Every country in the world is unique and the things that represent them are also unique in their design and purpose. Did you know that your country’s passport was designed with intention? Pretty cool!
For our August design challenge, we asked students to redesign their country’s passport in a digital format that can be accessed from a mobile device. This could look like a mobile app, a card that’s added to your device’s wallet, a web app, etc.
The top 5 submissions received free passes to (virtually) attend the Festival of UX & Design 🤩
Here are the top submissions for this challenge as determined by the Designlab internal team and community voting…
Adan Rodriguez Reyes, UX Academy Foundations Student
My passport is from the US. I used the physical booklet as a reference and tried to bring the essence of it into an app form. This is because I felt it would be very familiar to most people who own passports already. They would be able to recognize most of the elements and be able to navigate through the app with ease and familiarity. I also included options that would be difficult with just using a physical passport and useful links that would always be up to date. Being a government application the information on the passport wouldn't be editable, but the user could at least change the background image of the tile card, this is shown with two options here. They would also be able to show a QR code or simply add it to their wallet app and the passport app will be able to keep a record of when and where the passport was used. There's a section for visas, which I think would be really cool and has a lot of opportunities. Imagine having a gallery-type page, with images of historical monuments of the countries visited. There are some animations I wish I could show but I don't have the skills yet! For example, the passport card would flip over and show the QR code, and there's a reflective sheen on the card, similar to what we have on our driving licenses, and if the user tilts their phone the animation would take effect. That would have been grand, but all I could do for now is just show the colors of the "sheen." This is my submission and I hope it meets your expectations of a digital passport :)