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AIGA Design for Democracy
began to focus on election design in the wake of the 2000 presidential
election, seeking to apply information design principles of clarity and
simplicity in order to make voting easier and more accurate for all U.S.
Design for Democracy developed solutions for subsequent elections in
Illinois (Cook County and Chicago) and Oregon—detailed in Marcia
Lausen’s 2007 book, Design for
Democracy: Ballot and Election Design (University of Chicago
Press/AIGA)—as well as election design guidelines for the National
Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
In 2005, Design for Democracy began work with the U.S.
Election Assistance Commission (EAC), resulting in the establishment of national ballot and polling place design guidelines in 2007, which were distributed to 6,000 election officials across the country in 2008 and featured
in The New York Times online in the months leading up to the
November 2008 election.
Design for Democracy continues to support states and local election
jurisdictions, election officials, legislators, equipment providers,
printers and designers, as they apply the national guidelines to local
election materials. In addition to recent work with the states of
Florida, Kansas, New Jersey, New York and Ohio, AIGA Election Design
Fellows are on site in Oregon and Washington.
The following best practices report was created by AIGA Design for Democracy on behalf of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC).
Section: Why Design -
ballot, election design
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
A brand is, or at least should be the representation of a particular group of people and the activities in which they engage, and not the thing itself.
Section: Why Design
In the wake of an unprecedented $1.7 billion in state funding cuts, California’s three segments of higher education turned to the communications team at UC for help.
Section: Why Design -
Design for Good, brochure, education, pro bono
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External Resources (cont.)
The L!brary Initiative