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Thesis

Modular Legal Canvas

How might we design a modular platform to draft legal documents with the goal of making it more accessible for both lawyers and citizens. 

This past week I have been experimenting with creating alternate information architectures and layouts for basic legal documents. Starting off with a basic NDA, I read through line by line picking apart the agreement.

  Concept validation with Maria Nuñez. 

Concept validation with Maria Nuñez. 

After showing the mockup above to a few users I realized the following things:

  • It feels more like an analysis of the document than a true and verifiable legal document.
  • The design is more attractive and legible than a traditional legal document.
  • Users feel concerned that something tricky is hidden beneath the abstractions.

I am going to do another iteration this week to see how I can address these observations.

Aaron StevensComment