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Story to tell in the infographic
This infographic should communicate that voting (in the US Presidential Election) is like donating thousands of dollars to causes that you care about. A common narrative is that voting is only worthwhile for civic or social reasons, but the goal is to convince people that it is rational from an expected value viewpoint. Main concepts: -Your chance to influence the election is small but non-zero -The US Federal budget is large -A portion of that budget will go towards causes you care about if your preferred candidate wins -When you do the math taking into account both the small chance and large potential impact, you end up with a vote worth thousands of dollars in expected value As background info, the goal is to communicate the following blog post in a way that is easily shareable and understandable: http://lesswrong.com/lw/fao/voting_is_like_donating_thousands_of_dollars_to/ I'd recommend taking at least a quick read through the post to get a sense of some of the deeper details. You may be able to bring some good recommendations to the table than I have missed here. Please list the blog post link as a place to learn more about calculating the personal value of your vote There should be a call to action at the bottom of the page. “Check if you are registered, it takes less than a minute at vote.org”. Please use the vote.org logo that has been attached. The general target audience is millennials who think they have the math figured out on voting, and that it isn’t worth their time.
Data to include in the infographic
Your odds of influencing the outcome of the election is averages around 1 in 10 million, and can be much higher if you live in a swing state The Federal budget is around $15 trillion over the course of a presidency. The wars, policies, or initiatives that you are helping to fund or prevent can add up to trillions of dollars out of this budget. The expected value of your vote is often in the thousands of dollars and can reach over a million in swing states.
Elements to include in the infographic
The general flow of the infographic should focus on the story around the expected value of ones vote. Any visual elements that can help show that ‘a small chance of a massive impact is large and valuable’. There’s a reasonable chance that some sort of ‘flow’ through the expectation would want to be illustrated visually. Using US and election-related themes is great, but it should remain non-partisan. Please emphasize visual metaphor, imagery, and certain key ideas like ‘thousands of dollars’.
I imagine two styles potentially working well 1) A spartan design with lots of white space, strong lines, and soft colors. Five Thirty Eight is a great example of this. 2) A lush illustrated design with lots of patriotic imagery (flags, government buildings, piles of money) Please make sure it is readable on a mobile device (font sizes are large enough when viewed at full width on a portrait phone) The infographic should be portrait in layout and the aspect ratio should be between 4:3 - 2.5:1 (i.e. it should not be more than a couple pages at full width) -References- Five Thirty Eight has a fantastic clean design that could work well http://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2016-election-forecast/?ex_cid=rrpromo Portal has some great diagrams that may play well with any humor http://www.nerdist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Portal-2-Learn-PIC.jpg Highlighting “one out of a group” could be useful to portray the chance that one vote can tip the election https://static1.squarespace.com/static/544ec190e4b096fed127d034/t/54a1de29e4b0504d1ea5ec02/1419894316184/Odds?format=1500w A style like this could potentially be achieved with large patriotic illustrations http://socialmedia.biz/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/retirement.jpg
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