UX FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
Represent.me is a passion project that seeks to help ex offenders understand the magnitude of their vote and participate in a process that often shapes the policies that effect recidivism. Holding at the forefront, considerations for a population fighting homelessness, food shortage, and addiction, coupled with functional illiteracy - we have a challenge. A challenge that limited access to our persona and by which the usual pillars of "delightful" design are proven impediments to the usability of our audience.* In the end I was ignited, surprised, and set free by the constraints of the task.
Kickstart Initial ideation & focus narrowing, prison and demographic research, lead UI, and pilot content writing.
Use the power of human-centered design to effectuate social change. Designers must recognize the challenges around implementation and deliver an actionable solution with clear implementation plans.
A responsive site design that seeks to demystify often rigorously complex language and remove hurdles that are daunting for even the average user, while centralizing and distilling the necessary information and required forms. Introduced to ex-offenders at a secondary stage of their journey via skill based learning at re-entry programs like Homeboy Industries.
Nielsen Norman Group • Microsoft Word Readability Tool • Whiteboard & Markers • Sketch • Illustrator • Invision.