Truck Lagbe is the largest online truck booking platform in Bangladesh. In this app-based truck rental service, you can hire trucks & pickups in a few minutes.
I was the first hire as a Product Designer role at Truck Lagbe back in Jan 2019. Truck Lagbe was in Pre-Seed startup. I helped the company expand its product team from 2 to 10 members. Managed to serve over 2M users & raised over $15 million in investment.
Disclaimer: To comply with my non-disclosure agreement, I have omitted and obfuscated confidential data/matrics in this case study.
Researcher – Competitive Analysis, User Interviews, Journey Mapping UX
Product Designer – Sketching, Interaction Design, Prototyping, Developer Handoff documentation, back to back design communication
– Raised over $15 million in investment.
– The shipper app has over 500,000 downloads in the Google Play Store.
January 2020 – April 2020
– Figma. Figma Jam
Before diving straight to redesign I had to understand how the truck industry works and who are the users! So, I tried to gather as much information I could from inside and outside of the company. Thankfully, my colleagues were very supportive. I always had enough access to everyone
I had a lot of sessions with the CEO to find the answers like: What’s the main purpose of Truck Lagbe? Where do we want to be in six months, a year, or even five years from now? etc. We defined the long-term goal as More trip booking & user retention
We always wanted to talk to our clients in a way that made them feel comfortable. We used to call them — Bhai (Brother). Our conversation setting was always casual.
Understand user’s context & needs
Method I used
We discussed the highlights from user research. Cross-matched feedback with existing users’ data. In the end, we prioritize the issues. Once we have explored the issues. We need to prioritize and choose from them.
Here are three considerations that helped us to prioritize the issues:
1. Value for the user — How satisfying this solution for users
2. Potential Revenue — How well this solution is for users
3. Implementation Effort — How hard it would be for the company to build
Prioritized the issues as follows
We created a basic storyboard so that everyone can get a better idea of how the design will look. This is for quick understanding and to make it easy to remember
Then we started wireframing the process which helped us in making things more tangible. For early testing, we converted our wireframes into clickable prototypes and gathered feedback from few users.
User Interface Design
I turned the wireframes from low-fidelity to high-fidelity screens. We also made a clickable prototype and gathered feedback from targeted users. We involved our users in every step. We iterated quickly, focusing purely on interactions and process flows.
Interface Design Tool: Figma
Version Control: Figma
We didn’t have any UX Writer so, we did it by ourselves.
We wanted to humanize the design. So, we hired an illustrator & animation designer to create some basic stuff for us.
We hosted user testing sessions. It’s minimal. The target outcome was to validate the new designs and to better understand the mindset and browsing behavior of users. Then used to iterate them based on the feedback
Usually, we conduct user testing with 5–7 users. Roughly 45 mins per user.
These are the solutions gone live finally
Coming up with a solution isn’t enough. We had to show its success with data/matrics. But as I mentioned earlier:
To comply with my non-disclosure agreement, I have omitted and obfuscated confidential data/matrics in this case study.
Here are some example metrics we used to measure the success of the redesign
Rating & Review
The reviews are good so far. There are still a lot of things to do.
Rating & Review
4.4 star & 3.5k
Finally, we designed a successful app that replaced the traditional way of hiring trucks. We didn’t have the luxury to hire a specialized person for every UX role. We had time constraints, we had budget limitations, we failed, we raised. In the end, we made it.
We believe failing is learning. If we’re not failing, we’re not doing it right
Special thanks to Anayet Rashid (CEO), Fahrina Ameen (VP of Product), Sagar Mamun (VP of operation), Minhazur Rahman (CTO). Without their support, I might not perform my best as a Product Designer.