Google challenges people to make tax data exciting

And they’ve just announced their winner! Click on the image to go through to the winning site.

Google obviously has an interest in getting more people interested in data of all types. However, the thing about data is it can be difficult to make it exciting for most people.

Personally, I’ve found that visualising that data in the form of a story is often the best way to get it across or understood.

This challenge really brings home that point and its especially great because the subject matter, which is how the government is spending your tax money (for US citizens), should really be something that concerns and interest all taxpayers.

You can check out all the other winning entries here http://datavizchallenge.org/.

Pretty damn cool.

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