Kickstarting Civic Design: An Overnight Success 10 Years in the Making

A session at WebVisions Chicago 2012

Friday 28th September, 2012

1:15pm to 2:00pm (CST)

If you think there’s a shortage of UX talent in the corporate world, you should see what it’s like in government. The world needs us -- UX people with design skills. But you can’t just walk in the door at City Hall and announce that you’re the answer to their prayers and problems. In civic design, the path to enlightenment goes through public hearings and basement hallways, meeting with and understanding public administrators and their constituents. Want to do good in the world? Thinking about doing UX in the public sector? Come hear Dana’s lessons learned through her campaign to improve ballot design.

Dana - with a band of merry helpers, including Chad Butterfly - is the editor of Field Guides To Ensuring Voter Intent. Each Field Guide holds brilliantly researched, guideline gems and examples about a specific and far-too-common election design problem. The first 4 Field Guides were funded by a successful Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign in Spring 2012 and were published in June 2012.

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Dana Chisnell

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Time 1:15pm2:00pm CST

Date Fri 28th September 2012

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