The plan: BRIDGEGOOD is fundraising to secure a building in Oakland that aims to be a vibrant facility for nonprofits to host FREE community events, trainings and workshops.

The challenge: Create the application/booking process that allows registered Bay Area 501(c)(3)s to use the community space for free.


The problem: Nonprofits are leaving Oakland due to increasing real estate costs. Without proper space, they cannot provide crucial services and resources to the community. When coordinating available space, the process is long and inefficient.

Our soultion: We designed the application/booking process that makes it easy for nonprofits to book space instantly. The process is frictionless, intuitive and available on mobile as well as desktop.




BRIDGEGOOD is a web-based platform that connects design students with job opportunities in the fields of tech and business.

Businesses and Nonprofits can utilize BRIDGEGOOD to post jobs and services.


With the client we built a concept map to understand the complexity of BRIDGEGOOD


Why free community space:



We interviewed 5 nonprofit administrators & used an affinity map to sort out the findings.

these were our insights:


This is a story one of the nonprofit shared with us


With the insights we from the nonprofit interviews we created Devon:


understanding Devon's emotions and experiences from what he hears, sees, thinks and feels.

UX Empathy Map.jpg

Devons old booking process:

current user flow .jpg


We designed 4 different paper prototypes and tested it with 5 users. 

Taking the best elements of each prototype and feedback from the users we began the next iteration. 

Discussing with the client the four different prototype and the findings of each

Discussing with the client the four different prototype and the findings of each


After 4 rounds of user testing

the key screens looked dramaticly different. Above is the Certificate of insurance (COI) screen, boxed in red are the changes that were made from
 Paper prototype to medium fidelity to high fidelity. 


Users were ignoring the call to action (CTO) button and went straight to the navigation.

The users that did click the "Sign up'' button would try to hop out of the flow.


After 3 rounds of user testing the flow, the users were still confused about:


-when the booking was completed

- what a COI and EIN were & why they needed it

-the text on the buttons were misleading


We made the following changes and then tested it again:

-got rid of the progress bar

-screens now transition from the bottom of the screen to the top 

-text on the buttons were changed 

-an informational pop up  option for COI and EIN


By the 4th testing the happy path became clear


Becoming a member had no value, the value was the locations being offered. 'Browse' button was the new CTO and created the happy path


BRIDGEGOODS UX design team

Next steps:

Further build out the High fidelity

create the 'how it works' page

presentation at on March 7th 

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