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Established in 1998, AIGA Design for Democracy applies design tools and
thinking to increase civic participation by making interactions between
the U.S. government and its citizens more understandable, efficient and
trustworthy. Independent, pragmatic and committed to the public good,
Design for Democracy collaborates with researchers, designers and
policy-makers in service of public sector clients and AIGA’s goal of
“demonstrating the value of design by doing valuable things.”
and election design
Since 2000, Design for Democracy’s ballot and election design project has worked to make voting easier and more accurate for all U.S. citizens. Recent accomplishments include the “Field Guides To Ensuring Voter Intent” to help county election officials design ballots, write instructions for voters, test ballots
for usability and create effective poll worker materials.
Out the Vote
Every four years AIGA invites members to create nonpartisan posters and videos to inspire the American public to vote. All posters from AIGA’s 2012 Get Out the Vote campaign are available online in PDF format for you to download,
print and hang in your town, and we encourage you to share video and poster
entries with your friends, colleagues and social networks.
Resources for designersIndividual designers and local AIGA chapters can make a difference! Learn how.
Next steps for government officialsAs government looks for ways to be more accessible, transparent and
efficient, Design for Democracy can help.
In the current moment of economic uncertainty, we are all taking stock and once again turning to innovation as the silver bullet that will guide us forward. Yet in the eyes of many leaders, innovation seems tightly coupled with science, technology, engineering and math—the STEM subjects. Maeda posits that we need to add STEAM to STEM by adding art.
Section: Why Design -
Conference , business
Architects have them, now designers do too. Already trusted by Fortune 500's and business celebrities, and endorsed by Ogilvy&Mather and FiDM, graphic design bLuPRINT poised to become new industry standard.
Section: Tools and Resources
Presenting food from a wide variety of angles—cultural, political and scientific—this traveling exhibition effectively gives physical form to complicated stories, making abstract ideas about food both compelling and visually appealing.
Section: Why Design -
illustration, information design, communication design, data visualization, design research, environmental design, exhibition design, experience design, interaction design, nonprofit, type design, Competition, cross-cultural design, culture, diversity, eco issues, social issues
How do you transform a successful, but outdated, online service into a robust app targeted to younger business owners—without losing any of your core users along the way? Intuit’s design strategist, Dorelle Rabinowitz, takes us behind the scenes with the app’s case study.
experience design, in-house design, interface design, user experience, INitiative
IBM Smarter Planet Illustrations and Posters
External Resources (cont.)
Parker Marketing Identity
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