Hot off the presses! Our latest project with the Knight Foundation went live today. Trends in Civic Tech is an interactive tool for exploring the rapidly growing field of “civic tech” — organizations and companies operating at the intersection of technology, open government, and citizen engagement.
Open Government and Community Action are further subdivided into eleven innovation clusters.
Within these clusters are 209 individual organizations and companies.
Hovering over an individual company highlights how interconnected the civic tech sector is.
We entered into this project already believing in the power of technology to improve the lives of citizens and efficiency of government, so it was both illuminating and inspiring to help bring this first-of-its-kind picture of the civic tech landscape to life. We’re excited to continue our work with this visualization, to make it even more useful as a tool for civic tech practitioners and investors alike.
Founded in 2010 by Ben Fry, Fathom Information Design works with clients to understand complex data through interactive tools and software for mobile devices, the web, and large format installations. Out of its studio in Boston, Fathom partners with Fortune 500s and non-profit organizations across sectors, including health care, education, financial services, media, technology, and consumer products.