Housr – Cohousing made easy

About This Project

Housr – Cohousing made easy

Introduction

Inspiration of this app came from the Australian co-housing market. Due to the very high rental prices, finding a place for 1 person is hard and barely affordable. A proper application however is lacking. This app will solve that problem. Even tho there was research and some wireframing, the focus of this project is around the UI.

Research and users

Target audience of this app would be based on my own experience cohousing in Zürich and my trip to Sydney, Australia where co-housing also is quite common due to high cost of living and rental prices. Users are anywhere between 20 and 38 who are active young professionals with busy social agendas. They are are very familiar with using digital service apps like Uber, Airbnb, or Uber eats.

Design

Overview page

Here you can search for a place using the location search box, or using filtering to narrow down your options. There is also the opportunity to use a map view.

Quick information

You see the amount of results your filtered result has brought forward, and see some of the main properties of each place at a glance. This way you have vital info like location, price, and surface area on the overview page. You also have the opportunity to “favorite” certain places. 

Filtering results

On the filter page you have the possibility to filter results on location, price, number of inhabitants, place type or period. The entire design was done using two main colors, the main aqua and orange as a highlight color.

For the data inputs of price and flatmates, a slider made the most sense. Here it also shows the amount of properties available at each price. For place type checkboxes were the logical choice and for period the date picker is obvious.

Structural overview

On the filter page you have the possibility to filter results on location, price, number of inhabitants, place type or period. The entire design was done using two main colors, the main aqua and orange as a highlight color.

For the data inputs of price and flatmates, a slider made the most sense. Here it also shows the amount of properties available at each price. For place type checkboxes were the logical choice and for period the date picker is obvious.

Detail view

The detail view boasts a large visual that immediately attracts the user. The back button is put in a container to increase visibility. The “favorite” button is repeated on the right hand side (primary side for most users).

I the following section there is a breakdown of the most vital information needed to make a quick decision. The CTA is clear and in a different color from the highlighted text.

Below that is the short description text where users can explain a little more about the house and room.

Detail view on scroll

On scroll you learn more detailed information like the occupancy of the apartment, the exact location and amenities. You also see who is the person selling the apartment and there’s the option to get in touch with this person via phone call or message.

Category
Design, Digital Strategy, UI design, UX design