2016

Molly McLeod

Design: Your Civic Duty

October 21 | 3:30 | 90 Minutes | DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

Why is it often so hard to understand voting, the most essential civic duty? Confusing information packets and poorly designed ballots can actually sway an election. Together, we’ll discuss and critique voter information materials and ballots. We’ll discuss tactical tips for designing content and layout, and do some hands-on activities to practice redesigning some materials. You’ll learn about the challenges and opportunities of designing for the public sector, and what you can do to help your community — even if you don’t consider yourself a designer.

Design: Your Civic Duty

October 21 | 8:30 | 90 Minutes | DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

Why is it often so hard to understand voting, the most essential civic duty? Confusing information packets and poorly designed ballots can actually sway an election. Together, we’ll discuss and critique voter information materials and ballots. We’ll discuss tactical tips for designing content and layout, and do some hands-on activities to practice redesigning some materials. You’ll learn about the challenges and opportunities of designing for the public sector, and what you can do to help your community — even if you don’t consider yourself a designer.

Where I'll Be

October 21 | 3:30 Design: Your Civic Duty
October 21 | 8:30 Design: Your Civic Duty

Molly McLeod is a designer, artist, and educator based in Oakland, CA. At Code for America, she helped cities adopt user-centered practices to deliver better services to residents. She’s worked on a documentary film about a feminist art collective, a board game about economic justice, and public art projects in New Orleans. Her mission is to empower people to improve their communities through design.