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Because you're the kind of people you are, I know you value good design. And now because you've backed the Field Guides to Ensuring Voter Intent,... Read more
Kickstarter == > Center for Civic Design
January 1, 2014
2013 was a phenomenal year. But it would have been completely different without Kickstarter backers like you.
There were grants from surprising sources, seriously cool projects... Read more
PDFs available for Vol. 05 - 08!
I'd say that making four new Field Guides has been like delivering quadruplets, but a) I have never had 1 kid let alone multiples at one time, and b) it... Read more
Field Guides Rule: Letter from Chad Butterfly
Hi, it's me, Chad. Chad Butterfly.
Oh, I know it’s bad form to start a letter with an apology, but I simply have to. Sorry this is so... Read more
Four Field Guide titles have been sent to press!
I have goosebumps.
The first four Field Guides went to press at Scout Books yesterday afternoon. They are delicious little creatures, and I can’t wait until they come... Read more
What are the Field Guides going to cover?
A few people have actually asked what we're going to talk about in the Field Guides. Thought you might want to know, too.
These are going to be Top 10s... Read more
The first guides, new rewards, a few days left to tell more people about the project
Here's a couple of minutes about what's happening with Field Guides To Ensuring Voter Intent.
Why we need ballot design guidelines
Watch and listen. These are participants in a study I conducted in San Francisco and Oakland in December 2011. They're using ballots that implement ranked choice voting.
What will the field guides look like?
The plan is to publish several topic-based field guides. Right now, we're looking at field guides on
- basic ballot design
- plain language instructions
- multi-language ballots
- voting and older adults ... Read more
Due to popular demand, 5 more boxed sets available
Seems that our backers love rarity and craftsmanship. Or, maybe they just like everything to be in its place. Or maybe it's that they're hoarders, um collectors.
Anyway, we're hoping... Read more
Local elections officials are looking for design guidance
As Sarah Higgins -- AIGA design fellow in the Washington State Elections Division -- attests, people who deal with ballot design are hungry for data and guidelines on which to... Read more
Chad Butterfly, the most interesting guy in civic design
This is the guy who will be featured on the thank-you postcards and as art in the field guides. It also happens that he's the voice of the project on... Read more
Adam Connor's kicky art gives us Chad Butterfly
Chad Butterfly is our project mascot, developed by Adam Connor. Chad will appear on the postcards as well as the field guides themselves. If you are a fan of Adam's... Read more
Who will do the work?
This is a very reasonable question my friend Joe Hall asks. The answer is: probably mostly me with lots of collaborators. My prime collaborators will be Whitney Quesenbery and Drew... Read more