Articles about Civic Design

Using Your UX-pertise to Save the World: Pro Bono Work That Also Benefits You

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Take a love for helping others. Mix in a passion for UX. The result can change your career, and make a difference in the nonprofit community. [Read More]

Designing with a Service Perspective: A Bronx Tale

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The world is heavily reliant on services. User experience and design professionals are primed to apply a service perspective for making these experiences effective. [Read More]

Helping Students Go to College: Lessons Learned from the KnowHow2GO Public Service Campaign

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Public service campaigns, like KnowHow2GO.org, intended for college bound students, must understand how best to present necessary information in order to serve large, diverse audiences. [Read More]

HCI for Peace: An Invitation to Positive Action

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Human-computer interaction (HCI) provides novel opportunities for user experience professionals to design technologies that promote specific human values such as peace. [Read More]

A Design Method for
 BOP Users: Products for Social Innovation

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When developing products for 90 percent of the world, in order to create acceptable devices, designers need to resolve belief conflicts between themselves and target users. [Read More]

Editor’s Note: Designing for Social Change

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This issue’s theme of “Designing for Social Change” focuses on the challenge of UX design for constructive social change. [Read More]

Accessible, Private, and Independent Voting: The Prime III Voting System

The Prime III Voting System is pursuing the ultimate goal of electronic voting systems; a single design that allows everyone to vote privately and independently. [Read More]

The View from Here: A Call to Action for Universal Design from the United Nations

Usability professionals should lead the implementation of the dispositions of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities relative to accessibility and universal design. [Read More]