Rapid Prototyping

Rapid digital prototyping

Digital Prototypes

Give the illusion of presenting a real website or a real App. Within a few days, or sometimes even a few hours, thanks to our teams skills and rapid prototyping experience we are able to simulate a final product.

The digital prototype can be different level of fidelity. Low or mild fidelity prototypes are perfect for testing a business concept or an idea. High fidelity prototypes look realistic and represents almost finished product.

A prototype simulates the design of product or concept, without writing any code. Being agile, our team review often and adapt working tools quickly. It allows us to use the most advanced softwares in the field. At the moment we are working with tools such as Figma, Invision, Sketch or Adobe XD to make even the most complex ideas tangible. 

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Rapid prototyping softwares

Figma logo svg
Sketch App logo
Adobe XD logo svg
Invision logo svg
MArvel App logo svg

Why

  • Making an idea tangible
  • Simulate the product
  • Pitching your product to an investor
  • Communicating with developers
  • Iterative product design

How

  • First sketches, concept
  • Zoning work
  • Wireframing, black and white wireframing model
  • Graphic design of the views
  • Interaction design
  • Guide style or system design

Result

  • A realistic app containing real data and a test scenario that can be presented to various stakeholders or investors.
  • First prototype that can be presented to future users and improved according to their feedback.

Case study: Discover how one of our design sprint workshops contributed to the creation of the new swiss neobank Yuh, a partnership between Swissquote and Postfinance.

Yuh, video case study

Wanna work with us?

If you are thinking of organizing a Design Sprint with us, need consulting or mentorship, contact a facilitator, via [email protected] or book a Zoom call.

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User testing

User testing

User testing

The main risk of a new product or service creation is that it won't find its audience. That users may not understand or accept they must change their habits.

Testing is the way to improve your concept significantly before you start coding. Those few hours can save you tons of money.

User tests can be performed either in 1:1 face-to-face or remotely using Skype, for example. We record each session, and, even if required, we can live stream.

The tests take about 20 minutes per participant. Unlike some scientific practices performed by specialists of user research ( Eyetracking, AB testing, user panels, etc.), our tests will be straightforward and pragmatic.

We will put our target group customers in front of the prototype, and ask them to perform a few simple tasks, without guiding them too much. We will carefully observe their verbal and emotional reactions, “pain points,” ergonomic problems. By asking open questions, we will allow customers to express themselves as much as possible and to bring their thoughts. It is often in this way that the most interesting insights appear.

We will also ask them about the purpose of the product or service to validate its business model.  As potential users, would they want to use this product? How much would they pay to use it? How could it be improved? etc

The tests are filmed, which will allow you to study in detail the reactions to your prototype.

A few minutes of testing with a neutral user will reveal most flaws or potential for improvement: remember, the prototype doesn’t have to be perfect, it should above all help you create the real product and avoid the pitfalls inherent to the creation of a digital service.

Why

  • Confronting a product to its market
  • Quickly detect opportunities for improvement
  • Validate or prioritize functionalities
  • Obtain answers to your questions without having launched the product beforehand

How

  • 1:1 tests (face-to-face)
  • Remote testing (Skype, etc.)
  • Test Scenario
  • The tests are recorded and can be livestreamed.
  • Scorecard to fill in

Result

  • Scorecard for product review
  • Detected Pain Points
  • Prioritized Features
  • Opportunities and new ideas

Case study: Discover how one of our design sprint workshops contributed to the creation of the new swiss neobank Yuh, a partnership between Swissquote and Postfinance.

Yuh, video case study

Wanna work with us?

If you are thinking of organizing a Design Sprint with us, need consulting or mentorship, contact a facilitator, via [email protected] or book a Zoom call.

Zoom with a facilitator

UX Design

UX Design - User Experience

UX Design - User experience design

The Design Sprint is part of a trend of the current web: continuously improving the User Experience (UX) and specifically the User Centered Design (UCD).

Today, to stand out from the competition, the key is to take special care developing the User Experience (UX). The application is only part of a much larger sequence:

Sally was watching TV and saw an ad for Zalando with the dress of her dreams: she grabs her iPad and connects to the website, checks the dress carefully and buys it. She will receive it at home two days later in a nice colorful box.

This experience combines the visual and the soundtrack of the TV ad, the simplicity of ordering on the site, the impatient waiting to receive her package at home and Sally’s pleasure to try on her new dress

To visualise this experience, like a tv show’s writer would do, requires a perfect knowledge of its target audience : the slightest bug can lead to the failure of the overall process.

This is probably the real challenge of  a Design Sprint : Understanding the needs of your future users : what are the key features of the App ? what will make your user validate the purchase ?

Companies active in a digital world must continually reinvent themselves and strive to do better than the competition. The design , to be effective , must be tested very early on real users. Putting the product in the hands of neutral and objective users can quickly identify their qualities and weaknesses.

The huge advantage of design sprint is that in a few days, a prototype will be created and tested , with no code having been written.

In the end, a real time saver and the unique possibility of having been mistaken without too much of consequence. Don’t forget, the prototype is a TEST, not the real product!

Rapid prototyping softwares

Figma logo svg
Sketch App logo
Adobe XD logo svg
Invision logo svg
MArvel App logo svg

Why

  • Create products adapted to the target audience
  • Integrating the user into the design
  • Test the ergonomic aspects
  • Iteratively improve the product

How

  • Long-term accompaniment
  • User interviews
  • Experience mapping
  • Customer Care
  • Personas
  • Wireframing, black and white wireframes
  • Ergonomics tests
  • Interaction design

Result

  • A product that evolves in an agile way and focuses on the user’s needs
  • A roadmap of upcoming features
  • A dialogue between the customer and its users

Wanna work with us?

If you are thinking of organizing a Design Sprint with us, need consulting or mentorship, contact a facilitator, via [email protected] or book a Zoom call.

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Web and app design

Web & Apps design

Design and creation of websites and mobile applications

At Design Sprint Ltd. we are proud to have a very experienced team. Each of our designers, senior UX / UI, is a graduate of a design school and has spent over 15 years in web design: designing, prototyping, coding, launching and maintaining websites, mobile applications, services and innovative products.

Our process regularly starts with a Design Sprint, but we can intervene later, when the specifications are already well defined for example.

In addition to the Design / UX / Graphic Design work, we can take care of project management and act as Product Owner on the most complex projects.

When the technical requirements are relatively simple (for example the creation of a Wordpress site or a Shopify shop) we do everything ourselves. 

When the needs are more technical (Apple iOS or Android applications), Intranet, Drupal sites, etc. We collaborate with the best development teams in French-speaking Switzerland to bring your websites and applications to life.

Design Sprint Prototyper

Rapid prototyping softwares

Figma logo svg
Sketch App logo
Adobe XD logo svg
Invision logo svg
MArvel App logo svg

Why

  • We assist from the concept to execution
  • Create products adapted to the target audience
  • Integrate the user in the development process
  • Agile development
  • Improving Product with iterative design
  • Swiss-made development quality

How

  • Long-term accompaniment
  • Style Guides and design systems
  • Agile development Sprint (2 weeks)
  • Sprint review to adapt the backlog and prioritize

Result

  • A product that evolves in an agile way and focuses on the needs of the user.
  • Professional quality website or app. 
  • Evolutionary product that can be improved at any time and developed over time, in line with your objectives and budget.

Wanna work with us?

If you are thinking of organizing a Design Sprint with us, need consulting or mentorship, contact a facilitator, via [email protected] or book a Zoom call.

Zoom with a facilitator