Is Design Political?

“In 2001, design and politics hit the news big time when it was revealed that Florida’s badly designed butterfly ballot could have cost Al Gore the U.S. presidency. It is perhaps the most widely quoted example of the political impact of design. Yet pose the question, ‘Is design political?’ to the design industry and you’ll get back a big, resounding, ‘no’.” (Jennie Winhall –

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