Featuring essays from leading designers, MPs and policymakers, 'Designing Democracy' asks what contribution design could make to improving both participation in the democratic process and communication between electors, those who seek election, and those who have been elected.
Co-Chaired by John Howell MP and Dr. Richard Simmons, the essays will investigate key questions surrounding democratic engagement, not least the ongoing trend towards declining election turnouts and increasing voter apathy. In particular, the publication will ask what role design can play in reversing this trend and reinvigorating democratic engagement in the UK, particularly at grassroots level. How can we use design to help people understand why their vote counts? How can design improve the experience of voting? How will design shape the future of democracy?
The publication will be launched in Parliament on 23rd March with a follow-up debate event held in the V&A on 10th April.
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