Local online scheduling is hard.
Finding the dependable businesses to do my daily activities is more difficult.
“Allow me to schedule with the local businesses I am already using and share it; I will bring in more revenue for that business as well as a solid customer relationship. Design me a single hub to solve these problems,” requested by a recent client.
I asked the client, “How do you currently prioritize the ‘daily activities’ you have?”
She said, “Honestly, I put them into folders. Like the paper version with sticky notes.”
She was too embarrassed to share photos of the actual folders, but I had some interesting ideas.
However, she had a previous team that provided lots of information, wireframes, even some UI designs that were all very helpful but in the end, I wanted to make things much sexier and more functional.
I started with some research of the market and competitors mostly to explore the variations of calendars, scheduling, and sharing of businesses.
After an assortment of sketches and high-fidelity wireframes, I had come up with an initial version of the App UX.
Shared with the client and I was definitely on the right path. Two more rounds of UX review and tuning up the wireframes we had made some impressive jumps.
Next, the client was ready to see the UI build out. Again, I did more explorations of how folders would be interpreted along with how editing businesses and folder would function.
Again, shared with the client and still to do this day, one of the things I love about what I do is sharing the stages of a project with a customer or client and seeing the look on their face as they watch it come to fruition. She was ecstatic! She wanted to touch, swipe, and interact with the folders. Always a good sign.
I wasn’t quite finished as most designers never are.
After these latest adjustments, the client was even happier because they resembled her folder system that she had at home.
She was ready to take it to market.
Walk through the experience for mobile (feedback and comments are welcomed):