build the backlog
Incorporating the research findings and scenarios from prior phases, our team facilitates backlog creation alongside business leaders that includes the innovative features of the new solution as well as standard features, such as login screens, a place for people to enter a form of payment, or a help screen.
As the project evolves, we revisit the technique and adjust the backlog as needed. By following the course set by research, the standard Agile practice of a product backlog becomes more focused and objective and thus more valuable.
wireframing and comps
It is important to be able to reference detailed instructions that describe workflows, construction, behaviors and visual composition. Developers work with designers while they create wireframes, interaction descriptions, visual design compositions and specifications. This integrated team approach is far more efficient and results in better decisions about scope and cost trade-offs.
implementing the system
Building on the shared understanding of user needs, our experienced technologists make the design tangible. We build software solutions that are aligned with your technology strategy and that evolve with your business.
Our cross-functional team of designers and developers works together to iteratively design, build, test and validate features. Whether for the web, mobile or enterprise, our technologists utilize techniques such as continuous integration, domain-driven design and RESTful services to deliver quality, maintainable solutions.
By working together, our designers and developers can make informed choices about scope and functionality trade-offs, while staying true to the investments made in research and design.
We aren't just app developers. Compelling experiences require capable back-ends as well as front-ends. Our technology practice delivers across the entire spectrum through enterprise services, architecture and strategy.
collaborate on quality
We know that having QA practitioners embedded in the delivery team is important for project success. QA is involved in estimates, sprint commitments and final sign-off. It’s particularly important for QA to validate not only functionality, but that the system has been implemented as designed so as not to compromise the investment made.
Our team’s ability to evaluate design fidelity sets it apart from other QA practitioners. While building the system, our development teams leverage automated unit, integration and UI testing to validate their work and prevent regressions. Along with continuous integration and automated builds, these practices save time and reinforce quality throughout the development process.
evaluating the usability of an implemented design
Usability Tests provide clients with quantitative evidence showing how the software performs for users. In conducting Usability Tests, we evaluate the effectiveness of an application in supporting specific goals for use. In cases where tasks in the application have been benchmarked before being redesigned, this can provide proof that the new design has improved the user experience.
When applications have been designed based on user needs from the beginning and validated throughout the build phase, Usability Testing after the design is finished is not as critical. However, when applications were designed and developed without user input, Usability Tests provide a crucial view into how well the application supports users’ needs and helps them accomplish their goals.
Reach out to find out more about the Building & Evolving process and how we can help you redefine your business.