Building your future car experiences through story-building.
Point in Question : How do you make an extension for an online brand that speaks to users as technology with a human heart?
Opportunity : We found all kinds of opportunities at hand, but at the end of the day, we found that coming together and finding human-truths behind the research would play in our favor as advocates for tech created with good intention.
Strategy Line : Carvana works hard to make things easy for their customers.
Creative Line : The future is ease, not evil.
Why it works : Carvana’s Three Laws for an Easier Future
We use technology to break down barriers, not create them.
With fewer barriers we please more people.
When more people are pleased we all live in ease.
My Role : UX Writing, Experience Design Personas, UX Flow, Conceptualizing Future Experiences, Online Experience Research, Carvan-0 Costume build
Team : Louise Guy Creative Brand Management ‘19, Ari Abad Strategy ‘19, Nanda Golden Strategy ‘19, Rachel Zhou Experience Design ‘19, Ainsworth Kerr Copywriting ‘19, Robby Arthur Art Direction ‘19
Project Timeline : 8 Weeks
The What : Beyond Carvana’s great customer service and transparency, they embrace sincere human nature. So we saw that building stories based on modern cultural needs could tell a story beyond the stresses of the current big purchase. By asking questions that could infer other information about the users intention with their future—car, and that’s where we found an interesting way to shop for cars online.
The How : As you chose from the drop down menu what to fill in the blank per sentence in the story, the visuals of the story begin to populate the left page with a visual representation of what the story you’re building on the right. As you move along in the story, once the feature has enough information to make suggestions to purchase you are given the opportunity to browse through the top recommendations or go back and edit your story to get suggestions closer to what you’re looking for.
The Why : The intent was to create an additional feature that would filter out cars that didn’t fit what the user is looking for. It was important to design part of the online experience, because Carvana is known for it’s innovation and forward thinking. And even though building the different phrases to go into the stories could be a bit complex, once again tying back to our strategy line that Carvana designs complex experiences with an emphasis on ease, we knew building the bond through your personal story would invite the unique experience we were looking for.