Category Archives: casestudy

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Prop

December 18th 2017

Property investment for everyone. Prop uses crowdfunding to democratise the inaccessible world of property development investment. Once on-boarded users can invest from as little as £1000, and get returns on their investments that outperform savings accounts or stock market averages….

Kakapo Unity

November 16th 2017

Kakapo approached us to help revitalise their call-centre application Unity. They wanted to totally rebuild the front-end as a AngularJS 4 web-app that could be viewed in a browser and in a desktop wrapper. We redesigned the interface making usability improvements…

Ksubaka

August 31st 2017

Ksubaka work with retailers across Asia to increase in-store engagement with brands using interactive ‘playspots’. We created a new WordPress website to better reflect their playful brand personality and the service they offer.

Invstr

August 20th 2017

Learn. Play. Trade. Invstr is a platform to teach people how to trade the stock market. It began as a game fed by real world numbers, along with a social network and financial news aggregator. We helped integrate real trading…

The Economist Espresso

Say hello to The Economist Espresso, the first daily edition in the company’s 171 year existence, designed for the smart phone consumer. The concept was a bite-sized daily news app for iOS & Android delivering a short, sharp shot of…

Smarke

June 2nd 2017

IoT Smart lock maker targeting Airbnb hosts – allowing them to distribute and manage time- limited access to properties without having to be present to exchange keys. Benefits include added security of not using physical keys, access logs and permanent…

SureCloud

March 2nd 2017

A cloud-based Security, Risk and Compliance Specialist. SureCloud approached us to modernise their software product experience. The application had grown at such a rate that the UI and UX had been left behind. We helped design, build and integrate an entirely new…

Craft

December 12th 2016

Craft are a research tool aggregating data on the world’s companies. They create a big-data lake that is processed and displayed in public profiles to create a one-true source of information about a company. Combined with access to all the currently…

Union Pearson Express

November 16th 2016

We helped define the UI and UX for a new Toronto based rail service which links the Airport to the city centre. Working closely with branding agency Winkreative we designed the complete responsive website and booking system using a mobile-first…

InsightBee

November 14th 2016

A new platform from business research leaders Evalueserve. InsightBee is disrupting the traditional business research space. Company, Executive and Sector reports or open Business Questions can be ordered using the responsive web-app. We helped move the idea from concept through to MVP, to platform. Defining…

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Call to action (CTA)

A call to action is a marketing term that refers to a prompt that invokes a response leading to a sale. When referring to a call to action (CTA) in the digital design world we usually mean the interactive element that leads to the next step in the experience - something that needs to be clicked or tapped.

User testing

User testing refers to a technique used in the design process to evaluate a product, feature or prototype with real users. There are several reasons why you might want to undergo usability testing, the most common is that it allows the design team to identify friction in a user experience they are designing, so that it can be addressed before being built or deployed.

WYSIWYG

WYSIWYG (pronounced WIZ-ee-wig) is an acronym for "What You See Is What You Get". It helps identify an an interface that allows user input resulting in an output that is rendered in a similar way. For example; a word processor application interface might resemble a piece of paper,so when printed the user can see how the output will appear.

Content Management System

A content management system (CMS) is an tool that allows a website editor/administrator to manage the content that is displayed. Websites are made of HTML and CSS to create pages. Pages can be hard-coded but would require technical development skills to make changes. A CMS usually allows a person without coding knowledge to amend existing and add new content to a website using a WYSIWYG interface.

Responsive Web Design

Responsive web design refers to a web page that dynamically adapts its layout to fit the size and orientation of the device on which it is viewed. A responsive design allows for a more optimised user experience across desktop and laptop computers as well as smartphones and tablets of varying sizes.

User Stories

User stories allow the functionality of a product or service to be expressed as written descriptions of an experience as seen from the users perspective. The writing of user stories creates a list of design and development tasks to complete in order to create any required functionality.

User Interface

A user interface (UI) is a conduit between human and computer interaction - the space where a user will interact with a computer or machine to complete tasks. The purpose of a UI is to enable a user to effectively control a computer or machine they are interacting with, and for feedback to be received in order to communicate effective completion of tasks.

Personas

A persona in UX Design is the characterisation of a user who represents a segment of your target audience. On a project you might create any number of personas to be representative of a range of user needs and desires. The solutions you design must answer these needs in order to deliver value to your target audience.

Card sorting

A great, reliable, inexpensive method for discovering patterns in how users would expect to find content or functionality. Card sorting is used to test the taxonomy of data with a group of subjects, usually to help inform the creation of the information architecture, user flow, or menu structure on a project.

Brainstorming

A technique used to generate ideas around a specific topic. Often done in groups, but can be done individuals. The process usually involves writing down all ideas around a topic onto paper, a whiteboard or stickies often implying some kind of association.

Minimum Viable Product

An MVP is a product that has the minimum set of features to prove the most essential hypothesis for a product. Businesses building a new product can create a Minimum Viable Product to prove that an idea is viable and warrants further investment. A further benefit being that the next stage of development can be informed by feedback obtained from testing that MVP.

Sitemap

A sitemap is a diagrammatic representation of a hierarchical system. It usually depicts the parent-sibling relationship between pages in a website, showing how sub pages might be arranged underneath their parent groupings. This arrangement forms a map of the site.

User journey

A user journey represents a sequence of events or experiences a user might encounter while using a product or service. A user journey can be mapped or designed to show the steps and choices presented as interactions, and the resulting actions.

Prototype

A prototype is draft representation built to test ideas for layout, behaviour and flow in a system. Prototypes are an indispensable tool for resolving a large number of potential issues in a concept or business before too many resources are deployed to put a design into production.

Wireframes

A Wireframe is a visual schematic that conveys a basic level of communication, structure and behaviour during the design of a system. Wireframes are low-fidelity designs that bypass including a detailed user interface or visual design, conveying just enough to get across the core idea.

Usability

To say something is usable is a qualitative statement about how easy that thing is to use. Usability is an assessment of how learnable a system is and how easy a user finds it to use. The usability of a system or product is a key factor in determining whether the user experience is a good one.

Information Architecture

Information architecture is the design and organisation of content, pages and data into a structure that aids users understanding of a system. A more organised system enables users to more easily find the information they require and complete the intended tasks.

UI Design

User Interface Design is the discipline of designing software interfaces for devices, ideally with a focus on maximising efficiency, responsiveness and aesthetics to foster a good user experience.

UX Design

The practice of User Experience (UX) Design is the coming together of many specific design related disciplines to improve the usability, responsiveness, uptake and aesthetics of a product or service.

User Experience

A general term that covers all aspects of a user's participation while engaging with something that has been designed. Usually when talking about User Experience in the digital design field it refers to the interactions, reactions, emotions and perceptions while using an app, service, website or product.