Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Designing a better ballot

Before and after ...

How Design Can Save Democracy” is AIGA’s attempt to identify common design problems in election ballots and offer improvements.

s it an improvement? Sure.

But the real crime here is how terrible the original one is. Looks like a bunch of lawyers trying to figure out Quark. It’s tough to have much faith in your government’s ability to solve truly complicated challenges when it seems so inept at dealing with relatively simple issues. Hasn’t this been a known problem for eight years now?!

It’d also be interesting to see what ballots look like in other parts of the world."    (Continued via 37signals)    [Usability Resources]

Before Ballot Design - Usability, User Interface Design

Before Ballot Design

After Ballot Design - Usability, User Interface Design

After Ballot Design


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The deplorable state of usability in ballot design isn't a result of government failure; rather, it's a failure of the usability industry to market itself and get its message out.

10:37 AM  

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