Design For America
Calling all designers and developers!
A little over a year ago, President Obama’s Open Government Initiative unleashed a movement to make government more transparent, participatory and collaborative. Government agencies have responded and made a wealth of data available, with more to come. But sometimes constituents need more than pure data. They want information that is relevant to them. There are many agencies who offer information in usable and engaging formats, but even more who could use some models of how to better present information.
Last week, Sunlight Labs kicked off Design for America – a contest with the sole purpose of reaching out to the designer and developer community to help make government more engaging. Adobe is proud to be the platinum sponsor of the event.
Design for America consists of seven categories ranging from data visualization to redesigning a .gov website. Each category carries a $5000 prize for the winner. Finalists will be showcased and winners will be announced at the Gov 2.0 Expo in May. For contest details, entry requirements, and eligibility limitations, please check out the contest site.
Get creative and show government the value of innovative design!