Problem statement
Construction and renovation companies often approach an old-school style to deal with clients. They rely on emails, phone calls, and meeting to gather and send  information to the clients, which is time-consuming and stored in different locations
Renoline seeks to innovate client management by adding technology to its service. The idea is to implement a dashboard where all information is shared and it is the main hub for all matters regarding construction or renovation. 

Goals
The dashboard must display all information regarding the construction, such as the status, calendar, and so on, as well it must serve as where all involved can communicate. The most important is to all be recorded in one single place.
Project Type
Dashboard, Webapp
B2C

Target Audience
25+, Real state owners
Designing Process
My user-ceterd approach was to use Design thinking to solve the problem.
Research
User Research
My first was to research people who already have experienced renovating or building their homes. I read several blogs and article where people told a bit of their experience, this way I could narrow down some pain points.
Qualitative Research
Second, I interviewed 4 people who had renovated before. As result, I could empathize better with the process and ask specific questions to understand what are the users’ expectation for this product.
Product Research
Clients want to know what is happening in their homes and they want to have control over certain aspects. In another hand, they don’t want to waste time on complicated information. What can be translated to this project as, time schedule, materials list, and budget management
Pain Points
My research revealed that the biggest challenge is to keep up on a budget, homeowner I often have to pay more than what expected for their renovation
Another frequent complaint while renovating is the time schedule. The clarity about the construction schedule is confusing and people often get surprised with delays.
Expectations
Clients want to know what is happening in their homes and they want to have control over certain aspects. In another hand, they don’t want to waste time on complicated information. What can be translated to this project as, time schedule, materials list, and budget management
Goals
The construction process is divided into phases and within each phase, there are several parts to be concluded. Those parts overlapping the timeline and they have different paces. The budget is also divided into parts, and they can be invoice separately or in full. Other than that, there are lots of documents such as blueprints, contracts, and invoices.
Competition Analysis
I found it a bit difficult to explore the competition product as the platforms are only accessed by clients, I am not one. In general, I could not find many companies that offer a service like Renoline so I looked into companies specialized in creating construction management software
User Persona
User Flow
Considering the age range of the users of this platform, I concluded that the best approach is to create a fluid dashboard, where every key point is presented in the home page. This way, if a user is busy or not tech savvy they can identify the specific section easily and with one click achieve it.
User Journey maps
Wireframe
As soon I gathered all the necessary information I started to sketch the ideas in place. For visualization I did a simple mock up and put it to work.
I used it to test the idea and find weak points. To identify these weak points, I watched users perform an assigned task. I took notes while they navigated through the pages. I finished by asking about their experience and if they missed anything.
In this experiment I found some problems and I have learned what would work better for the user

Final Product
Voilà!
I present to you the final design. The Side menu with all available options is always visible. The home page contains all the critical information about a clients project; the time, budget, upcoming events and project information. All of those can be clicked and take the user directly to a page with the remaining information.

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