The ABC4Trust Project 
A European Pilot case commissioned and funded by the EU.
ABC4Trust is a European Pilot in partnership with IBM, Nokia Network Solutions and other providers and developers, composed to create a cross board digital platform for a secure and anonymous log-ons on the web, a safe online interaction for the citizens of Europe. This particular pilot involves two institutions, a public school  in Söderhamn, Sweden, with more than 500 students and staff members. Another involves a technology institute in Patras, Greece. First in kind in Europe. 

Building a brnad new platform
Building the platform was truly a great challenge. Not only did it require certain specifications for online security, it also had to deliver simple and familiarity of symbols, graphics, iconography and color schemes for user of all ages and backgrounds. Functions were under scrutiny throughout the process making sure that the requirements were fully met. Content-based navigation with cards made identification easier, for instance.

Scope definition
The task at stake was to create a brand new platform from the ground up for a wide range of end-users, where technical challenges, content creation and valuable features was under continuous scrutiny and subject to change at various stages of the project

The design concept
One of the challenges we were facing as designers was how to differentiate multiple personal identities (one of the platforms greatest features) created by the same user within the platforms ecosystem. The solution was cards - a visual identity branded in separate colors for each personal identity. Success was immediate.

Aslo, building the platform that offers a community features with chats, share and upload of multiple content was a another challenge. Mimicing the likes of Facebook had it's own technical and design problem resolving issues.


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