The concept E-ME is based on the future of being a citizen. It presents a new way of verifying ourselves and changes the way other people interact with our data. Security and Privacy are important to the modern society whereby most of the people lost it through using the Internet.
Today a citizen must give away a lot of personal data to achieve something. The data are getting stored at some company’s database to which the user has no access and basically lose control over it. E-ME will store all your personal data in a blockchain, therefore you are the only person having control over it. The concept is based on the protocol called Smart contracts. Every time a citizen share his personal details with a company or person, a smart contract will be created. This contract will only be accessible by the company and the person, and determined if either of the parties brakes the contract.
Challenge & Process
The project was initialized by a representative from Danske Bank, presenting a challenge of creating an IoT solution, that fits in the areas: Smart City, Smart Self and Smart Living. We was also presented with the model of creating value for the user: Be better, Do better, Look better, Feel better.
Our team decided to go work with Smart City. A thorough investigation including desk research and picture assumptions on what could possibly be an interesting direction for development of concepts for the future led us to consider global concerns in societies - transportation and location, long documentation processes, environment and pollution and sustainability.
Research & Analysis
We decided to go deeper into the topic of public transportation and how we can change the way we use public transport today. A survey was conducted on that and it showed that delays and irregular bus schedules, as well as high prices, are one of the most wanted features people wants to be changed. An idea was formed around a system that “recognizes” citizens by sensors or in other words a system would know whether you are on the bus, if you have a valid ticket or if you are on a bus stop waiting
In the process of analyzing this data, we came to the question - what if this was put on a larger scale and a system was created that unified all activities one performs as a citizen. We thought that if a smart verification method could apply to one sector of the public life of the individual it may be adapted in many other areas where hassle, complication, lack of security and time consuming are an issue today. Further,
Interviews confirmed that people also do not know where their data is and also admit they do not have control over i, which led to the concept of developing a solution where you will be able to control your data, at the same time use this solution as smart verification method for several places.
Paper prototyping and wireframing
Ideally the user will have a chip or ID card, that will have the possibility to connect through RFID. User will connect the chip by the search option in the onboarding process.
The user will sign in using biometric authentication like FaceID or TouchID. Since the concept is to secure your private data we decided that the user also should have 2-factor authentication for login.
Homepage & Citizen services
The homepage of the user, is the Citizen services page, where user can see the contracts there has been created in his profile, and access specifically sections where his data is stored.
My Identity Profile page & QR code
My Identity is a concept that gives the user a possibility to carry his identification in this application, so that he doesn't need to carry a physical card all the time. By this we solve many of the daily issues a citizen experiences.
The ID can always be verified by the QR code, and the animated red circle around the government logo.
These pages are the core functionality of the app. The user will have all the details of his personal data, who has it and what they have. Further he will be able to control what data he wants to share and brake the contract if needed.