Civics Needs a New UI Hackathon


It's true. Civic's needs a new UI. 

A recent example is from Hawaii. On Saturday Jan 13th, 2018 Hawaiian's received a false alarm. Someone accidentally pressed the "Incoming Ballistic Missile" alert on the state's push notification system. This person must have been doing something wrong... right? Look at this picture and try to decide which link you would click if you wanted to issue a test warning of the system:

If you guessed "DRILL - PACOM (CDW) - STATE ONLY" you would be right. But certainly the person who made the mistake of clicking the link without "DRILL" preceding the text can be forgiven. They are essentially the same and aren't even next to each other. This, ladies and gentlemen, is an example of poor UX/UI.

It's also the problem we are focusing on resolving. Can you redesign this to make it easier to notify the public? Do you have a solution for terrible online experiences with the Dept. of Motor Vehicles? Can you create something entirely new that will help civic engagement in the city?

Moreso, professional UX/UI experience is not required. It's probably helpful but the secret to smart UX/UI is smart planning and an ability to clearly get your idea across. So, all said, if you have any questions feel free to reach out to the hackathon planner Jamie at If you are ready to sign up, hit the button below and apply. 

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We've brought the best of Product Hunt to Atlanta and the Southeast by introducing the Product Hunt – Atlanta Pitch Competition. Each month, 3 different companies will compete with their products. At the end of the evening, the audience votes on their favorite and the winner moves on to the finale.

Tyrannosaurus Tech, Atlanta's home for Savage App Development, and our sponsors have teamed up to bring you an excellent night of mixing and mingling, entertainment, and a little competitive action.

Our dates for the first cycle of 2018 are March 13th, April 10th, May 7th, and June 12th.

The dates for our second cycle of 2018 are going to be August 14th, September 11th, October 9th, and November 13th.

In February and July we will be holding Hackathons. Because one of our goals is to help grow the community, the Hackathons will be focused on bringing local and state governmental agencies into the future (some just need to be brought into the present).

We hope you'll come along on what is sure to be an exciting year for Product Hunt – Atlanta and technology in a broader sense.


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