Tax Clock is an interactive online tool that gives users a symbolic representation of how much of their work day goes towards paying tax, while also visualizing which specific government departments are receiving support from their tax money.
By using data from the latest tax tables, Tax Clock illustrates how time spent working translates into income taxes. The site visualizes the percentage of your day that goes to taxes, while also providing a high-level overview of which government departments are being funded by your hard-earned money. The hope is that by showing people how their taxes are supporting different government departments, they will be motivated to engage with those departments and make their voices heard on how public money is being spent.
I developed and implemented Tax Clock's user interface design with OpenUp (formerly named Code for South Africa). It was featured and embedded on several news outlets, including IOL, TimesLive, ENCA and BusinessTech.