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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.
Facing a crisis, the LIVESTRONG Foundation responded with a subtle rather than radical rebrand, boldly banking on the organization’s secure sense of self and its message that LIVESTRONG has never been about one person.
Section: Why Design -
Competition, Justified, advertising, branding, graphic design, identity design, nonprofit, print design, health, strategy
Alex Center of The Coca-Cola Company shares his story, lessons, and tips on getting ahead as an in-house designer at a small and massively large organization.
What’s it like to establish and run a successful studio—all by yourself? Von Glitschka of Glitschka Studios in the Pacific Northwest shares thoughts and plans for the future in this interview for “Defining the Studio of 2015.”
Section: Inspiration -
interview, freelancing, culture, business plans, collaboration, new business development, studio management
As North Carolina prepared to vote on a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in 2012, New Kind partnered with the Coalition to Protect All North Carolina Families to fight back to develop and roll out a campaign against the Amendment that featured open source principles and community-focused design.
Section: Why Design -
Design for Good, advertising, government, graphic design, identity design, nonprofit, print design, web design, posters, signage, diversity, election design, social issues, strategy, digital media
IBM Smarter Planet Illustrations and Posters
External Resources (cont.)
AIGA MAKE/THINK Conference - Title Sequences & Motion Graphics
KNOCK identity - Self Awareness