2020 Galleries

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Winner - Bronze

Competition: Spark:Product
Designer: Yun-Gyeong Jeong
Design Type: Concepts & Prototypes
Company / Organization / School: Korea Polytechnic University
Team Members: Yun-Gyeong Jeong, Mi-Ryeong Jeong, Chae-Won Yu, Min-Young Kim, Woo-jin Choi & Moon-Hwan Lee

“Polling” is a voting system that improves various election-related problems by reducing unnecessary election management costs while also considering the speed and accuracy of counting votes. First, we deliberated in creating a hybrid voting system that uses both analog and digital methods to ease the complete transitioning experience from the conventional voting system to the electronic voting system. The hybrid voting system will facilitate in minimizing social opposition in countries who are skeptical of using electronic voting methods. Second, we took into consideration the storage capacity and the portability of the “Polling” system. It is compact enough to be transported by personnel. It can be easily installed in various locations without many restrictions due to its compactness. Also, installation locations can be checked via mobile application Third, we considered the reliability of electronic voting. There are three levels of identity verification process within the kiosks.In addition, the voting results are duplicated and stored within the system’s database and in a paper copy. In case of an alleged fraudulent vote, a cross-check can be made to ensure the legitimacy of the vote. If voting becomes common through ‘Polling,’ citizens may express opinions not only in elections but also throughout various policy implementations.


Polling, Product Design

"Timely design and issue-driven solution."

"This is where designers can impact the world through design. Very Sparky!"

"Biometric based security is a smart approach, however, protecting the most personal of data is imperative. This is obviously a back end system, but making the system security a transparent part of the system would lead to increased voter / public confidence."