Poorly designed ballots can prevent voters from understanding, seeing, using, and processing information correctly, which can lead to voting failures that alter the outcome of elections. Applied psychologists and human factors engineers can make a real difference in ensuring that ballots accurately capture voter intent. More

An effort underway by the government of the District of Columbia demonstrates how acts as simple as redesigning municipal forms can make government more equitable for all residents. From driver’s license applications to school enrollments, the paperwork may be universal, but the experience and outcomes are not. More

The young people who have come forward to call for gun control in the wake of the mass shooting at their high school in Parkland, Fla., are challenging the tiresome stereotype of American kids as indolent narcissists whose brains have been addled by smartphones. They offer an inspiring example of More