Let’s open that problem up and see what’s inside. Through research, usability reviews and engaging workshops we define the problem in detail and explore how digital technology can work for you to solve it.
Along the way we document the ideas, requirements and decisions that make your roadmap clear. Our discrete Discovery phase makes it possible to explore solutions and answer questions before committing to a full project. Discovery not only makes the battles you do choose go better, it can help you avoid the wrong ones altogether.
Results: Clear understanding of options, risks and costs. Documented ideas and outcomes that set the stage for your next move.
Starting at $5,000
What we learn in Discovery kicks off a full design and build, where we iterate on concepts to flesh out the design and determine what will be built in detail.
Through information architecture, sketches, wireframes and interactive prototypes, we involve you in the process of invention. Together, we do what it takes to solve the problem, to open doors, to put a little bit of the future in your hands. When the time is right we bring in the right mind and skill-set from our network of designers to create a beautiful form for groundbreaking functionality.
Rather than waiting for your project to be built, you’re seeing it happen so that what we build is truly tailor-made for your business, engineered with love to make your customers happy.
Typical Involvement: 50-150+hrs, priced per project
Inventing something novel might seem rare and unpredictable, but our up-front investment in understanding your needs guides that process to create something that fits your needs just so.
We dive in with a research plan formed around what you already know and where we see gaps, using multiple lenses to get the picture into focus. From hard web analytics to the intangible bits of your brand, from usability reviews to moodboards. We share our findings as we go, checking them against your perspective and getting our thinking tuned into your context.
Ideas start taking shape in the research phase, but now we turn them into sketches and preliminary designs where they evolve or die. Where most teams hive off the design process, we relay constantly between design and engineering through co-design. At every turn the ideas we bring to you are also the ones we know we can make happen, and how much work we’re in for.
Next we move into a flow of design and prototyping. The designs jumpstart a prototype and the prototype informs the detailed design. The cycle builds each time, with testing at the root of how we evolve our designs. We test with ourselves, with you and your people, with informal and formal methods as needed.
In ways that wireframes and mockups can’t, the prototype proves which design concepts and assumptions hold up under actual use. With something to see, click and tap for yourself you won’t be agreeing to what you think we mean; you’ll have a working model to sign off on. Sorry, but you just can’t do that with only wireframes and glossy mockups.
With the concept and vision set we head for the finish line. Along the way we actively help plan your launch and coordinate our development efforts to fit your plans as best we can. When the dust settles we make sure you have all the keys to the code and operations for your brand new creation, without lock-in or required maintenance contracts.
Invention isn’t just speculative R and D, it’s a process that brings novel solutions to complex problems through the incredible potential of web technology. It’s simultaneously dreamy and practical, imaginative and experienced. Drop us a line to start a dialogue about how we can help.
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