This personal project focuses on user interface and visual design. I conducted some research to inform the design and features of the final product.
In India, we find handymen, cobblers, tailors, vegetable vendors, mechanics, etc. on corners of streets. They set up shop with the little resources that they have and work hard to earn a meagre living. They now also have to compete with businesses that promise to bring these services to the users in more convenient ways. As a customer, we want to be offered a choice from which we can pick the most convenient option. Customers also prefer completing as much of this process as possible through the app itself.
I conducted an analysis of platforms in India like AskMe.com, Craigslist, Sulekha.com and Yellow Pages wrt advantages for both the customer and the service provider. Here are a few inferences:
Handy is designed to support both these services as well as customer user groups. It is based loosely on the concept of locavores. ‘Local food’, ‘local food movement’ or the ‘Locavores‘ are a movement which aim to connect food producers and food consumers in the same geographic region; in order to develop more self-reliant and resilient food networks, improve local economies, or for health, environmental, community, or social impact in a particular place.
It is a middle-man service that
While designing the wireframes and the final look of the website and app, I kept the following principles in mind:
To clearly distinguish between customers and vendors, a separate defining color is given to each. Both customers and vendors can view all their requests and confirmed appointments in the dashboard section. Contact information is provided on every page.