What’s Next? Co-designing civic engagement on the local level

In the wake of this revolutionary summer and contentious general election, many of us are considering what civic engagement looks like moving forward.

We’ll be coming together on Sunday, December 13th to discuss barriers to participation in local politics and how we might improve civic engagement on a local level.

In this two hour session, we’ll collaborate in small groups to work through a human-centered design process, including:

  • Storytelling and storyboarding our experiences
  • Identifying and communicating a problem
  • Looking to real-world analogous experiences
  • Ideating as a team
  • Pitching concepts to the group

You'll walk away from this session with...

  • New ideas for raising the level of participation in local races and policy issues that directly impact us and our neighbors
  • Practice applying human-centered design to local, communal issues
  • Greater understanding of the challenges around local civic engagement
  • Opportunities to influence that future of this AIGA Seattle civic design initiative

This workshop is for you if...

  • You are interested in using design to address civic issues and improve your community
  • You want to practice applying design to civic challenges and public service
  • You are interested in design thinking and human centered design, and you enjoy learning new exercises and ways of thinking about it
  • You want to meet other designers and creatives in Seattle and tackle local problems together!

It is not required that you are an American citizen, voted in the general election, work in the public sector, or identify as a designer/creative. We welcome a diversity of perspectives and areas of expertise, and simply ask that you do, too.

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The session is on Sunday, December 13th from 2PM - 4PM PT.

The workshop is 100% free to attend, but there are only 15 spots, so sign up fast! If you sign up and learn you cannot attend, please kindly email hannah@seattle.aiga.org so that we can offer your spot to someone else.

You will need access to Zoom (and have a working camera and microphone), as well as a stable internet connection. If you need help with any of those things, please reach out to the event organizers at marketing@seattle.aiga.org and we will do our best to assist you.

If you have any other questions about the workshop, feel free to reach out!

We look forward to seeing you online on December 13th!

When & Where
Sun, Dec 13, 2020 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM PST