Design for Democracy

Great design. Is there anything it can’t do?

On the other hand, bad design has, as the 2000 election show, difficult consequences, and not matter where you stand on the whole Florida recount thing, one must acknowledge that the whole mess could have been avoided with some careful work by a good graphic designer. While this won’t be fixed in time for this election (or, honestly, anytime soon), the Times has a nice bit from two good designers on how to make a ballot people can actually understand.

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