At the UC Davis Center for Design in the Public Interest (DiPi), we make ordinary experiences better by redesigning everyday things. We are a multidisciplinary team of design practitioners, writers, researchers, educators, and students working closely with community partners. We create solutions, tools, methods, and open-source materials as we explore the question: What does democratic design look like?

The collective redesign of everyday things

We live in an information-rich world that 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; we collaborate with a diverse range of stakeholders to make our work more democratic and inclusive; and we use design to clarify information, enhance community participation, and empower individuals. We want to help people make informed choices every day.