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Monday, March 14 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Voting: The 233-Year-Old Design Problem

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Do you think the "butterfly ballot" was an isolated problem? How did the hanging chad become a world-class design problem? Did you know our 43rd president was chosen because of a decision made about font size? By someone who was not a trained designer? Did you know that the presidential election in 2000 was not the first - or last - time that design problems affected the outcome of an election? If you're trained in design, interested in fair elections, or looking for a way to affect world peace, come to this panel. This is probably the most important panel in the Free World. And we're not kidding.

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Dana Chisnell

Principal ResearcherUsabilityWorksDana, a keen researcher with a natural curiosity for discovering the solutions to wicked problems, suddenly found herself sucked into the whirlwind world of ballot design following the 2000 US presidential election. She's now a recognized expert and... Read More →
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Dana DeBeauvoir

County ClerkTravis County Clerk
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Ric Grefe

CEOAIGARic Grefé is the executive director of AIGA, the professional association for design. He has been extremely active in finding ways to improve the quality of information design, experience design and service design in the citizen experience. AIGA is the oldest and largest professional... Read More →
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Lawrence Norden

Sr CounselBrennan Center for Justice at NYULawrence Norden is Senior Counsel in the Brennan Center's Democracy Program. In his capacity as director of the Brennan Center's Voting Technology Project, Mr. Norden has authored several nationally recognized reports and articles related... Read More →

Monday March 14, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC

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