"UX" starts with user research, persona identification, then product ideation using storyboards or card sorting. Then workflow, heuristics design, and wire-framing. Sprinkle in some beautiful hi-fi mockups to capture the feeling. Test, prototype, fix, then produce final mockups and specs.
Your brand identity is what makes you instantly recognizable to your customers. We will craft the perfect brand identity design for your business and help you present this with inbound and outbound marketing.
We illustrate the message in an informative way to present a visual interpretation of a process, content or decoration styles. Our artists use key visual styles including sci-fi, flat and isometric.
Documentation and proper resource estimation are both important to ensure the features are developed correctly as specified, and in a timely manner. We can manage your project for you, or work with your PM to spec out the project. We are familiar with Jira, Pivotal Tracker, Trello and SmartSheets but can easily adapt to your preferred project management tools.
We have a robust set of web development tools including our own web dev platform, and can create themes specifically for you. We also have experience with Wordpress and Squarespace, and are familiar with common themes and plug-ins.
By using robust technology like React and Flutter, we can quickly build Universal mobile applications using a common code base that works on both iOS and Android platforms. We were chosen by Apple as an early partner on their Silicon platform and have already produced apps that run on both iOS and on the new line of M1 MacBooks.
We have experience in building cross platform applications includes Web, Windows, and Mac OS. Our developers code the GUI and can connect service engines provided by your backend teams, or developed by us.
If you have an idea, we can quickly prototype it for UX testing, pre-sales or presentation. Depending on your needs, we can creat Visual Interactive Prototypes, Early Bird Prototypes, or Foundation Prototypes
This cross-platform real estate project includes a dedicated application, web landing page and sale portal, among other marketing collaterals.
We designed and built this mobile app for online shopping across multiple clients.
We did the UI/ UX design for a rowing application initially developed for iPad, to be used with Hydrow rowers. Our team worked closely with a team of Unity developers to implement the design and integrate it with a live rowing experience.
A local client who walked in to our California Ave office, we did a complete branding package including logo design, marketing materials, branding document, and marketing web site design and build. We also provided wireframes and workflows UX for their employee portal, and worked closely with another developer on the back end implementation.
Our design team work with client's product and R&D team to prepare design and flow for many roles inside the platform include patients, doctors, administrator, accountant ... The platform is not only built as a marketplace to connect doctor and patient but also serve as a solution to SME like hospitals and clinics.
As part of an RFP, we designed a way for drivers and passengers to customize their in-vehicle experience with their favorite content, all from the comfort and convenience of their own mobile device. We then developed a tablet-based app for customizing with themes that adjust dynamically to the environment as you drive. Patents pending.
This client came to us with a unique idea: a company that offers made-to-order fragrances. We created the process workflow, then designed an e-commerce site that would make it easy, fun and engaging for customers to mix their own scents and create their own products.
Our client conceived the application. We wireframed, designed, spec'd, then built the app for both iOS and Android including over 100 graphic illustrations featuring an entire forest of enchanting characters. Development was done using Flutter by one front-end and one back-end developer.
A gardening app that can scan QR codes to show information about a specific plantation would be a useful tool for both professional and amateur gardeners. The app is used in public parks, botanical gardens or supermarket, where visitors can scan the QR codes on plants to learn more about plant's name, origin, growing conditions, and care instructions.
In this project our PM and UI designers revamped the look of an existing garage service platform serving thousands of customers. We also built a comprehensive design guideline from scratch.
We designed WeNotes from an initial set of user-centric requirements for an overall UI/UX project that included multi-platform development for iPhone, iPad and Mac using Flutter followed by extensive User Acceptance Testing (UAT) using Lookback Participate. Worked included logo and branding.
Complete redesign of a portal for a Windows client, based on previous designs we had done for other products in the company's range. Front end Implementation by our Windows developer.
Harper is a destination property a ferry ride away from Seattle with unique accommodation for individual, family or group use. Other amenities include a yoga yurt and a studio for larger meetings, an organic garden, and some very unique chickens. It is popular for corporate and personal retreats. We designed their website, branding, and marketing.
We undertook a special one-month project to redesign our marketing website, with a fresh new look and updated content. We provided high-fidelity designs for all device sizes, based on the requirements and site map provided by the content team. The new design brings a modern and user-centered look and feel to target two separate sets of customers: individuals and businesses.
The brief: "How can we organize and display huge amounts of data in a limited space that is actionable for our customers?" Our solution: A smart search engine that employs machine learning to simplify repetitive tasks, a treemap display that differentiates results using color and relative size, and smart suggestions based on historical data.
Both our founder and lead designer were founding members of this project and participated in the initial concept as well as subsequent design and development of this cross-platform productivity tool that is currently in international beta on Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Web.
We designed and built a website for this real estate development client that included several key features such as a 3D tour of the properties.
Our client produces e-learning content for software developers. We embedded one of our graphics illustrators into their design team and one of our developers into their front-end team. In both cases, they share workloads with their team members and we offer a unique advantage to those teams due to time zone offsets: our team works while their team sleeps, and vice versa.
We revamped the UI of this auto service logbook app, built a set of design guidelines, and provided 300+ items for their visual asset database.
We operate not only cross-platform, but cross-function and cross-ocean! Our office in the center of Saigon, Qspace, is a unique workspace where our staff, other tech and design companies, and individuals can hang out and exchange ideas. Our office in Seattle, Qamera Design Shop, is a workspace and studio where we host pop-ups and photo shoots when we aren't designing cool stuff.
We conducted UX interviews with customers and internal stakeholders to identify usability and feature gaps, and worked to standardize the UI of their iPhone and Android products. We then helped designed a desktop version.
We designed and built, from scratch a contract management system for the LNG (liquid natural gas) shipping industry. Our client was an international group of investors from Singapore, China and the U.S.
A local office walk-in, we did the logo design, website design, and content placement for this wonderful international travel company with homes in Antigua, Salvador, Sun Valley, Maui and the Pacific Northwest.
Another local walk-in, the author's team approached us to design an author website with blog content to support his publication about the housing industry.
We embedded 2 of our designers into Synopsys to perform storyboarding and card sorting exercise. Then we ideate from the finding and prepared visual design for many flows of the platform.
We embedded a designer into Synopsys to do a revamp of current web analytic platform.
It's not always either/or - but usually it is. What are your needs?
At Design Lab, we believe that great design is more than just aesthetics; it's about solving complex problems with elegance and ingenuity. Our talented team of designers harnesses their diverse skillsets to deliver solutions that seamlessly blend form and function. With a meticulous attention to detail and a user-centered approach, our Design Lab creates intuitive experiences that engage, inspire, and delight.
A Creative Hour is simply an hour where you explore ideas from your most creative mindset. This one concept alone could lead to your greatest breakthroughs in work and life, and help you operate at a higher level.
We are a distributed team with offices in Seattle and Saigon. We understand time zones, late night stand-up calls, strange hours, and we use most of the common tools for designing, communicating, and collaborating. We have travelled to Tokyo, Singapore, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Boston, Ottawa, and Bangalore on behalf of our clients. - and held virtual meetings with customers in even more locations including France, Israel, and China.
Most of our clients are global; some are Fortune 500 and others are small start-ups.
Our design and development team includes creative thinkers and technical experts passionate about building digital solutions. The designers focus on user experience and interface design, while the developers build the code and programming to develop web and mobile applications. Though they have different areas of expertise, the designers and developers work closely together.