THE HUMAN ELEMENT
Understanding the campaign’s message, its volunteers, and the habits of prospective voters was critical to the success of the project. We were less concerned with coming up with novel forms of interaction and more concerned with bridging the gap between information, people, and communities. Our charter was to create a mobile platform that encouraged and empowered citizens to participate in their local election process.
Mobile computing has the distinct opportunity to increase political participation, to improve government transparency, and to make our elected officials more accountable. By demystifying the political process and making information more accessible, not only can we improve our nation’s political dialogue, we can make it more inclusive.
What better way to begin than to help re-imagine the political process?