Bildly platform

Bildly platform

The design problem

Initial concept description

Bildly platform allows users to browse and manage construction projects, connect with the team and streamline communication with other stakeholders.

Target audience:

  • Construction companies, who would like to organise and keep up-to-date project documentation, monitor project progress and bring the whole project team together under one roof.
  • Subcontractors and property owners, who needs to access project documents and collaborate with project managers and other teams.

Tasks

  • Primary: Iterate on the initial concept and create desktop and mobile prototypes
  • Secondary: Expand and support library of used components

My roles and responsibilities

  • Create wireframes and prototypes in Figma;
  • Elaborate, visualise and test new ideas and user flows;
  • Collaborate with the project manager.

What I learned

  • While working on this project in Figma I was able to improve my prototyping skills;
  • I learned how to organise large projects and maintain a large set of components.

Prototype

The mobile version of the created prototype

Where I started

Key insights

Incorrect information is construction’s biggest problem because commonly construction project information and changes are stored on an individual’s desktop or mobile devices.

According to FMI report (fmicorp.com, 2018) 96% of all data captured goes unused in the engineering and construction industry, 90% of data generated is unstructured, and 13% of Engineering & Construction working hours are spent looking for project data and information.

Identified pain points

  • Construction companies still managing info via Excel and on paper;
  • Different applications are used for different tasks;
  • Information is spread, but not synchronised;
  • Problems with project management.

Design process

Competitive analysis

I analysed and evaluated the features and flows of digital solutions used in the construction industry.

Bildly. Competitive analysis
Competitive analysis

This analysis helped me to gain a sense of the industry, better understand limitations and identify opportunities.

Design solution

To focus on the main problem in the construction process — lack of correct information and inconsistent communication.

The initial idea of the document’s view. Desktop & mobile.

After several iterations on the prototype, tests and interviews with stakeholders, it was decided to reduce the functionality of the application to key features:

  • Document Management
  • Digital signing
  • Communication with involved parties
  • Chat
Documents view MVP. Desktop & mobile
Streamlined interface after multiple iterations

The main user flows

  • Home screen and projects;
  • Communication with involved parties;
  • Chat

Home screen and projects user flow

  • Ability to see all projects that are assigned to a user or created by the user;
  • Possibility to create new projects and add participants from the team or outside of the team.
Project view. Access to project settings

Communication with involved parties user flow

  • Add a new party;
  • Teammates and external parties profiles.
Communication with involved parties user flow

Chat user flow

  • DM’s and groups;
  • Possibility to generate groups.
Chat user flow

Components set

Components were used in order to speed up workflow and maintain consistency.

Working files of components set

Results

The main goal to create desktop and mobile prototypes of MVP solution was accomplished through several iterations and pivots on the initial concept. 

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