A mobile app that allows neighbors to share tools with each other so not everyone would need to own every kind of tool.
Toolshare for Homeowner to Homeowner
The project prompt was to design mobile applications that leverage the crowd to achieve services, features, and experiences that are impossible with individual interaction between a person and a computational system. We had to design for Homeowner to Homeowner, allowing neighbors to share tools with each other so not everyone would need to own every kind of tool. This app should help homeowners more easily take care of their homes instead of hiring professionals to do the work.
Home improvement projects are very expensive
Home improvement projects are very expensive to outsource and expensive still when you need to buy the tools for a mere one time use. This is where ToolShare comes to the rescue. ToolShare leverages the neighborhood community to engage in a crowd sourced tool sharing activity.
ToolShare connects the people who don't have the tools with the people who have the tools. In the process we convert non DIYS into DIYs and create a user base where people meet their neighbors, exchange tools with them and create a community.
ToolShare lets the homeowners feel empowered, a neighborhood community with a spirit for sharing is formed and home improvement stores can reach their audience more effectively than ever before.
Tool Owner + Tool Borrower
Eryk Milanski, a tool owner
Eryk is our tool owner. He is an expert with tools and collects them. He is also a community veteran and wants to help people with their home improvement projects.
End Goals: Eryk wants to feel he is empowering homeowners to take care of their own homes the way he takes care of his home.
Experience Goals: Eryk does not feel comfortable using a computer for more than email. He likes iPhone but sometimes finds the text too small. He wants to feel confident when using his phone.
Ram Kuripati, a tool borrower
Ram is a novice and has no collection of tools but is interested in doing home improvement projects since he just bought his own house. He has decided to retile his bathroom.
End Goals: borrow expensive tools and look for advice on how to use them to get the work done right the first time.
Experience Goals: He wants to make any arrangements he needs ahead of time so he can get his home fixed up.