Thursday, August 28, 2008

How Design Can Save Democracy

On Nov. 4, most ballots will repeat design mistakes made in previous elections. Many of these errors are avoidable. This year, the United States Election Assistance Commission released ballot design guidelines. Using these guidelines, AIGA developed a new interactive feature, on the New York Times online, to identify common design problems and offer improvements.

Click Here to see an example of the problem ballot in 2004 and the new design solutions. ••••

1 comment:

sarahheartsdesign said...

Hopefully people will be able to understand ballots this election cycle. I vote in Brookline and my experience with the ballots there are that they are grouped in an easy to understand way. Thank goodness.

And yes, design can save us all!