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  1. 1. “Using Design Activism to eradicate bureaucratic friction for civic agencies.”Elisabetta DiStefano | Professor Tom Klinkowstein | Thesis 1 | Spring 2012 | Pratt Institute : Graduate Communication Design
  2. 2. This thesis presents the hypothesis of Urban Cities falling victim to thebureaucratic friction endemic imposed on civic agencies, whichcauses confusion and a decrease in civic engagement.Our role as communication designers is using visual and systems thinking indesign to remove confusion, increase transparency and promote tangibleprogressive action. In contrast to other methods that have been used forparticipatory decision making, this newly proposed methodology can helperadicate bureaucratic systems by establishing a sustainable infrastructureutilized for civic agencies and communities.As a result, this will help facilitate civic engagement while simultaneouslybuild bridges for these complex relations.
  3. 3. “Bureaucracy is thedeath of all sound work” —Albert Einstein
  4. 4. Citizen / Individual Anarchism Theocracy Feudalism Power / AuthorityPolitical Systems What are the Aristocracy Monarchy Communism differences? Fascism Republic Democracy
  5. 5. What is a Democracy? Do we live in one?
  6. 6. There is 3 branches of government.
  7. 7. Can you name these any of these 15 Executive Department Seals
  8. 8. We don’t know who’s who sometimes … so how do we reach out?
  9. 9. Independent Agencies andGovernment Corporations
  10. 10. Boards, Commissions, andCommittees (excluding Federal Advisory Committees)
  11. 11. This thesis presents the hypothesis of Urban Citiesfalling victim to the bureaucratic friction endemicimposed on civic agencies, which causes confusionand a decrease in civic engagement.
  12. 12. Our role as communication designers is using visual andsystems thinking in design to remove confusion, increasetransparency and promote tangible progressive action.
  13. 13. In contrast to other methods that have been used forparticipatory decision making, this newly proposedmethodology can help eradicate bureaucratic systemsby establishing a sustainable infrastructure utilized forcivic agencies and communities.NOW 1930s
  14. 14. As a result, this will help facilitate civic engagement whilesimultaneously build bridges for these complex relations.

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