As digital security increases the opportunity to use our personal, financial, and biometric information via our mobile and wearable devices increases. We are rapidly replacing our physical credit cards, event tickets, boarding passes, and medical records with their respective digital twins. However, digital twins for personal identification such as a driver license or passport are just emerging and not yet widely available or accepted.
Blue light authentication
When a blue light flashlight is shined at a driver's license, it showcases a unique pattern to establish additional security and ensure that it is a valid license.
Every state has a seal
Each state has a seal design utilized in the blue light authentication view. It adds greater personalization and verification to license.
- Eye Color
- Restrictions (REST)
- Endorsements (ENDS)
- ID Number
- Class #
- QR code
Since the locked section is taller than the driver license header, it creates a strong and unintentional focal point. This distracts from the experience. Additionally, the lock is unnecessary since Face ID or Touch ID is required to access the license.
The eyebrow text ("Class C, end M, Rest B") feels awkward. If the user only has a class number, it would be short and disproportional to their name.
After an officer or bartender views the digital license's top section, they do not need to see it again. Consequently, the sticky content is unnecessary and distracts from viewing more information.
After research and user feedback, I discovered that the license number is a crucial element. However, the current state feels visually compact (left-most) and lacks prominence.
Since the validation of age is the top section of the digital license serves to identify and validate age, the descriptors are more important than the license number upfront.
When looking at a physical license, the state s treated as more important than the driver's license label. As a result, the top bar's order should flip to provide a greater focus on the license state.
Since the last name is more important, it may be beneficial to distinguish the last name by making the first and middle name in a regular weight font.
The space between the name and physiognomy descriptors should be the same size as the space above the license ID number.
When a user taps on any part of the image, the background will illuminate. The glow is a blend of the U.S. and state seal for high security.
The gray box indicates that it is clickable to reveal an enlarged version of the license barcode.
After many iterations, the solution is seamless. All the information is thoughtfully organized to provide clarity.
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