Yesterday, I posted a bit about how data.gov shouldn’t focus on data visualizations, but rather providing clean reliable data to citizens. But what this means is that we as a non-government community really need to start thinking about how to do visualizations when that data becomes available. Right now we’re asking a lot of questions about data visualizations inside the Sunlight Offices that need to be shared with the wider Labs community:
- Should we hire somebody that does good data visualizations full time?
- Should we have a contest for best data visualization?
- What kinds of data visualizations would be successful in our field?
In order to kick off the discussion with the larger group, I want to gauge response from the wider design and visualization community and see what kind of people are out there. So I’m asking that if you’re interested in working on the visualization and design side of things rather than the application and coding side of things that you fill out the form below.
Full disclosure: I’m not sure what I’m going to do with the information you provide, but I promise I won’t give it out, and I won’t subscribe you to any lists you’re not already on here at Sunlight. I just want to get a sense of who is out there and what they have to offer.
Here’s the magic Google form: