we make ordinary experiences better by redesigning everyday things

At the Center for Design in the Public Interest (DiPi), we create tools, methods, and open-source materials as we explore the question: What does democratic design look like?

we help people make informed choices

Our information-rich world is getting more complex and difficult to navigate. Everyday things such as government forms, hospital signage, and election ballots can impact our lives—sometimes in negative ways. At UC Davis DiPi, we work to create accessible people-centered design solutions, collaborating with a diverse range of stakeholders to make our work more democratic and inclusive. We use design to clarify information, enhance community participation, and empower individuals.


we want to partner with you

Let us know if you’d like to use any of our materials under a Creative Commons license. We’d be happy to help you adapt them for your own local needs.