Curiko

Tech-Powered Inclusive Communities

Project Overview

We are excited to introduce our client Curiko and the platform we helped build. It shows our commitment to making meaningful and inclusive digital solutions. We started working with Curiko in 2021. It brings together technology and human-centered design. The outcome is a platform for people with and without disabilities to connect, learn, share, and engage in different experiences.

Client Background

Curiko, envisioned by a group deeply passionate about creating a positive societal impact, aimed to establish a platform where inclusivity is not just a feature but the foundation. The project was introduced to Éphémère Creative by a mutual connection, highlighting the alignment in values and vision between Curiko and our team. This partnership was based on a shared commitment to leveraging technology for social good.

Challenges

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Build the newly designed platform for improved functionality.

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Enhance platform accessibility and user experience.

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Innovate to integrate diverse technologies seamlessly.

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Ensure the platform's inclusivity and engagement.

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Architect for scalability and future growth.

Our Approach

Éphémère Creative embarked on this journey with Curiko by first understanding the core values and needs of its community. Our collaborative process involved:

Strategic Alignment

Initial discussions with Curiko’s team confirmed a mutual understanding and shared goals, setting a strong foundation for the project.

Architectural Support

Working with their previous provider we helped streamline the architecture, using a combination of AWS and DigitalOcean services and optimizing for cost and performance over time.

Design Collaboration

Working closely with Curiko’s talented designers, we bridged the gap between UX/UI Design and technical architecture, ensuring that the platform’s user experience flows were intuitive, accessible, and aligned with the users’ needs.

Innovative Solutions

Using modern technologies like NestJS, GraphQL, Next.js, and Material UI, we built a robust, scalable solution that prioritizes accessibility and user engagement. We use DigitalOcean for our database and AWS S3 buckets to store our files. Our system includes Reddis and Postgres, as well as containerized worker services and message queues. We integrated Algolia for search and Sanity as a CMS for the admin team to work with their data.

Outcome and Impact

The revamped Curiko platform has become a vibrant community hub where individuals can host and participate in a wide range of experiences. Notable achievements include:

Enhanced Accessibility

Through thoughtful design and technology integration, we ensured that the platform is accessible to all users, promoting inclusivity.

Community Engagement

The platform supports hundreds of active users, fostering connections and shared experiences among people with and without disabilities.

Streamlined Operations

The custom admin panel and integrated technologies have allowed Curiko’s team to manage the platform efficiently, focusing on growth and community support.

Reflections

The Curiko project is a great example of what happens when technology and kindness come together. We at Éphémère Creative are proud to have helped create this wonderful project and to consciously support it. It shows our commitment to making digital solutions that matter. The success of Curiko shows us that technology can bring people together and improve their lives. Working with Curiko has taught us the importance of designing with everyone in mind. Our partnership with Curiko is more than just a project; it’s a team effort to make a positive impact, one experience at a time.

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