LandLord (sketch)

LandLord is an interface study for a web app that offers a comparative view of apartment rentals in San Francisco. Searching for an apartment is essentially a comparative process. While most people have a ballpark range of what they’d like to spend and a range of what areas of the city are desirable to them, there is currently no way to constrain one axis and browse through another. LandLord lets you select a price, say $2000 for a 2 bedroom apartment, and by moving up and down you can see what’s offered at that price from Bernal Heights in the South to Russian Hill in the North. Similarly, you can choose a neighborhood like the Castro, and by moving from left to right you can explore all the listings within a price range. Pretty soon after trying it, a user is able to swiftly browse through both adjacent neighborhoods and adjacent prices with remarkable fluidity.

About msallin

Matty Sallin is the founder of Kinfo.com. Since 1999, Matty has worked to develop consumer products that manage everyday information and media in a satisfying, illuminating, and beautiful way. His professional and academic work has focused on social media, information design and information visualization. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Good Morning America, GQ, American Public Media, Make Magazine, Boing Boing, Engadget, Gizmodo, Coolhunting, ResFest, and others. Matty holds a Master’s degree from New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program and a Bachelor’s degree from UC Santa Cruz.
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