Across the globe, governments of all types influence citizens lives. Freedoms are granted and other are restricted. Citizens can influence some governmental decisions and others are beholden to edicts passed down without representation. Regardless of its form, governments define peoples experiences and those who wish to lead in government must navigate carefully as they rise to power.

With the United States Presidential Election taking place in November 2016, xd has an opportunity to examine the many ways politics and design intersect and it will serve as our topic of inquiry during the semester.