Julian Crespo
Product Designer

Hi, I'm Julian.

4 years ago I dedicated myself to the craft of design and to the philosophy of design thinking. I chose to become a designer because I feel it provides practical boundaries for me to express my creative curiosity. I believe that constraints are essential for harnessing creativity because they require deep evaluation which grounds expectations to reality. I understand boundaries of business and how to be creative within them. My pathway to finding design may not be conventional, but my journey has taught me how to accept change, how to be vulnerable, how to adapt, how to silence my ego, how to fail and how to overcome.

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BlockVote is a mobile voting app that increases turnout by making voting more accessible and secure.

Project Overview

Team Challenge

Design an experience that reimagines the mechanics of voting by utilizing emerging technology to increase voter turnout. Work within the current government system and account for rules and regulations to propose a solution that is not speculative.

My Role

Design Researcher and UX Designer

TImeline

4 Weeks +

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Mobile Experience

Voter registration

BlockVote is linked to a Voter Registry which verifies and validates registration status. This ensures that only registered voters have access to BlockVote.

Identification and blockchain

BlockVote ID's are validated on blockchain and track ballot activity which guarantees accurate and secure casting of ballots. BlockVote ID is a one time issuance, since your identity is linked their will be no need to renew registry.

Mobile voting

BlockVote ballot is optimized for accessibility and available in all languages. Once a ballot is cast, all voting selections are permanently tied to a BlockVote ID, which may be reviewed at any time inside the profile settings.

Discovery Process
Visual Communication
Research Overview

Voting Statistics

•  64% of the U.S. voting-age population were registered to vote in 2016.

•  55.7% of the U.S. voting-age population cast a ballot in the 2016 election.

•  2% margin of error is deemed "acceptable" when tallying voter ballots.

•  56.7% of the voting population represent the Rising American Electorate (RAE).

•  The RAE is the voting majority of Millennials, People of Color, Asian Americans & Unmarried Women.

blockchain TEchnology

•  Cannot be controlled by a single entity – decentralized.

•  Has no single point of failure.

•  Altering any unit of information requires computing power that exceeds known capabilities.

expert perspectives

Interviewing experts validated that the mechanics of voting is in need of change. Each providing guidance and a credible perspective that would help us understand how to create an impactful experience.

Explainer Video

Project Teammates

Bibiana Bauer - Project Manager, Systems, Video Production
Joanne Lee - Visual Design, Brand and Voice

Learning Outcomes

People genuinely want to see change in how we interact with out most valuable civic duty, but they also remain skeptical of the security of mobile voting. "How secure is Blockchain, really?" Also, mobile devices are currently ubiquitous, but what happens when they aren't? These are valid questions that I think are due more to the paradigm of voting norms and faith in emerging tech. I am interested how voting can evolve if we embrace technology and automation within government.

Thank you.

Hi, I'm Julian.

4 years ago I dedicated myself to the craft of design and to the philosophy of design thinking. I chose to become a designer because I feel it provides practical boundaries for me to express my creative curiosity. I believe that constraints are essential for harnessing creativity because they require deep evaluation which grounds expectations to reality. I understand boundaries of business and how to be creative within them. My pathway to finding design may not be conventional, but my journey has taught me how to accept change, how to be vulnerable, how to adapt, how to silence my ego, how to fail and how to overcome.

If you have any questions or feedback about any of my projects feel free to send me a message.

View my résumé.