Top Villas is one of the worlds leading luxury villa rental specialists with over 2,500 villas in over 50 destinations across the United States, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean. They came to Angle to create an admin panel that would greatly simplify the way villas and bookings were handled/ added. The admin panel is to be used by sales staff who are constantly updating villa listings.
The research phase for this project had us looking at a few different elements that would need to be included.
First of all, we researched general admin panels that we use, such as our content management system, in order to decide what we liked about how it worked, looke dand felt,
Next we researched data-driven design as this admin panel would require a lot of data input. In order to do this we had a look at some preloaded styles used in programs like Excel.
Finally, we researched advanced form handling on sites and how to make data entry less of a menial task and more of an interactive one. For this we looked at sites such as typeform, a site that makes data capture fun.
For this admin panel we went for a spacious and flat style to bring simplicity to something which can be quite confusing.
We also decide it would have to be quite user-friendly for the staff that would be using it, so a straightforward and generic page layout was used to ensure page navigation was simple.
The new admin panel is set to decrease the time staff spend on data entry by over 60%. This in turn saves the company an extreme amount of money.