Platform is based on the following concept: (a) Researchers create nodes by describing a specific event that happened or is happening in a specific area. (b) Nodes are connected by researchers using causal relationships. The result is a network of events, where each event can be represented in two states: as cause, or as effect.
The preparatory work required an analysis of the audiences involved, interviews with researchers, and the study of problem categories. The current stage is data collection and testing.
Prior the interface development stage, the functionality of each entity of the platform was analyzed. Such a map makes it easy to navigate through numerous attributes during prototype development.
For non-researchers, the platform provides a possibility to discover subjects of interest, find trusted sources of information, subscribe for updates in your region, or follow subjects. For more information please visit platform's website. You can also follow updates by subscribing to the newsletter.
At this stage of the project, the audience for the landing page is predominantly researchers. The page answers questions "For whom", "How it works", provides answers to the immediate questions, indicates the stage of the project, and asks for contribution.