Big Bang – (Ian, Rosa)
1. Virtual Civic notifier
2. Online census registration or renewal
3. Instead of the government ‘s antiquated system of registration and renewal for mandatory census audits. The new virtual system would
alleviate the burden of cost by individuals (costs of stamps) as well embody the going green current social accepted mentality by saving
paper and tree.
Upon initial contact from the government to fulfill your civic duties, they will get a letter informing them to log on to the website and fill out the questionnaire. A new requirement in the questionnaire will be the addition personal email address. This is important because now it alleviate previous problems with tracking a person’s current address with their name. With the new system, your identity by your email address instead of your address. With the old system, often times, when a person moves they don’t report the move. So the census application was sent to their previous address instead of the current. With the new system, your email address will always stay the same unless you change it, or if you don’t response to the email and/or submit your online application, you will be mailed a paper copy of the questionnaire and failure notice of compliance. Once census is complete, you would get email confirmation and access to whatever is allowed for public view in regards to that year’s census. Another advantage to the email questionnaire will be, not only the ability to update your information but to also applied for selected service, employee to census, where you are able to submit your temporary employment application. The site can also be used as a segway to view other links to where public information is accessible. The site is another way to be notified for jury selection. You can register to vote.
The social contribution to this site would be to encourage and repair civilians participation in civic duties. It also embraces communication between government bodies and society as to alleviate disconnection and for the public to engage in the democratic process, by providing easy access and accountability. The process aids the government by increasing the accuracy of the flow and retention of information gathered. For example with the census, increasing the accuracy will a lot for government spending to be disbursed in areas that need it the most. With the accessibility of new technologies we are not only able to cut cost, but also speed up the response time involved in gathering information accurately. The internet is proving itself to be an invaluable tool in increasing communication between government bodies and the public.
4. Web hosting/ secure domain
5. Paper/Pencil for prototype
Final cost-$0 to create