Water Voting 


Water Voting is an interactive public engagement tool to receive feedback from the community to better serve their needs.

This project was advised by Ayako Maryuyama from Design For Social Intervention.


Community Engagement
Design Research

Elements that were considered were: the question to prompt the audience, categories, and tools for the users to vote.

Topics such as inclusivity, accessibility and sustainability were focused on during the exploration.

"How can I receive feedback while making the system reusable and attainable to whomever wants to replicate it?"

This can be an open sourced file DIY way of interactive voting. Incentive Theory of Motivation. What’s in it for me?

These materials were chosen because users cannot have bias towards water. Water, plywood, mason jars are universal and accessible to everyone. Unlike paper feedback tools, these materials are not wasteful and can be reused. The data proves that providing such outrageous options allows for the user to imagine other possibilities.

First iteration 

User testing

After testing out first iteration, the interaction and visual experience
was improved.

1. Increased text size.
2. Changed the placement of the text.
3. Used a CNC to drill a circle for the plastic bottle.
4. Added water measurement lines.
5. Provided instructions for the user.

Next Steps

What’s the afterlife after I gather the data?

Who is the right person or group to interpret the information? 

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