Kickstarter visualized: movies are big, but design projects get more money

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Kickstarter, now heading into its fourth year of operations, has become the site of choice to raise money for independent films, iPhone accessories, and many other projects. The New York Times has visualized three years of Kickstarter proposals by category and money raised, giving us a good look at what people are supporting. Unsurprisingly, the highest average funding went to design projects like the Pebble wristwatch, which has beaten all previous records with over $ 7 million in backing, but the film and video project category actually takes in fully twice as much in pledges: people have pledged $ 60 million to movies, compared to $ 29 million for design projects.

The tiny number of design projects, though, still makes the number above…

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