how to participate AS A DESIGNER
required :: follow us on instagram
- Follow us on Instagram
- Post one of the graphics at the bottom of this page to your account, and tell everyone you're joining the challenge
- Use the hashtags #100daysofdemocracy and #100dod2020citystate in all your posts
- Look for the Quarter sets of questions to be posted on the following dates: Q1: Jan 20; Q2: Feb 10; Q3: Mar 2; Q4: Apr 6
- Starting on Day 1 of Q1 (February 17), post your location-specific answers on Instagram with the same tags noted above
- Keep posting, and we'll keep cheering you on
- We'll reach out to collect your art and credit details for the website / open-source repository
optional but highly recommended :: join our facebook community
- Like our page and join our group on Facebook.
- Joining us on Facebook is optional, but recommended for the cheerleading, collaboration, mentorship and research help
- Introduce yourself to the group: who you are and where you're from
- Feel free to poll for collaborators; you don't have to do the 100 alone, if you can find others to team up with
- If you have questions, advice, tips or great resources you found - post them here to support others in their challenge
HOW TO PARTICIPATE without designing stuff
BE A DESIGNER'S RESEARCH PARTNER
- Help one of our challengers find the answers they need
- Help frame the answers to be clear and easy to understand
- Collaborate on how to best present the information for clarity
- Work ahead of the designer to answer the questions
BE one of our content architects / project leads
As the design challenge progresses, a handful of us will be working in the background to collect, tag, index and post all the challenge answers for the big hairy part of this project — the open-source repository.
- Reach out and volunteer via email, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter
- Tell us what you're strong at and what you want to help with
MORE WAYS TO MAKE IT INTERESTING
be a swinger
If you have a large group of friends and coworkers fired up to take on the challenge, why not team up and adopt a few cities/towns from a swing state, or areas with super low voter turnout. More coverage means a more robust resource at the end of this first #100daysofdemocracy.
If you want to tackle 100 Days of Democracy, but don't know if you can make 100 happen all on your own, form a team and tackle the questions together. Get a group of your friends or coworkers together to divide and conquer. Or if you're part of an association like AIGA, reach out to your chapter's board of directors and see if they can help you find new friends to collaborate with.
collaborate outside of the challenge
Remember the ultimate goal is an open-source repository of information designed to make government and civic participation easier. That means if you see a need this resource (the art and the people) can fill, make it happen. We'll all do what we can to help you with that vision.