Growth Map Public Policy + Visualization Prototype
The world is slow in ending world poverty.
The is capable of taking a larger leadership role.
Where are the people in the partnership that deﬁne
Where is the government in the partnership that deﬁnes
Timing couldn’t be worse.
For example, North Carolina is facing exponential growth
from migration. Citizens and State can’t decide how to
manage this growth. The government attempted to pass
a bill in 2005 giving undocumented immigrants in-state
tuition to address one condition within its control, but the
bill failed to pass, resulting in a split between constituents
and representatives. Division remains.
Collaboration is needed to address the compound issues of our day,
and designers can create conditions necessary for this experience.
T , Citizens and State must have a space
T , Citizens and State must
understand the issue. Understanding is built through empathy,
trust and education.
T , Citizens and State must see future
possibilities that address mutual needs.
David Rose’s Receptivity Gradient
Not ready to Ready to hear Ready to hold Have an Have an Act on an Advocates for
hear and learn and learn an opinion opinion opinion and opinion the position
ready to act
create a common language
the language and
culture of multiple
di erent than
his/her own designer as facilitator | of an activity | to achieve a goal
audible policy that
conduit visualizer citizen upholds
voices the public’s
To facilitate a Citizen’s journey of understanding, I propose tools to do so.
When conveying a public policy issue, how can a dynamic,
relational information system facilitate Citizens from
being ready to hear and learn to acting on an opinion?
visual landscape of opinions, facts and
scenarios for an issue
An information system I am calling a
speculates how Citizens and State might manage the
complexity of compound problems.
a dynamic, relational information system
a clariﬁcation and explanation tool
a decision-making environment
an accessible discursive space
that facilitate Citizens’ journeys towards an informed opinion.
demographic touchpoint type of media channel
(object to interact with) physical space
18–24 year old touch-
there’s a ﬂow of diverse citizens could be designed as a visual indicator
with a potential to be pulled in location of the neighborhood/district
privileges those who
are mobile, proximate to the should o er space exist in multiple
space with time to spare to rest library universities
18–24 year old touch-
focus on digital touchscreen communicate with others
(ex: Microsoft Surface), physically and virtually
vertical signage to illustrate
When conveying the immigrant/in-state tuition
issue in a university library, how can a
facilitate 18-24 year-old Citizens from being ready to
hear and learn to acting on an opinion?
thanks for your time
questions? contact me at Matt@NewKind.com