We’ve pleased to announce the alpha release of our Where Does My Money Go prototype. This is a web application that allows you to explore UK public spending – and you can take a look here:
Update: access underlying data here.
This an “alpha” release and its still a way from finished – we’re putting this out in the spirit of “release early, release often”. We’d greatly appreciate your feedback on specific bugs or problems – as well as your two cents on the prototype so far. Also we’d love your thoughts about issues that we’re aware of and currently working on:
- There are some issues with resizing for different screens. We have noticed things don’t look quite right with 1024 resolution screens. E.g. text overlaps in places.
- The national section is not yet functional.
- We are using the terminology derived from the datasets we are using, but are concerned that that this is rather jargonny and inaccessible.
So – over to you! What do you think? What could we do better?
Dr. Jonathan Gray is Lecturer in Critical Infrastructure Studies at the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London, where he is currently writing a book on data worlds. He is also Cofounder of the Public Data Lab; and Research Associate at the Digital Methods Initiative (University of Amsterdam) and the médialab (Sciences Po, Paris). More about his work can be found at jonathangray.org and he tweets at @jwyg.