Every need identification study and set of experience design standards is unique; completely customized for each client and team. We will always deliver a final report and final presentation, but the contents of the report and presentation will be completely unique. In addition to our report, we often include by-products of the report as part of our scope. This would mean, in addition to our custom report, we would include another deliverable such as a prototype, model, workshop, or additional presentation decks.

Need Identification Studies

In a nutshell:

You'll get a report that answers to your question(s) and a presentation where we'll walk you through the findings. We typically include:

  • An executive summary
  • User profiles or personas
  • Answers to specific questions
  • Insights gathered throughout the study
  • Results of any testing or research
  • Recommendations and opportunities
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Experience Design Standards

In a nutshell:

You'll get a report that defines design standards for your product. We'll also include a workshop to help the downstream team absorb the standards. We typically include:

  • An executive summary
  • User needs and business requirements
  • Design patterns and usage guidelines
  • Information architecture
  • Mental models and customer journeys
  • Prototypes; wireframes, sketches, interactive.
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On-Call Consulting Services

In a nutshell:

You'll get a memorandum that outlines our opinion of your product; it includes a phone call to answer any initial questions. We have a separate fee for follow-up questions, which allows you ask as many follow-up questions as you need.

Opinions are a flat-fee of $500 and follow-up questions are an additional $100 fee.

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Here are some of the ideas, work, and stories we’re talking about. Don’t forget to check out our blog.

Comparing Wireframes & Solutions

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The Scope of Two-Weeks

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Flipping the 4-D Process

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Equipping the Less-Skilled

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Mostly Reviewing & Refining

I’ve only worked with a handful of clients over the past few years; one client, a global advertising agency, believed in my business model…

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Extreme Value: Design Patterns

People like patterns; they’re predictable, dependable, and easily-understood. Design patterns are essential to getting things done…

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What Are Experience Requirements

People have been comparing product design with the process of building a house for decades. I’m not…

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