Portfolio: Vote Smart

In collaboration with Brooke Chornyak, Tony Fugolo & Sidney Fritz

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Vote Smart Raleigh is an interactive environment that employs spatial and visual cues and navigation strategies to inform and orient voters in Raleigh while reinforcing the concepts of participation and community as part of the voting experience.

Informed by Kevin Lynch’s theories of wayfinding and urban planning, Vote Smart Raleigh investigates the organizing schemas for physical space and deploys them in an online environment.

While the audience of this site would ideally be all legal voters of Raleigh who are motivated to make an informed vote at the polls, this prototype focuses on Judy Smalls, who is new to Raleigh and the election process. As she moves through the system, the goals of Vote Smart Raleigh are to clarify the voting process in Raleigh, geographically orient residents of Raleigh in the upcoming election—particularly new ones, like Judy—and promote an informed vote, giving Judy the information she needs to make educated decisions in electing new officials and a practice ballot to take to the polls.












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