On Feb. 13, 2009, Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. One of the goals of this legislation was to foster unprecedented levels of citizen oversight of government spending. Part of that mandate was the development of, a website to provide the American public with a historic degree of transparency into the act’s spending and the ability to track where their tax money was going.

On July 9, 2009, the Recovery Board announced that our team had been awarded the contract to redesign and redevelop the site. As the Creative Director for TMP Government, my role in the project included user experience development as well as leading the creative team through the design process. The task included statistical information design, 508 accessibility compliant design, and integration with the selected CMS, Microsoft's SharePoint.

Wicked Fast

In the 3 months that followed from award to website launch, our team engaged with the client and stakeholders and collaborated through the development process. On September 28, 2009 our team proudly launched 2.0. Our team had deployed a feature-rich, highly-usable web application that was unprecedented in both scope and development time-frame.

Webby Award

Oh yeah...and we won a webby award for our efforts!