Making campaign finance data accessible to voters
Role & Duration:
User Research, Content, Product Strategy, UX/UI Design, Information Architecture, Prototyping, and Usability Testing In progress...
About Open Disclosure:
Open Disclosure San José is an open-source project with the mission to empower voters with information about the role of money in local elections. The website translates campaign statements from the City of San José into accessible visualizations and easy to understand summaries.
Money in politics impacts everything from who wins elections to how policies are influenced. According to user research, "84% of Americans believe that campaign finance has too much influence on political campaigns" yet, making sense of the data is practically impossible. Campaign disclosures are buried within thousands of different pdfs and filled with intimidating legal jargon.
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