BlockVote is a mobile voting app which uses blockchain technology to both secure and verify voting ID and enable remote ballot casting.

KEY ROLES

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Research, Concept Development,
Storyboarding, Project Management,
Asset Design, Video Production

Design Research, Visual Design, Branding, Prototyping, Storytelling, Filmmaking, Video Editing

PARTNERS

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Design Research, Visual Design, Branding, Prototyping, Storytelling, Filmmaking, Video Editing

INSTRUCTOR

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Aynne Valencia

Design Research, Visual Design, Branding, Prototyping, Storytelling, Filmmaking, Video Editing

BRIEF

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Design an experience which uses emerging technology to enable remote/mobile voting.

Craft a complete and consistent Out of Box Experience for a new IoT device which results in behavior change for the user. 

APPROACH

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For this project our team conducted primary and secondary research followed by synthesis and opportunities analysis. From there we crafted storyboards, experience maps, wireframes, and branding explorations. Our final design solution included a clickable app prototype, ballot design mockups, ad mockups, and a promotional video.

Craft a complete and consistent Out of Box Experience for a new IoT device which results in behavior change for the user. 

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Voter Verification

BlockVote is tied into the existing voter registry to check and see if you’re a registered voter or not. This ensures that only registered voters will be using BlockVote to cast their ballot, preventing identity theft and voting fraud.

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Blockchain ID

Using blockchain technology, BlockVote generates a unique voter ID for every user. This is stored on the blockchain, submitted when you cast your ballot, and used for voter verification during the ballot processing phase.

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eBallot Casting

The mobile ballot on BlockVote is designed using an easy-to-read format focused on increased accessibility. Once your vote is cast, all ballot selections are permanently tied to your blockchain voter ID. Once the ballot printers recieve your vote this data is translated into a scannable QR code unique to your vote.

BlockVote System

BlockVote integrates with the existing voting system and ballot processing procedures by using your unique voter ID as a traceable point of verification. This is followed all the way from the mobile app to designated ballot printers and finally to the scantron machines for counting. If at any point along the way, the selections on the printed ballot don't match the votes linked to your ID on the blockchain, the ballot will be pulled for review and you will be notified via the BlockVote app. Once everything is successfully verified at the polling station you will receive a final notification letting you know that your vote has been processed and counted.

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Process