Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Last Call

It's that time of year again. We know that the government has its shortcomings as a media-maker, and it's important to find time to recognize its achievements in miscommunication.

I'm asking for nominations for this year's Foley awards to recognize exceptionally bad digital design in taxpayer-funded materials. The categories are (drumroll please):

Worst overall web design of a government website

Worst online information access

Worst online social marketing

Worst visual rhetoric

Worst user interface

Worst technical incompatibility

Worst electronic message to the masses

Worst official PowerPoint presentation

Worst government-funded videogame

Worst abuse of copyright law

Worst appeal to children

Worst call to patriotism

Worst regulation of technology in response to a craven fear

You can see the gallery of last year's winners here.

Don't forget that I'll also be doing my annual video round-up on the year in digital rhetoric to ring in the new year. If you forgot what happened in 2006, you can refresh your memory on this link.



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