[Case Study] Vivian Yu Realty

Vivian is a realtor based in Greater Vancouver. Her website had an outdated look and needed a redesign to better represent her brand. My role was to redesign the website, update the branding and find web hosting solutions for the client. I collaborated with a web developer for this project.

Client

Vivian Yu

Duration

3 Weeks

PLATFORMS

Web (Desktop, Tablet, Mobile)

Deliverables

UX/UI Designer: Joseph Lee (me)
Web Developer: Cheol Kim

Responsibilities

Redesign the website to better represent the client’s brand and increase leads.

DESIGN TOOLS & METHODS USED

Design Inception, Competitive Analysis, Mood Boards, Style Tiles, Logo Design (Illustrator), Paper & Digital Wireframes (Sketch), Clickable Prototype (InVision), Design Handoff (InVision Inspect)

Design Process Highlights

Design Inception

During the initial client meeting, I had the opportunity to learn about the client’s business and the value that she wanted to provide to her clients. I asked the client to share her approach and style as a realtor and we explored the emotions and the mood in her business. It helped us to get an idea of how the new website and the brand will communicate to the visitors. I noted the answers to explore the design directions.

Mood Boards & Style Tiles

After grouping the meeting notes into common themes, I created two mood boards to get a visual understanding of the look and feel of the design. I then created two style tiles to translate the mood boards into design assets. I received feedback and refined the style tile before applying to the wireframes.

Wireframes

After we found a reliable real estate listing (MLS) API provider, our team worked closely together to align the programming constraints with the design. We tested with multiple contents and designed the wireframes to be responsive with the content generated from the MLS API.

In-depth breakdown of the design process can be found on Medium

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