The Commission on Living Standards is an independent research project, hosted by the Resolution Foundation think-tank and set up to investigate the economic stagnation of low to middle income Britain over recent decades. They asked us to create a website where they could present a general overview of the project and its key issues, as well as more technical and detailed information, including charts and specific publications. Most importantly they wanted to turn some of this data into a couple of interactive features that would allow users to appreciate and visualise the issues more readily. The first of these, “Where do I stand” allows users to enter details about their own household (income, number of adults, children) and immediately see their position among the population in general in a population pyramid-type diagram. The second, “Winners and losers” allows a quick comparison of how earnings have changed for different sectors of population year-on-year over the past 30+ years.
What we did