Vote Panda helps users keep track of their elected officials and then hold them accountable for their actions through elections. By enabling users to vote for and against the news about their local, state, and federal officials, Vote Panda helps users make smart choices about who they want to vote for. Vote Panda also allows users to filter their content by the issues that really matter to them and to see how their representatives are doing according to the their own metrics.
As a 3-week experiment in Basic Interaction Design (BID) our four-person team created a web application prototype titled “Vote Panda.” During our design process we performed competitive analysis, created multiple rounds of wireframes and diagrams, and produced a click-through prototype that can be functionally demoed online. Our process documents and demo are available at cs.cmu.edu/~votepanda.