Today the Federal Communications Commission released “reboot the FCC,” an ambitious attempt to “improv[e] citizen interactions with the Federal Communications... View ArticleContinue reading
While the Federal Communications Commission considers the first steps toward ensuring net neutrality--making certain that broadband providers do not discriminate against high traffic sites--the telecom firms that would be affected by the rules and their trade groups have been swamping Congress with a one-two punch of campaign contributions from the companies and their registered lobbyists. Some 244 members of Congress were the beneficiaries of these contribution clusters--totaling more than $9.4 million--from January 2007 to June 2009, an investigative collaboration of the Sunlight Foundation and the Center for Responsive Politics has found. Telecom interests and their lobbyists engaged in more ...Continue reading
The day after the reveal of our conceptual FCC comps, the FCC invited Daniel and I over to discuss the redesign. They were very receptive to our suggestions, and indicated a strong desire to implement some significant changes to the site in the relatively near future. We haven't seen anything with our own eyes – yet – but they asked smart questions and gave good answers to our questions. We're hopeful that there's some good work to be seen in the near future.Continue reading
Over the last few weeks there's been a lot of discussion concerning the redesign of the FCC website. We've discussed problems and potential solutions, with many of you helping us to identify a usable navigation structure through our card sorting tool. Now it's time to move onto the design.Continue reading
Thanks to everyone who took part in our online card sorting exercise last week. We had a great response, and it was really helpful in putting together a more cohesive and understandable structure for our upcoming FCC redesign. Without further ado, here's what we landed on:Continue reading
Have 15 to 20 minutes to help us redesign the FCC's website? There are just a few days left to participate in our card sorting exercise. If you have the time today or tomorrow, visit http://websort.net/s/B74CAB/ to get started. I'll be gathering the results Friday morning and will then start on the design.
Thanks to all who have participated so far!
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There has been a lot of great discussion on our blog and in our google group regarding how to redesign the FCC website as part of our redesigning the government series. But instead of moving straight into the design I thought it might be beneficial to explore how we might organize the content of the FCC site by sharing with them, and other government agencies a tool on how to think through it.Continue reading
Sunlight’s John Wonderlich gave remarks before the Federal Communication Commission yesterday. I’m posting his full remarks below: 8/6/09 — Remarks... View ArticleContinue reading
The Sunlight Foundation is building a mock-up redesign of the Federal Communication Commission’s web site, and we need your help.... View ArticleContinue reading
Our next goal in our redesigning the government series is to do the FCC website. Check it out. According to archive.org, the last time the site underwent a redesign was in August/September of 2001. The site is long overdue for an overhaul. When we started kicking around the idea of doing the FCC website, we talked to a few folks about it and we think that unlike any other mock redesign we've done, we're going to open the process and have community help drive this.Continue reading