Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Oakland's homepage in wordcloud format

City of Oakland homepage wordcloud:

Word clouds are a visual way to see word frequency. Note the 3rd most important word, Click.

Of high importance:
  • Click
  • (City) Council
  • Budget
  • Illegal (Fireworks)
  • Business
  • Parking
  • Night
  • Public
  • Information 
  • Report

Notably small or absent:

  • Citizen
  • Services
  • SeeClickFix

Does the word cloud tell us something the visual design does not? I'd say so. The Banner photo of Chinatown, Mayor Jean Quan, and the Maintenance Notification feature prominently.