Rather than leaving a redesign of the voting system to election officials, Marcia Lausen, author of "Design for Democracy: Ballot and Election Design" and a co-founder of Design for Democracy, is determined to apply the highest possible standards of information design to make the system clear, accessible, easy to use and the results accurate.
Mark Vanderbeeken is a senior partner at Experientia, an international experience design consultancy, based in Turin, Italy. He is also the author of the successful experience design blog Putting People First. Mark is a specialist in visioning, identity development and strategic communications and worked in Italy, Denmark, the USA and Belgium. He was communications manager of Interaction Design Institute Ivrea, European communications coordinator for the World Wide Fund for Nature (or WWF), marketing director of Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects (USA) and chief press officer of Antwerp 93, Cultural Capital of Europe (Belgium).