New Layout for Client Network Pages
We’re excited to announce our new layout for RoomSync network pages! Our team has designed the layout to enhance the app and create a more streamlined and richer user experience. This new optimized layout seamlessly walks users through the RoomSync process and incorporates graphic elements to highlight features & important info, as well as gives users immediate access to features and their community.
Left-side Navigation Menu
Instead of reading information off one congested static network page, users can now easily navigate through multiple pages using our quick-access side navigation tab. This menu gives users easy access to relevant information on specific pages, with options of “Getting Started,” “Network Pages,” “Wall,” and “Find Roommates.”
The ‘Getting Started’ tab helps jump-start the roommate matching process on RoomSync by immediately prompting users to take action, starting with “Get Familiar with Network Info.” The process is clearly presented and users are walked through key steps they should take to find their ideal roommate.
The “Network Info” page, which is 100% customizable by clients, gives users access to important client/network information, including how matches work, that requests must be made to the network administrator, and the active network dates. This section ensures that users are given all the information they need to complete the process, so they can provide the housing department with the correct information in time.
The interactive wall gives members a place to introduce themselves and interact with the community in order to start building connections, both as roommates and as friends.
The “Find Roommates” tab has “Browse” and “Search” options that make it easy and exciting for users to find potential roommates. The “Browse” option takes users to the roommates browse page where they can view a list of all their potential roommates, filtered by lifestyle preferences. The “Search” option lets users search for potential roommates with specific interests listed in their Facebook profile (e.g. “Soccer”). Users can also search by academic major and/or preferred residence hall.
Final Roommate Request Date and Members
Below the new side navigation tabs on the left hand column, users will find our newly added “Final Roommate Request Date.” This section graphically highlights the network close date and constantly reminds users of the last day they can turn in their roommate request.
Finally, users can easily view other members in the network through the “Members” section, which is the last section in the left hand column.
User Experience and Satisfaction
We believe our new streamlined menu and other features will increase user success in finding a great roommate, but we are always looking to improve the application. Please let us know what you think about the new network page layout by commenting below or post additional feature ideas!