Akademiska Hus

UI/UX design and a clickable prototype for an app intended to help a property company share information easier.

Background

Akademiska Hus is one of the largest property companies in Sweden, with a focus on universities and colleges. This was a school assignment in cooperation with them, where the task was to design their new tenant app, with the goal of making it easier to share important information with students and employees at their campuses.

They wanted the app to include:

UX-focused process

Akademiska Hus wanted the app to have the same graphical look and feel as their website, so there was no need to invent a whole new identity. This meant we could spend more time on the user experience instead. We started by checking out 10-20 similar apps and saving screenshots of design choices we liked, which was used as inspiration when drawing wireframes.

We spent a lot of time experimenting with creating the most logical grouping and hierarchy of all the different parts of the the app – we wanted everything to be as few steps away as possible from any given location in the app, despite the massive amount of information.

Wireframes.

Prototype

When the design was ready, we turned it into an interactive prototype with Principle. This allowed us to visualize how things like transitions, microanimations and states can enhance the user experience.