Below is an overview of the context in which all of our projects are situated this term. It is meant to help guide you when you make decisions about designs and approaches within your work this term.
The City of Vancouver is preparing for next year's municipal elections and is trying to better engage voters than in the prior election. There are some objectives to try and help achieve this:
- Provide accessible & timely information:
- Increase public awareness of the election
- Increase positive social cues around the election
- Inform how, where, and when to vote
- Increase knowledge of the responsibilities of municipal government
- Improve engagement with low voting communities & demographics
- Increase engagement with groups that have low rates of participation — youth (18-24), indigenous people, new Canadian citizens, low-income or homeless individuals, people with disabilities
- Work with community organizations to increase election awareness, voter registration, and distribution of informational materials
- Reduce barriers for voters
- Make voting as accessible as possible
- Promote registration and improve voter knowledge
Keep the objectives above in-mind when working on any of the projects this term as they will provide you with guidance as to which design decisions may be best for your project.
The supporting materials are what we intend you to draw upon for content in your projects. You are welcome to search for further materials to enhance your projects in the course, but it is not required.
- The impact of the roles/responsibilities of elected officials:
- Past initiatives and successes of the city:
- What the city does in your neighbourhood (landmarks, people, issues, objects):
- Steps to voting (for new and veteran voters):
- In-class Presentation Slides (from September 7th):
- City Branding Standards and Materials:
- Materials generated by you (the students):