BUNK THE APP

One of the biggest decisions a young person makes is whether to go to college or not. Today many students are faced with the challenge of finding reliable, safe, and reasonably priced off-campus living. They fear of being kicked out of their houses due to poor upkeep by landlords or unwanted roommates. Bunk’s safe and credible interface allows for the students and landlords to connect and find their perfect college home. It takes the unwanted pressure off students and lets the student focus on the more important parts of college.

THE CHALLENGE

A NEED IN THE MARKET

In creating Bunk, our goals was to make sure we were catering towards our user’s wants and needs. With many different types of housing applications out there. Proving Bunk could stand out was a top priority.

Goals:

1. Show Bunk’s marketplace differs from other housing apps.

2. A reliable use for both students and landlords.

3. A unique and simple execution and design.

 

THE RESEARCH

THE EVERY DAY USER

Through surveying multiple students across campuses. We were able to understand and address the key issues students face when looking for off-campus housing. We were able to see what kind of students live off campus, what they are looking for, what they are willing to spend, etc.

Main findings:

1. College students want different amenities when it comes to finding a house or apartment.

2. Landlords credibility is a huge impact on their housing decisions.

 

THE PROCESS

A WELL DESIGNED APP

With credibility and a brand in mind. We wanted the interface to be simple, clean, trendy, and have a multi-purpose. Through multiple users flows, wireframing, and information sketches. We were able to test our concepts with real users through series of walkthroughs and letting the user perform tasks. We have two types of audiences: students and landlords. Making sure we understood the landlord’s struggles, ideas, and goals were extremely important in understanding how to create the app’s interface.

THE SOLUTION

A FULLY FUNCTIONAL PROTOTYPE

From figuring out our user’s journeys and needs. We were able to design a fully functional version of the app. This allowed for us to show the purpose in the marketplace and promote our overall concept.

Key Features:

1. Students and Landlords can post new listings.

2. Students can find rooms/houses.

3. Personalized profiles.

4. Verification process for landlords.

5. A two-way rating system.

6. Chat capabilities.