Helping you succeed through best practice user experience and design.

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user experience research

Understanding your audience and their behaviour is key to digital success. 

Launching a new website or app but not sure what content or features will resonate? Want to know why people are coming to your site and what they want to do when they get there? UX research can answer these questions and more, uncovering user needs and providing ways to create a great user experience.

Our research plans are customised for each project. We combine technology and best practice qualitative and quantitative research techniques for efficient and effective outcomes. Our strong analysis skills ensure data becomes valuable information and the recommendations we provide to you reflect what your users actually need.

information architecture

The development of a robust, intuitive information architecture (IA) provides the bones of your site or app.  Whether your IA needs a tweak or a complete overhaul, we’ll develop an information structure that gets users to the content they want quickly and with ease.

We analyse category labels, search terms and pathways. We delve into stats, talk to stakeholders and test with users to ensure your site speaks their language.

user experience testing

UX testing gives you rapid insight into how your digital channel is working for users. UX testing can be done at any stage of development – from testing a wireframe concept to testing the live site. Often used to set a benchmark or to catch problems early in the development cycle, UX testing can be done with as few as 5 participants.

We are highly experienced at planning, running and analysing remote UX testing and fully moderated face-to-face UX testing on large and small scales. Our findings and recommendations are detailed and practical. They cover all aspects of your UI, from labelling to layout, content structure and functionality.

user interface specifications

Specifying the solution (and preventing scope creep) is about identifying what content and functionality is in and how the solution will work. We know what to describe and how to speak the language of designers, developers and programmers.

Following best practice usability guidelines, we’ll design your UI, test it with users and specify the requirements in easy-to-read illustrated documents. And we won’t just “throw it over the fence” when we’re done – we stay on hand to work with your developers (or ours) to ensure a smooth handover. 

content

We are a team of highly experienced content creators. We’ve written for international and local organisations and all levels of government. We write, edit, do content optimisation (based on SEO) and design content templates. We also do content audits, content plans, content strategy, online style guides, content guidelines and process documentation.

We have online tools to make content development easier, enabling smooth collaboration between us and you. We can manage the whole process for you, from writing the content to putting it into the CMS, ensuring your content is not only highly readable but usable as well. We can even train your staff in online content techniques.

governance

Good publishing governance is the difference between a usable and effective online presence and a mess. We introduce sound, workable governance processes. This can bring web accountability, roles and responsibilities, policies, risk assessment and mitigation plans, standards, reporting, workflows, and content management processes to your organisation.