Our clients range from fintechs to museums, from new kids on the block to old hats, from solo operators to multinationals.
Each project is as different as each client, but they all start the same way – with a good question. Here are a few of our favourite questions:
How can we make a lot of information easier to read and easier to manage?
An ongoing digital partnership.
Payments NZ approached us with an age-old problem: they have a lot of information to share but it was hard to manage, even harder to sift through, and sometimes difficult to take meaning from. We started this project by working through a site structure and content plan that not only made sense of everything Payments NZ had already created but made room for more content in the future.
We then created a single user interface design system that would work gracefully across both publicly available content and the members areas of the site. Finally, we blurred the lines between different pieces of functionality, and hid the boundaries between each third-party technology, to create a consistent and straightforward experience from end to end.
How can we reduce the time it takes to get the right person into the right job?
A data-driven startup.
In a joint venture with DOT loves data and EightyOne, we created a new way for temp workers to find jobs that not only match their skills, but their interests and lifestyle. Our research uncovered a growing trend in the gig economy: businesses want more than just hard-skills and employees are after more than just a paycheque.
We designed and built a platform around DOT’s data-smarts which connect people to jobs based on more than just their skills or work history. Even better, these data models are running all day, every day. A notification is delivered when a job hunter is matched to a job, saving time for everyone.
How can we turn a huge collection of art into a public conversation?
An interactive installation.
Te Papa wanted to encourage museum visitors to engage with their art collection while the art gallery was closed for renovations. The outcome was Art Wall; an interactive installation that visitors can use to access hundreds of artworks and to share their favourite piece next to a comment on why they chose it.
We helped Te Papa create concepts, we built prototypes, and then tested them with visitors. We created a simple interface for browsing, sharing and commenting on art works and strapped together the technology that served it all up. The best part? Art Wall is now a long-term fixture in Te Papa’s new art gallery, Toi Art.
How can we improve the way local projects get funded?
A data visualisation and collaboration tool.
Wellington City Council came to us to help create a centralised resource for community project funding data. The goal was to improve transparency around charitable funding so communities can see where publicly-available money is going. This, in turn, makes applying for new project funding a simpler process.
We created a suite of flexible data visualisations and housed them inside a simple interface. An important design consideration for this site was the way new data sets can be added over time without bogging down the experience in layers of navigation.
How can we help a challenger brand find mainstream appeal?
A website with purpose.
Kin have a laser focus: to make recruitment better. Not just more effective, but a wholly nicer experience for everyone. They wanted a site that reflected this purpose. It had to be simple, personal, and the opposite of traditional. We worked in close collaboration with Kin as we created concepts and produced content to capture and tell their story.
Alongside the site design and content creation, we also produced a series of illustrations to better communicate some of the undertones of the Kin story. The Kin brand, as well as the inspiration for these illustrations, came courtesy of some excellent work by Ocean Design. We also set Kin up on the simplest content management system we could find – Wagtail.