Light Box

October 30th, 2008, 6:18 pm

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My idea involves the use of light to give the user privacy when filling in their voting slip. The four pylons have LED bulbs which, when activated by the user entering the booth, shine to provide a visual barrier to other voters. When the user leaves the booth the lights are deactivated and the next voter can enter.

Voting Booth

October 30th, 2008, 6:40 pm

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I waited till the last minute to submit this, because nothing really good came to me. Found myself mentally blocked, because these problems seem to be better solved with politics and public education. Not sure if better hardware will make this process much better.

This idea has the intention of being collapsible, for storage. It can change height, with some adjustment by poll workers, for people of varying stature. I've never seen this anywhere (maybe its an ethics thing), but polling booths might benefit from descriptions of candidates and referendums. That's what the monitor is for.

October 30th, 2008, 7:03 pm

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With all of the technology available we should make voting apart of our everyday lives. This concept eliminates the booth and would give everyone a chance to vote from any where in the US. Giving the power back to the people!


October 30th, 2008, 7:07 pm

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My digital vote aport. It's a portatil box, all inclusive, with an magnetic card activation. The steps are easy, you take one magentic card, shoose the vote and pu the magnetic card (whith the vote impres) in the real box, so you have 2 ways of vote, the digital and the fisical vote.

October 30th, 2008, 7:25 pm

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1 hour? sorry, but i gotta call shenanigans on this...

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Vote In Reverse

October 30th, 2008, 7:51 pm

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really took 20 mins doin this

Vote in Reverse. Why?

In 00s democracy is not that representative. so what can we do, give power to the people to choose who they really want. if voting is in pairs, there's a candidate you want and a candidate you don't want. or maybe you don't want no one. that's the spirit. this voting mode affects politicians if the people don't feel represented, so they'll work more and better in order to not be voted by you.

give the people a way to express, and let them choose the one they don't really want. that decision is way more elocuent, in times when people usually don't have a word on almost anything

it's a stand that capturates live expression.
a panel with a sensor digitally connected through all the states
gives you info at any second.

the countings go in reverse, yiap?
so you better have no votes at all

Electoral College

October 30th, 2008, 8:15 pm

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With this design, Voters get a better understanding of where their vote is going. Not to the general election, but putting their vote in the 'District', which is where individual voting really applies.

This insinuates and educates as to how the Electoral College actually works.

Citizen > District Representative > State > Nation!

Voting Stall

October 30th, 2008, 8:31 pm

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I have so many things to apologize for this time, I don't know where to start.
I've spent the week writing essays for a transfer application. Let this be a moral lesson: when one person procrastinates, everybody suffers.


October 30th, 2008, 9:26 pm

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This design was carefully constructed around the image of today's working society: always busy.

In order to combat excuses such as: "I'm too busy to vote," "it takes too long," and "finding a voting place is too hard," I developed an idea more than an object. A certain computer software would be integrated into every ATM machine across the nation, allowing the machine to not only transfer funds, but also become a voting booth. It would read a voter's card (obtained at the DPS) that links your voter profile to that ATM--basic personal information and a list of recent votes. Once inserted, pressing in the correct PIN will allow one to vote at any ATM across the nation.

And since there are currently over 400,000 ATMs in the nation, voting never seemed so easy.


Votes would be collected and sorted at a much quicker rate
There will be a seen increase in the overall votes by the population
Discontinue absentee ballots
Decrease voting fraud since it is done electronically
Easier to access and use at any time

Not many people have problems with ATM transfers--why should they have problems voting?

The security cameras stationed at every ATM will ensure protection over voting fraud and abuse.

And the best part--Out of time? Why not vote IN YOUR CAR through an ATM drive-thru. The first and only drive-thru voting system.
Dual ATM-Voting Machine-JLEE.jpg
This is my first post.

October 30th, 2008, 11:28 pm

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The main idea of this product was to be able to provide different interfaces located in its different faces according to its different uses in public or private environment and definning one face to one user.

From a public standpoint, in its rear face we can see a slot which is used to insert the card with the name of the candidate selected. This way we have the option to double count the votes in case we dont trust the virtual count.
To count the voting cards located in the box, we need to flip the product and use its bottom interface, which is meant for maintenance and software load purposes.

From a private standpoint, we have the necessary privacy features so that it could be used outside a booth. We also have a screen where the different candidates are displayed so that we can select by using the user inclusive interface, also in braile system (with the option of plugging headphones so that a non vident person can vote unsupervised).

The whole interrface has a sliding mechanism, unveiling the “private slot” so that you can insert your “voting card”, activating the machine. We also have folding privacy sidewalls so that when we transport the product, the lcd visor is protected by them.
Because of having folding and sliding options, the dimensions of the product are variable, making it effective and “space-friendly” to transport to the vote counting stations when the election day is over.

Marcelo Finoli
Industrial Design Student
Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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October 31st, 2008, 12:11 am

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