“Voting in American is hard. There are far more steps than people realise” said Dana Chisnell. We talk to Dana about democracy as a design problem. We look at how the design of civic engagement impacts on both registration and participation and how that impact varies for burdened and privileged voters.
We learn a lot about the democratic process in the US and how mapping mental models plays a role in understanding and improving it. Dana also gives us some tips on how we, as designers and privileged voters, can help democracy. Wrapping up, Per and James reflect on the differences between the Swedish and American voting process.
(Listening time: 40 minutes, transcript)
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- Full transcript for Episode 193
- Center for Civic Design
- Slides from Dana’s talk at FBTB 2018
- Democracy is a design problem – Video of Dana’s talk at FBTB 2018
- League of Women Voters (Wikipedia)
- San Francisco 2016 voting ballot
- US trails most developed countries in voter turnout
- How to vote in Sweden (Website by Per)
- Cover-art photo used with permission from inUse
- Episode #77: Forms and surveys with Caroline Jarrett
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