FPCA Form Proposal
The Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot REDESIGN
The Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FPCA) was up for redesign, and the Federal Voting Assistance Protection Program (FVAP) had submitted a form that ignored key aspects of previous usability studies. There were major concerns that the language might create legal issues for citizens using the form. Overseas Vote Foundation collaborated with two of the authors of the studies, UsabilityWorks and Oxide Design Co. I was largely in charge of the creating the deliverables as well as contributing to the design, content, and wording.
Keeping within the extremely limited aesthetic and fixed content, we went through dozens of iterations before our final proposal. Working off UsabilityWorks and Oxide Design Co's previous research and design decisions, we made the language more plain, improved the organization, and tweaked the visuals for greater visual clarity. I created the explanation you can see below.