truck rental workflow


 

DESIGN CHALLENGE

A renown transportation services company approached us to rethink the way people rent trucks online to increase customer satisfaction and at the same time generate more rentals.
 

Results

An improved workflow for both personal and commercial renters that:

  • Reduced the number of screens
  • Avoids situations when customers would need to backtrack
  • Added visuals to facilitate understanding and speed decisions
  • Added content to make customers feel appreciated and informed
  • Makes comparing prices easy
  • Shows customers that the company wants to help them save money

My Roles

Research
Wireframes
Prototypes
Usability testing


 

initial concepts

Once we started to understand truck renter's needs I started sketching possible workflows for testing: a traditional method similar to other current workflows where the user selects dates and pickup/drop-off locations first, another one where the truck is selected first, a more conversational workflow and a simplified version where all the selections would be made on one single scrolling page.

 
 
 

wireframes

After these 4 concepts were refined I created interactive wireframes for each of the workflows for testing.

 
 
 

usability testing

To understand customers mindset and needs we conducted two rounds of remote interviews with a total of 22 renters that had made a truck reservation within the last month for both personal or commercial purposes. We also conducted in person interviews with commercial customers.

The participants reviewed current truck rental processes, went through different wireframe workflows and were asked various questions about renting moving trucks.

 
 
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Workflows refinement

While analyzing the feedback from the interviews we proceeded annotated the wireframes to be updated for the next round of testing.

 
 
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client working session

Once we were done with the interviews and updated the wireframes we had a working session with the client to align customers and business needs. We then narrowed down to one workflow for personal and one for commercial customers. 

 
 
 

location selection on mobile devices

Based on the research it became evident that customers wanted to be able to make reservations on their phones so the client asked us to design this workflow so they could share with developers for final implementation.

 
 
 

final workflows

As part of the final client deliverables I created a final poster highlighting how the new workflow required less steps by consolidating screens and reorganizing tasks for a more efficient process.