Polli-tickle! – A peek
At the USID Gurukul 2010, which commenced only last week, our project started from creating more informed voters out of India’s population, the basic premise of this problem being that the rural population which is responsible for most of the voting is, in a majority, uninformed and more opinionated by others’ or material influences. If this has to change and more votes have to come from urban India, they will need to be motivated.
But that’s not the only problem that the Indian youth is facing. There’re 2 bigger problems behind all this.
- Most of the Indian youth think that voting is a waste of time and that they’d rather just enjoy the holiday that they’re getting in disguise.
- The youth have a dying interest in politics and think that whosoever they vote for, will not make a difference and that it’s not their bothering to go and find out about the government that wants to take power.
Where the 1st problem doesn’t seem to have an apparent solution as motivation can be provided only at a very high/self level only, the 2nd problem depends on information disbursement to the youth which is influenced by various sources and so scattered that the effort that has to be put behind to find out hidden information seems quite not worth it.
This is where steps in pollitickle. The one platform which will give you uninfluenced and opinionated information from trust-worthy sources.
Here’s the 1 day prototype I prepared for a demo (click on image)
Not to mention, there’s an entire team behind this app and the names of these beautiful people are:
Prof Ravi Moakashi (Deptt of Design, IIT Guwahati)
Ms. Jhumkee Iyengar (Founder, UserInDesign, Pune)
Six in a Mix – The Student team
Richa Khera (IIT, Kanpur)
Prithu Paul (IIT, Kanpur)
Nutan Sawant (IIT, Kanpur)
Venkata Raman (IIM, Bangalore)
Megha Wadhwa (ITM, Gurgaon)
& Aditya Dipankar (NID, Bangalore)