Creating an easy to use collaboration platform
STEEP is an EU project between Bristol, Florence and San Sebastian, whereby the 3 cities discuss and exchange ideas, resources, learnings, systems about strategic energy planning across a city.
Working together with 375, the task was to refine and improve the existing platform UI (a wiki) along with the visual design. It would then be developed by CSE – the Bristol partner in the project. Also tasked with improving the UI of supporting map, and process model making functionality.
To create an easy to use platform, firstly all the existing functionality was broken down into user cases related to tasks. Through a series of discussion with users, new natural iA model was created. This new model and UI pattern creates clear signposting for users of any level, a more logic user path to find information, assets and discussion. Below are examples of all the main sections of the platform. Also had great fun creating the custom icons to add character to the project 🙂