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Product Design that has stood the test of time

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Home inspections, on a tablet

Rick, CEO of Castle Group inspections, came to us with a great idea: To ease the home inspection process through an app that allowed users to do it directly on their iPads.

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Challenge

To offer an accessible and easy-to-understand product design to facilitate the process of inspecting homes.

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Solution

Developing an app that enabled its users to access the necessary functions and features to make their reports.

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Outcome

A successful product that changed the way home inspectors made their reports, making it simple and functional.

PRODUCT DESIGN
DESIGN THINKING
UX ARCHITECTURE
LOGO DESIGN
GRAPHIC DESIGN

What is Fort Reports?

A product design that creates professional home inspections from your tablet.

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Start
2011
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Term
Long
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Cost
Medium
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Scope
Large

To achieve a simple navigation, a complex product design process was required. Working with the client when planning, sketching and prototyping was a key part of the process.

Design sprint and workshop

UX Architecture

Product design

App development

Logo design & naming

Event graphic design

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I’ve been inspecting homes and buildings for over thirty years, and I wish they would of had this product design years ago. I tried two other reporting systems and experimented with many, but the Fortreports software is by far the easiest to work with.

Joseph Arnone
Home Inspector, ACI
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Design Sprint

Conducting a design sprint with the client was key to fleshing out the concept. After several mockups, pivots, and tests with prototypes, we arrived at the key features and final architecture.

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Simplicity

We established repetitive user conventions that were easy to become familiar with.

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Customizable

Users could add their company branding and edit categories or titles at their convenience.

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Sign & Share reports on site

The final report is generated as a single responsive webpage or PDF that can be shared instantly.

Developing a home inspection app that included it all

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Developing a simple and highly functional product design is not easy, especially when there are multiple features that need to be part of it. This design process allowed us to create a user friendly product that covered every possible aspect that our users encountered when inspecting a property.

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LOGO DESIGN

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ANIMATION
ILLUSTRATION

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