EMS is a software application that allows companies and universities to create and invite people to meetings, and book rooms for those meetings. A company’s office space is valuable and if that space is not being used, that company is losing money.
Large customers of EMS Software (e.g. GSK, Accenture) required a new feature to easily find rooms by filtering through their massive networks of Buildings, Areas, and Views across states, countries, and continents.
Location Examples Areas: North America, East Coast, New Jersey Buildings: Manhattan Office, Building A Views: Rooms with Whiteboards, Rooms with Projectors, Rooms with Coffee Machines
The User must be able to:
- Select their Favorite Rooms
- Filter a Room based on the Area
- Filter a Room based on the Area and Building(s)
- Filter a Room based on the Building(s)
- Filter a Room based on the View(s)
After mapping out the use cases, we discovered that when the user is searching for a Building, they will not be searching for a View. Views are mainly used to filter out a Room’s features (Apple TV, HDMI input, etc.), while a Building is, well, a building. This led to a three-tabbed design where the Building tab contains a functionality to filter by an Area and the Views tab will just display the Views. This design meets all of the needs of the use cases established by the Product Owner and I. The feature was a “showstopper” for GSK, so when we presented them the solution, they were thrilled with the quick turnaround and the final design.