Search engine for India’s Constituent Assembly Debates

CADIndia is an extensive search engine we have designed for Centre for Law and Policy Research (CLPR), Bangalore. The website is the first phase of their Constitutional and Civic Citizenship Project which seeks to enhance public awareness and critical engagement with India’s constitutional tradition.

The Centre for Law and Policy Research (CLPR) is a not-for-profit trust that was started in 2009. The Centre was established in recognition of the need to have a legal research organisation outside of university settings, that engages in law and policy research, supported by strategic impact litigation.

DESIGN INTERVENTION

We provided a design solution that logically incorporate all the minutes of the meeting that happened in the Constituent Assembly over the course of nearly three years. We came up with instantly accessible and user friendly design solution involving multiple iterations of wireframing and brainstorming.

Introduction

The Constituent Assembly Debates search engine provides a research platform for lawyers, judges, academics, the media and the public at large to better understand India’s constitutional history and how this history has informed the most challenging legal, governance and public policy issues that we encounter today.

Design Approach

During the Phase I of the project, only the Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles were featured in the website and we designed the interface to accommodate the articles from the two categories.

The Portal at Launch

The website was launched on Republic Day, Jan 26, 2016 and received well from researchers, law students etc.

Mobile Friendliness