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Reshaping Community: Citizen Interaction Design. The Citizen Interaction Design project in Jackson, Michigan, is a multiyear collaboration between the School of Information and city government.


  1. CID initiative to expand in 2016:
    After three years and 24 successful projects in Jackson, the Citizen Interaction Design initiative will expand to other Michigan communities in 2016.
  2. City projects impact shoveling, local history:
    UMSI students present their solutions to stakeholders in Jackson as part of Citizen Interaction Design projects.
  3. CID helps communities through tech:
    Program partnering with local organizations will expand to new cities in 2016.
  4. Award-winning engagement:
    CID named finalist in Community Excellence Awards.
  5. Using tech to build local businesses:
    CID group helps implement "Start Up in a Day" project.
  6. White House grant expands UMSI-Jackson partnership:
    Citizen Interaction Design (CID) will partner with the City of Jackson under new grant to develop solutions for small business growth.
  7. Citizen Interaction Design project voted finalist for Community Excellence Award:
    The three-year initiative between UMSI and the city of Jackson, MI reaches final round in statewide competition.
  8. Citizen Engagement Project receives Provost grant:
    UMSI pilot program gains extended life thanks to support from the U-M Third Century initiative.
  9. Funding the future:
    CID receives further funding through Third Century Initiative.
  10. Crowd favorite:
    CID project makes crowdsourcing local for Jackson residents.
  11. Citizen Interaction Design exposition gets TV mention:
    Lansing's FOX affiliate, Channel 47, announced the December 1 CID project exposition in a 10 pm newscast. Click the link to watch the video.