Work alongside you
We love to immerse ourselves in our clients’ business and culture, so when we can we’ll work alongside you, either at your place or ours. You can ask questions and make suggestions all through the process.
Open about design
We won’t hide our work away until we’re ready for a ‘big reveal.’ For the times we’re apart, we’ll set up a shared Dropbox folder so you can watch our work progress.
Design with code
Static visuals are ‘bringing a knife to a gunfight.’ Because we know code as well as colour, we deliver responsive web pages ready for you to get started on final development.
A more flexible design process
We’ve learned that people prefer us to spend our time and their money on designing. That’s why we’ve developed an approach that’s centred around the idea that working designs are more important than documentation and that a project should have the ability to adapt to new ideas and changing circumstances.
Our designs are developed incrementally, helped along by active client participation in the form of daily conversations and side-by-side working.
To help our projects stay focussed, we divide them into time-limited ‘sprints,’ usually lasting one week and devoted to a specific design challenge.
Sprints are intensive periods of work that are dedicated to completing a strictly defined set of requirements, often grouped together under a common theme.
Before starting the first sprint we’ll get together with you to create a list of requirements for your project. We’ll then help you order those requirements by priority and group them, where possible, into sprint themes.
On the first morning of every sprint we’ll hold a planning meeting where we’ll decide our goals together. On smaller projects we’ll allocate requirements to a specific person and on larger one we’ll allocate them to a team. Then we’ll get to work.
Every day we’ll meet or talk to review the previous days’ work and discuss the work that’s planned for that day and any stumbling blocks we’ve encountered. We’ll hold this catchup everyday at the same time, no matter who is present, and we’ll limit it to just fifteen minutes.
On the last afternoon of each sprint, or at the end of each week when sprints spread over two weeks, we’ll meet for two hours to present, then review the work we’ve completed during the sprint.