- • User Experience
- • UI Design
- • Content Strategy
- • User Research
Each breed of dog has its pros and cons. As much as we love our furry little friends this can be an issue. What most pet owners neglect to do is identify a dog breed that best supports their lifestyles and interests with their dog of choice.
“The pet adoption process is often time-consuming. I didn’t know what breed to get and ended up slightly adjusting my lifestyle to best support my dog.” – Jennifer Mesrobian, Ginger’s owner (Poodle, Female / 3 yrs old)
” Bella was the best mistake ever. I didn’t look into her breed at all. I had seen other dog owners with poodles and I loved the way they looked.” – Joann Rodriguez, Bella’s owner (German Shepard / Labrador, Female / 8 yrs old)
“I had no idea dachshunds were great guard dogs. That’s a plus. The troubling part is that I didn’t know these types of breeds didn’t do well in cars. Often times she gets car sick. I wish I would have been able to know that beforehand.” – Nidia Valerio, Canella’s owner (Daschund, Female / 4 yrs old)
I formed a few hypotheses after interviewing potential and current dog owners. Potential dog owners dislike the idea of studying breeds beforehand and like to choose their dogs spontaneously. They deal with the consequences but in retrospect, they would have liked to find their ideal match. In an effort to decrease wrong matches among dogs and their new homes I designed Waghunt an easy way to meet your new dog. I came up with an onboarding flow that will help guide new dog owners to the right breed of dogs that align well with their lifestyle.
In addition, I tried streamlining the way appointments are setup with the dog rescues and shelters by designing a chatbot. The chatbot would help decrease the number of calls required and account for unique situations as the pet no longer being there, avoid the number of calls on the same dog and ensure that the pet shelter is not distracted by tasks that can be automated among the dog adopter and pet shelter communication. Lastly, in an effort to decrease the challenge of arriving at a pet shelter for seniors, I set up a “visit me” option so that pet shelter specialists can visit their homes with their new potential pet.
“This makes so much sense. If I hide the dogs that are for sure not a good fit for me it would be a huge win for me.” – Jennifer.
” Is this in the app store where I can download it now?” – Joann
“I would use this simply because it seems like it would make life easier for my current dog (future ones too) and I” – Nidia