Trippeo – simplifying UX and Design

A user had mentioned that it was quite inconvenient adding billable clients to their expenses. To add client names, they went to Company Settings. But to turn on the feature for expenses, they had to go to the Policies page. This involved a lot of clicking around.

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The policies page to toggle Billable Clients for expenses.
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The Company Settings page to add client names.

Looking at the JavaScript code, I saw that a few of the options on the Policies page had originally been on the Company Settings page. I moved the toggle on/off back to Company Settings. The user could now toggle the option on, then scroll down to add client names. We did have a discussion about whether the toggle would be better placed under the Billable Clients section, but wondered whether that would be strange as well.

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Billable Clients toggle is added to the Company Settings.

If the toggle was under Company Info, it would clash with the other input fields. If it was under Billable Clients, the look of Billable Clients would not match with the Expense Categories table above it. As this presented design and flow problems, we decided to do a quick fix for now and just put them on the same page until our upcoming design changes. Yes, our dashboard UI will be completely redesigned soon!

I took some time to read about UI design and designers, it seems like a very exciting time of growth and experimentation as it is so much younger than areas such as fashion design. A lot of tech startups are cofounded by designers, including Trippeo! I loved how the design founders at airbnb were inspired by Disney’s Snow White to create storyboards for their user experience design.


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