UX / UI Design

The digital experience is in a continual state of change which motivates our UX / UI team to create world class websites and apps for our clients that are functional, visually compelling, and scalable. Additionally, our UX / UI designers continually strive to predict future trends and UX / UI standards.

Our UX / UI designs are based not just on aesthetics, but also on a clear framework of vision, goals, and strategy. Our approach is holistic — we evaluate your business objectives, create user personas, perform competitor research, build wireframes, and engage in rigorous user testing. Finally, we take into consideration all of your touch points ( website, mobile site, SaaS products, email campaigns, social media, webinars, packaging, sell sheets, etc ) to create a seamless experience that delivers a competitive edge. Our experienced team helps strengthen your brand presence while making use of the latest tools and technologies to ensure we deliver your website and apps on time and on budget.

Our Process

Evaluate
Business Goals

First, we build a shared understanding of your business objectives, whatever they may be. We then translate these objectives into actionable requirements.

Research the
Competition

UX / UI doesn’t exist in a silo — we study competing organizations to assess your competitive advantages. By evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of your competition, we can help you identify opportunities to better provide a superior user experience.

Create
User
Personas

We also know that great design requires not just cutting-edge technology, but also unparalleled empathy. By creating and analyzing your user personas, we’re able to understand the psychology and motivations of your customers, crafting a digital experience that meets their unique needs.

Solution
Discovery
(Phase 0)

We define your risks, integrations, dependencies, and key project constraints. We then recommend the team composition, technology stack, and architectural needs for your project. Based on these unique needs, we’ll recommend an approach to UI wireframes, style guides, site maps, and initiate rapid prototyping. Lastly, we’ll clearly define project milestones and ensure our objectives are aligned with yours.

User
Experience &
Interface

During the design process, there is a moment when User Experience design and User Interface design merge to create the optimal user experience. Once we have reached that moment in the design process, we begin the development process.

Develop
& Test

We understand that well written code can make a world of difference. We audit your code and test your product for quality assurance and usability. We then obtain feedback from end-users to evaluate the success of our prototypes — we can use heat maps, usability recordings, focus groups, customer surveys, and/or live user testing days. We further refine your product while performing additional tests to ensure it meets your goals, surpasses the competition, and delights your customers.

Launch

We deploy to your staging environment for final review and approval. Finally, we launch your product and help you maintain it.

Our Design Services & Philosophy

User Experience

  • Goals & Purpose
  • Target Users & Audience
  • Content & Strategy
  • Information Architecture & Site Maps
  • Navigation & Interaction
  • Wireframes
  • Prototype

User Interface

  • Branding
  • Logo & Icon designs
  • Style guides & color palettes
  • Topography & Fonts
  • Responsive Design
  • Pixel perfect asset production

Optimal Experience

During the design process, there is a moment when User Experience design and User Interface design merge to create the optimal user experience. Once we have reached that moment in the design process, we begin the development process to continue on the path of releasing your product into the world.

UX / UI Client Case Study

FitStudio by Sears FitStudio by Sears
Technologies
  • Ruby on Rails
  • MySQL
  • Neo4J graph database
  • Apache Sior
Solution Type
  • Solution Architecture
  • Custom Software Development
  • UI/UX Development
  • Team Augmentation
  • Cloud Analytics and Data Visualization
Problem

FitStudio needed to create a more user friendly front-end with enhanced data analytics functionalities. They wanted to create detailed dashboards that tracked user fitness data while making useful product reviews and recommendations to help users achieve their fitness goals.

Solution

Sphere designed and created an entirely new web application with a more engaging UI/UX design, and enhanced back-end functionalities to include more detailed data analytics and visualization features.

sureprep sureprep
Technologies
  • Ruby on Rails
  • CoffeeScript
  • JavaScript
  • JQuery
  • MySQL
  • Passenger
  • Apache
Solution
  • Solution Architecture
  • Custom Software Design
  • UI/UX Development
  • Team Augmentation
Problem

Sure Prep was a growing tutoring center with big ambitions to scale. They needed a modern platform that would allow them to embrace develop their blended learning platform and online tutoring services.

Approach

Sphere Software designed a custom web application that allowed Sure Prep to deliver remote individualized instruction and online courses to schools, districts and students in need of academic enrichment. They increased access to high quality instruction to students in need, while saving districts millions of dollars in overhead.

Roomations Roomations
Technologies
  • Ruby on Rails
  • HAML
  • SASS
  • Twitter Bootstrap
  • State Machine
Solution
  • Solution Architecture
  • Custom Software Development
  • UI/UX Development
Problem

Roomations had a great idea for a platform that provided homeowners and do-it-yourself designers with tips and recommendations from experienced interior designers, made possible by the support of large retailers looking for new ways to reach target consumers.

Approach

Sphere helped Roomations establish proof of concept with a functional prototype of their platform using a simple Ruby front end and 3D virtualization technologies. This made it possible for consumers to view sample interior designs and select specific products featured in the design.