In Concepting we took everything we learned during the Inspiration phase and used those insights to develop our own creative ideas to address the challenge question. Concepting has now ended. Head over to our other phases to join in!
A polling station map that shows which station can be easily accessed by people in wheelchairs and also shows with which voting mechanisms a station is equipped. Creating awareness and giving information on billboards, sport events, malls, lobbies.
Traditionally surveys are paper-based during an event. Even an electronic-based system represents a challenge for the organizer. NFC (Near Field Communication) technology allows to establish communication with a "touch" for smart-phones and alike.
Voting is about trust and evidence. I propose a tangible artifact augmented by reliable technology with a digital infrastructure redundancy. This idea is about evidence from the mail that can be read with hands and eyes to the secured ballot box.
Polling places are "found spaces" re-used for voting. This makes it difficult to provide similar access everywhere. This concept suggests a longer-term project to research and prototype an ideal universal polling place
Fingerprinting, a clear method of identification, can be applied to voting by having each person cast their votes through dipping their fingers into different colors and marking them on a sheet of paper.
pre-inscription to know wich people have disabilities that prevents him normal voting and give him an special code to acess multimedia applications for handicap people. then create special booths to allow them to vote.
Now the voting experience might change and people use online sites or remote devices. But if a person chose to visit an actual location for various reasons, shouldn't that space be redesigned to accommodate the need for these people to visit again.
We want to build a website that allows all people (but especially those with disabilities) to know more about their polling locations. It crowdsources info about accessibility, specific issues and how many people will be voting (and when).
A reusable Device which uses Cell Phone Networks to record a voters choice from any location. Phones are not involved, just the network
The design is modular allowing for different attachments which can aid people with their different disabilities
School-age children in immigrant families often act as translators and interpreters for their parents for a range of issues. How can we reach out to them to let them know the election resources available to them and their parents?
If casting a ballot could be as easy as validating a bus ticket it would make taking the voting machine to the voter physically easier. A completed ballot only needs to have the voters choices on it, not all the possible options on the blank ballot.
My idea is targeting to the group who couldn't vote on the Election Day.
By installing voting kiosks at stores and having store managers as poll workers, we might be able to provide year-round voting services.