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.
As part of IBM’s larger Data is a Game Changer campaign by Ogilvy, design agency HUSH was asked, for the second time, to bring this data to life at the U.S. Open.
Section: Why Design -
Competition, Justified, information design, web design, digital media
This collection of sample ballots highlights common ballot
design challenges and AIGA Design for Democracy's
Section: Why Design -
Design for Democracy, election design, design educators, students
The go-to design podcast helps AIGA Women Lead celebrate women’s achievements, with a playlist of inspiring and innovative women leading the profession.
Section: Inspiration -
Womens Leadership, diversity, digital media
15 uses for Newsprint
Chris Silas Neal Studio