Ask Away enables New Zealand youth to set the political agenda. Users ask questions, promote or endorse other users’ questions, and receive answers from political candidates or parties. Voting for questions provides an un-intimidating, one-click way of participating in the political conversation, and also shows the commitment by candidates if they contribute answers. [...] Ask Away is a product of the Design & Democracy Project, a research unit at Massey University’s College of Creative Arts (New Zealand) with a track-record of enhancing the role that design and design thinking has to play in 21st century citizenship. The team is built around a core group of researchers, advisors and mentors from the University. We work in partnership with industry, Government, and the social sector to harness the technology that has made it easier than ever to access information, connect, and communicate ideas, in order to re-engage citizens with the political process. For the Ask Away initiative, the Design & Democracy Project is worked in partnership with the Enspiral Network, a virtual and physical network of companies and professionals ‘working together to create a thriving society’. The Project was also situated within Massey University’s Postgraduate Programme, constituting Meg Howie’s Master of Design Thesis.