Design: Providing Transparencyfor Civic EngagementBy Elisabetta Di StefanoM.S. Communication/Packaging Design
Most civic agencies (federal, tribal, state or local) suffer fromunnecessary politics, silos, and turf wars. To eliminate thebureaucratic friction endemic to city agencies, our role ascommunication designers is to build bridges for these complexrelations by eliminating confusion while simultaneouslyfacilitating change. Visual and systems thinking, two importantdesign attributes, will help bring this concept into fruition.Designers can begin to increase the much-needed transparencybetween the public, the government and civic agencies.
Defining Roles | Making Connections Civic Agencies Citizens | Community Non Profits (ex: Rotary Club, Kiwanis, District Board, Committes, etc.) Federal Community Groups In New York: The districts divided within each borough. State Districts Local Schools Schools that are within that area that is being discussed are effected Tribal CitizenExecutive, Legislative, Judicial50 States | Different Laws Other Urban Planners Designershttp://www.usa.gov/Government/Tribal-Sites/index.shtml Activists
Understanding Relationships Between These Roles • Economic • Political • Social • Cultural
Attitudes & EgosUnderstanding People’s Attitudes Towards Governement Today. • Baby Boomers, Gen X, DotNets [Is there a difference?]Involvement • Who does get involved to make a difference?