The goal of Planet 4 is to drive people to action. Greenpeace content needs to invite participation to deliver on the promise of people power. We must have a pathway to action run as a thread in all our content.
The P4 journey started 2 years ago. A few clear ideas drive our everyday work to change the way people do online activism at Greenpeace.
Four principles drive the platform concept. Use them to ensure that your design and content is consistent with the goals of the website.
Throughout the development of Planet 4, we generated a variety of user types to guide design decisions. We recommend thinking about the Stewards and Connected Evangelists when creating outward facing content and Webbies when thinking about internal workflows and documentation.
When creating or updating content on a Planet 4 website, keep in mind who you are writing for and try to convince those audiences to take action.
These questions should help you to deepen the engagement with the current audience and extend our reach to new ones. Consider asking yourself these questions when you are creating new features and content.
We’re building an engagement platform, not a website. Learn what that means in the video below or check the slides
We put together a creative concept entitled “Shedding Light”, presented in the video below.
This concept brought diagonal elements into play that led the user through the content, just like rays of light passing through trees, water and clouds. It also juxtaposed images of people and the environment ensuring that we see that people are part of the solution.
Planet 4 was live for the first time at the beginning of 2018 on version 1.0. The improvements made since then can be found in the updates page. Since then, the P4 team is constantly reviewing the roadmap of the features we want to develop in the near future to achieve the original concept and keep improving the product.
We continue to develop new features and improve the platform. Please read more about the high level roadmap in the Past the Prototype medium post. If you want to see more details about specific user stories, you can also look at the Concept stories document. This document is, however, not ALL user stories.
The roadmap in a nutshell can be grouped in the following versions:
V1: Beta / Prototype version
Version 2 (V2): See your impact and follow P4-powered campaigns
V3: Personalisation: Give more user control (“depth” engagement)
V4: Visualising Impact: Show us the data
V5: Let’s get social: we all want a better world
V6: Let’s get local: Charity begins at home
V7: UGC + Content Federation