User Experience & Design are the foundation of an impactful project
We gather strategic insights from your users and data, and design exceptionally intuitive products to solve real problems.
Why User Experience & Design?
Clarifies key decisions
Find what users want from your product based on research using real data
Enhances the value of the product, making it easier and more desirable to use
Increases developer efficiency by establishing design patterns and reducing rework
Supports long-lasting growth, retention, resilience, and business value
In Sitka, Alaska, landslides represent a real and unpredictable risk to residents. In order to better equip Sitkans with the information needed to stay safe in the face of deadly landslides, our team worked with community stakeholders including the Sitka Sound Science Center and the Sitka Tribe of Alaska to generate a streamlined and effective risk visualization webpage informed by user research.
Wildfire Risk to Communities is a web dashboard featuring interactive resources designed to help communities understand and reduce their relative wildfire risk. This tool, built alongside Headwater Economics and the USDA Forest Service, highlights our expertise in data visualization practices including data personalization, data streamlining, user research, and choosing the appropriate visualization based on the scenario at hand.
How can we work together?
You have a lot of difficult problems to solve and we have a lot of tools & strategies to solve them. Whether through thoughtful research, well executed design, or thorough quality assurance, we hope to help weave User Experience and Design into the fabric of your project.
You can’t solve a problem you don’t understand. We research your audience, observe your workflows, and analyze your data to set your project up for success. These insights make it possible to strategically prioritize what you build to create the most impact.
Whether you have just a hint of an idea or an established product, we partner with you closely to set a robust strategy. We work across disciplines and stakeholders to find the sweet spot between what is desirable to users, what is possible technically, and what aligns to your organization’s goals.
We design with the utmost care, and are proud of the difference it makes. We work iteratively, side-by-side with you, progressing from quick sketches to layouts and flows, to final polished products. Along the way we weave typography, color, interaction, and geospatial data into an intuitive structure that affords the information and functionality you need, when you need it.
Empiricism is crucial to product design. We build interactive prototypes with increasing fidelity and evaluate them. This enables us to catch and diagnose frictions as early as possible, resulting in significant time and cost savings in the development stage. We customize each evaluation strategy to ensure the design is validated and developers can confidently build.
With a careful eye, we craft thoughtfully developed, usable, and accessible interfaces. We bring a creative approach to trusted, industry-leading technologies to give life to your project. We ensure a level of quality that extends beyond the surface level visuals and encompasses the fine details of each interaction, speed, and responsiveness.
In order to maximize your impact, it is crucial that your project is functional, usable, and accessible. Based on the needs of your project, we employ a range of quality assurance, usability, and accessibility testing while using best practices to ensure Section 508 compliance.