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Devise features Interaction Design services supported by development. The Devise team collaborates well, communicates clearly, and integrates nicely with your processes. Chief Design Officer and founder Elizabeth Bacon applies her Interaction Design expertise to understand users’ needs & goals, create personas, define requirements, and conceive desirable & feasible products. Chief Technology Officer Mike McAulay provides high-quality software engineering and technical consulting. With our combined expertise we aim to delight users of your products and make your company succeed.
Here are the principal services we offer:
How do you know what to build? We conduct rapid field research to discover the behaviors and critical goals driving your target users. Studying and talking with people in context lets us define solid, data-driven personas that capture and reveal key workflows, mental models and contexts of use. These deep, insightful user models help inform your team and prioritize product requirements so your business can head quickly in the right direction.
Do you sometimes feel as if magical powers are required to define and design interactive products? Without resorting to any hat tricks we apply a proven, scenario-based approach to Interaction Design. You’ll get stellar innovation, and learn from the process. This service applies the full breadth & depth of our design expertise in order to conceive the proper features, forms & behaviors of your service or product. This service is usually augmented with Visual Design and extends into Detailed Design to provide high-fidelity user interface solutions and design specifications.
Interaction Design Training
We provide in-depth training to teach members of your organization how to perform effective user research and synthesize findings into desirable and feasible product requirements. Our powerful interaction design methodology uses a flexible, scenario-based approach that will help your team define products that exceed customers’ expectations. We also consider your organization’s development process in order to customize workshops and address the specific needs of your team.
We produce high-quality interactive prototypes that clearly communicate product solutions to your technical stakeholders and customers. An interactive prototype presents a compelling story of the product vision that inspires your team and secures stakeholder buy-in. Rapid, iterative prototyping facilitates decision-making.
Custom Software Development
Do you have a strange or unique technical need that’s not addressed by off-the-shelf software? Do you have a novel concept that you want to bring to life? We thrive on solving unusual technical problems. If it can be done with code then we can do it!
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