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design centre

A political party will often have a design centre or at least some basic static examples to standardize its political advertising.

At the very least, a set of basic pamphlet and web service templates in standard formats such as HTML or PSP or DOC files, will often be provided to let a candidate rapidly create campaign gear using a derived design, e.g. t-shirts, buttons, hats, along with the more common posters and yard signs, which will typically follow exact campaign colours, fonts, etc. These are trivial examples of domain-driven design but become less trivial when candidate web services are involved.

Similarly, openpolitics.ca itself requests help to design recruiting posters to bring more people to this service, and to design wiki page templates to simplify the creation of pages like list of candidate web services or compare 2004 Canadian federal party platforms. Donated Design Elements in particular are sought. An iterative design that evolves over time to meet the needs of open politics itself will not be finished all at once, but will probably continue to change through 2006 at least. See Designer's Requirements, mindful design, OP:design, OP:design_css1.

The special needs of Living Platform itself, which is a standardized presentation of all platform planks of a particular political party at once, are noted at lp:design, lp:design css, LP:designer.

Those interested in a Green Design Revolution and design by contract as applied to political wiki problems should review green web, green wiki and green DNS.

See also: Community Garden Site Design, Intelligent Design.