Pacer Pro

Tangible UX was approached by the startup PacerPro to create an new and modern front end to an existing public tool for lawyers researching Federal and District level cases. The team wanted to provide extra features and value to lawyers already familiar with the PACR searchable legal database.

Simplifying the Interactions

Interaction flow for the application.
Interaction flow for the application.

Adding PDFs from multiple cases wireframe.
Adding PDFs from multiple cases wireframe.

Research folders concept wireframes.
Research folders concept wireframes.

Sharing widget with behavior specifications.
Sharing widget with behavior specifications.

Working closely with the Founder, we fleshed out the main user interactions for each key feature—the search process, the document saving and collecting process, viewing PDF documents and abstracts and how to visualize activity across an ongoing case—for example, visualizing lawyer’s motions and judge’s rulings—and developed a simple visual language.

Letting the Visual Design Follow the Function

Case docket activity page mock.
Case docket activity page mock.

A case docket and featured docket overlay panel mock.
A case docket and featured docket overlay panel mock.

My Cases mock.
My Cases mock.

Case docket activity with detailed download overlay panel mock.
Case docket activity with detailed download overlay panel mock.

In the second engagement we worked iteratively with the Founder and VP of Product and explored a variety of ways to visualize activity of a case, so that a person looking at a case docket might get a sense of what had been happening since their last visit. We expanded the visual language and color palette from the first release to include ways to differentiate blocks of information, overlay panels, an activity stream and data visualization.

Target User

  • Lawyers
  • Law Clerks
  • Researchers

Services Provided

  • Interaction design
  • Visual design