Castle Building Centres Group Limited is Canada's oldest cooperatively-owned lumber and building material buying group. The first Castle app was released in 2018 with limited functionality and features. Various improvements have been made to the Castle APP in the release of 2022. Enhancements include enhanced partner listings, an upgraded Castle store locator map, light and dark mode options, and improved search capabilities.

Summary

UX/UI Designer

Role

Redesigning Castle's app for Contractors/ DIY shoppers who are looking for Castle updates, contests and locate nearby stores.

Scope

App Design

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Age 43

Small Business Owner (Contractor)

 

I need to be able to find castle retailers with ease. Having the ability to save store locations and accessibility to castle updates is very beneficial. 

Liam M.

Age 31

Retail Manager 

 

I am a DIY enthusiast who enjoys art and writing in my free time. By being able to source and locate materials at local castle stores for my DIY projects, I will be able to save a lot of time and effort. 

Emma D.

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A user-friendly navigation was designed with the most appropriate icons, with Castle's icon representing the home page. The goal was to combine Castle's traditional elements with modernism. 

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Castle Building Centres Group Limited is Canada's oldest cooperatively-owned lumber and building material buying group. The first Castle app was released in 2018 with limited functionality and features. Various improvements have been made to the Castle APP in the release of 2022. Enhancements include enhanced partner listings, an upgraded Castle store locator map, light and dark mode options, and improved search capabilities.

Summary

UX/UI Designer

Role

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For the redesigned UI, Castle's brand guidelines were followed. It was possible to maintain hierarchy throughout the entire design by using three different font weights. A dark mode option was requested by the client and keeping the deeper blue colour in line with Castle's branding gives the dark mode option flexibility when paired with the red accent colour.

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