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Winners of Sunlight’s Design Government Contest

The Design for America Winners, by Clay Johnson, Sunlight Labs (05/26/2010).

The Design for America contest led to the most compelling, interesting visualizations of any of our contests. With about 72 entries, the design community stepped up and showed amazing ways for us to view government and imagine new ways for government to serve citizens.

All in all, our winners were wonderful — each entry is a different vision of how government could be. Each entry either shows us how government could look or how government does work.

How a bill is *actually* made

This was just tweeted by the folks at the Sunlight Foundation and I thought the infographic was really sweet:

Compare that with the simplified version on GPO’s Ben’s Guide which makes no mention of CBO scores, markup, lobbyists, filibusters, reconciliation etc.

The graphic above (see full size here) was one of the winners in the Sunlight Foundation’s recent Design for America contest. There’s also an excellent guide to the Senate rules, and a brilliant, user-friendly redesign of the IRS website. You can see all the winners here.

Thanks Mike Wirth for the killer infographic and thanks Sunlight Foundation for a well done Design for America contest!