(@kristoferkellyfrere)

Voter Experience

Make it Personal - Meet your friends at the polling station

Poll workers are connected to the community in as many ways as possible. This might also mean that we need to reconsiders how we decide where your local poling station is - what are the actual hubs in the community these days? Is it the coffee shop, the mall, the dog park? (This idea is submitted on behalf of the participants of a Civic Innovation YYC "Idea Lab" session which used this topic as the focus for the event!... more »

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(@kristoferkellyfrere)

Voter Experience

Mobile Ambassadors - Prevoting Surveys

Could we design a program where mobile ambassadors raise awareness of issues and help stimulate conversation? To keep the conversation as connected as possible we could use a digital tool like a touch or ipad.

 

(This idea is submitted on behalf of the participants of the Calgary Public Library IdeaLab Monthly Design challenge, which used this topic as the focus for the event!)

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(@kristoferkellyfrere)

Voter Experience

Voting Parties - Not Party Voting

Challenge - we need volunteers to work with the elections office to identify ways to make voting fun & people friendly for people who are new to the process. We want to work with those volunteers to design unique and experimental advertising and tools for that purpose. (This idea is submitted on behalf of the participants of a Civic Innovation YYC "Idea Lab" session which used this topic as the focus for the event! If... more »

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(@kristoferkellyfrere)

Voter Experience

Flashmob Tchotchkies and Kudos! Earned media events

Build a network of people who want to descend on various poling stations with treats and little take away/s. No branding. No company recognition. No taking credit. The benefit would be potential buzz and earned media attention on election day. (This idea is submitted on behalf of the participants of a Civic Innovation YYC "Idea Lab" session which used this topic as the focus for the event! If you were part of that... more »

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(@kristoferkellyfrere)

Voter Experience

Pokemon-Go-Vote

This could take a few different forms. But the core idea is to take advantage of immersive social games tools to encourage people to find poling stations, visit those stations, and generate buzz around visiting them. Games like Pokémon-Go make a profit off using public space for their game-play. Would their developers be willing to help create buzz on election day by positioning better characters, gyms and caches near... more »

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(@kristoferkellyfrere)

Voter Experience

Votoken - i.e. "Tag, your'e it.. now go vote"

A physical or digital "token" gets passed from one person who votes to the next person that they challenge to vote. Kind of like a chain letter, this would create a positive social pressure to "keep the chain going" and get more people out to vote. (This idea is submitted on behalf of the participants of a Civic Innovation YYC "Idea Lab" session which used this topic as the focus for the event! If you were part of that... more »

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(@kristoferkellyfrere)

Voter Experience

The right to vote - Stop messing in the weeds and think BIG!!!

Pass legislation that guarantees the right to vote at every level of the political process. This would force all kinds of barriers to change.

 

(This idea is submitted on behalf of the participants of a Civic Innovation YYC "Idea Lab" session which used this topic as the focus for the event! If you were part of that session or would like to stay connected for updates, comment below!)

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(@kimrobyn)

An Accessible City

Found by flowers

To encourage connections between people of different backgrounds. Gather people together. One person has flowers, they take the flowers to a stranger and ask them a question they've always wanted the answer to. The person answers the question and gets the flowers. And they repeat. (this idea is from my table at the civicinnovationyyc launch.

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(@miekaw)

Efficient, Innovative & Better Every Day

No trolling

To get concensus about city led projects in a community, ask people to give you three words that best describe their vision for development in their community. Only three. Then use the most used terms as guiding principles. It cuts down on the negative comments and becomes a simple guide people can buy into.

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(@jroot74)

Efficient, Innovative & Better Every Day

Riverfront life

Calgary is blessed with 2 beautiful rivers running right through town. However ,unlike most other cities with similar natural assets, there is almost NO opportunity in Calgary to sit in a cafe, bar or restaurant on the waterfront. If you think about some of the great river cities in the world, they all make much better use of their water front for social and commercial purposes. Think about strolling from pub to pub... more »

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(@bradgal)

Efficient, Innovative & Better Every Day

Urban Beach

There are several locations along the river in Calgary that would make great spots for urban sand beaches. This would provide Calgarians with a place to access the river and gather during the summer months. Along the Eau Claire River Pathway just to the west of the Peace Bridge and helicoptor pad. This location is high enough to avoid future flooding, but close to the river and in a central location adjacent to downtown... more »

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(@gofetch)

Efficient, Innovative & Better Every Day

Free wifi on Calgary Transit

City of Calgary cTrains and buses should offer free wifi. The amount of morning and afternoon commuters that would be checking work emails would contribute to the economy, it would encourage transit ridership and the City could use the channel to promote things such as transit apps, low income assistance programs, bus pass reminders, etc.

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