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Aksara

Indonesia’s Low Carbon Action-Planning
Monitoring
Application

Monitoring the results of government actions in low carbon development.
The Challenge:
As one of the largest emitters of greenhouse gases, the Government of Indonesia has made a commitment to support Paris agreement by reducing emissions. To keep participating Indonesian organizations & government bodies accountable on low carbon development & energy optimization commitment is not an easy feat to do. One way is to share available data to the public to help monitor. However, we need to ensure the public understand the data, terminology, and indicators. This is one of the challenge we face in this project: how can we visualize & present complex emissions data to stakeholders and keeping various organizations accountable to low carbon development.
Background:
The pressing global issue of climate change is one of Indonesia’s current cabinet priority. The government has made a commitment to combat the climate change threat and contribute in reducing global temperature rise.

The BAPPENAS (Ministry of National Development Planning of the Republic of Indonesia) forms a low carbon development program, in response to Indonesia’s commitment, that are currently being implemented to all 34 provinces in Indonesia. To support for transparent, accurate, comprehensive, consistent and integrated national low carbon development actions, the BAPPENAS is implementing a national monitoring and evaluation platform. It is called AKSARA (National Low Carbon Action Planning-Monitoring Application).

The scope

We redesign BAPPENAS low carbon development digital product ecosystem, in collaboration with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). Scope includes public website, public dashboard, national / provincial / sectoral dashboard.

User Experience Design
Designing dashboards from the ground up and defining user experience & flow for multiple type of users.
User Interface Design
Set up Aksara public website and dashboard interface, visual guidelines & complete UI design.

The features


Clean and simple branding.

We started the project by redefining AKSARA visual language and branding. The previous design was fairly monotonous, inconsistent and outdated. We were challenged to create a visual design language that is present, clean, simple and relevant. One of the goal is to provide stakeholders with better overall visual guidelines when they’re accessing the platform.

Data & information.

Clean data visualization is a key feature in AKSARA due to the various types of data needed to be visually presented accurately. Stakeholders can access the Proportion of National Emissions, Reduction of National Emissions, annual & cumulative achievements related to Low Carbon Development, and contribution to emission reduction by each sector using interactive graph and table. AKSARA can also detect geolocation to provide stakeholders with relevant data to the region they are in.

National

Province

Dashboard based on user access level.

Currently, most of AKSARA features are limited to government officials with different user access level in relevance to government functions. Public stakeholders can view summary of national, provincial and sectoral data. We have to take into account data sensitivity when presenting information to various dashboard role.

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