A 2018 piece describes some new strategies, using usability-oriented design, to present privacy policies in better ways. Its basic design pattern is a summary table, with icons and some call-out boxes (along with a trust seal) to present the policy in a brief overview with a link to a fuller policy. It is important for … Read moreHow to Make Privacy Policies both GDPR-Compliant and Usable by Karen Renaud and Lynsay Shephered
The Simplification Centre has a group of volunteer designers who do ‘Simple Actions’ to rehabilitate an orphaned, poorly designed piece of information. Their reports document the case studies of these projects and proposed redesigns. This one is about improving people’s ability to deal with an overdose situation and administer lifesaving medicine.
The design group Civilla, in Michigan, has a new legal/government benefits document design, under the banner Project Re:form, Dismantling the longest Public Benefits application in America. They used a service/document design process to create a new application form for public benefits in Michigan. You can see the new form and information booklet here, on Michigan’s website. … Read moreNew benefits application from Project Re:form of Civilla
The Center for American Progress has a policy-tracking/visualization too, Law of the Land Project. It offers an interesting way to show various policies, cases and decisions. The functionality: you can filter the various cases by issue area or legal area. Then the sets of main cases that are tagged with this filter are shown. In addition, they … Read moreLaw of the Land policy tracker
This visualization web app from the Urban Institute has a very interesting, complicated design to show people what their state budget is spent on. It takes an open data + data viz approach to try to make the data more approachable. It also has a walkthrough of prep/education before it shows the visitor the full … Read moreVisualization of state spending and policy