Why: Product Discovery + Design
Our strategists and architects help you define the right thing to build to achieve your desired outcomes, so we're all on the same page. Then we design a user experience and interface that address the needs of your most important customers and users.
Product Discovery Workshops
Every successful project begins by defining a shared product concept. Then, our proven SolutionMap® product discovery workshops clarify and prioritize user needs, so everyone is on the same page. The resulting alignment creates a shared understanding of your goals and the right technology recommendations.
We create user-centered solutions by performing core Agile tasks like research, design, and iteration. The UX deliverables we make draw inspiration from every phase of the research and discovery process, resulting in intuitive screens that are easy for users to access, understand, and navigate.
Key stakeholders participate in our workshops, so everyone's ideas and assumptions are out on the table. Then our strategists facilitate hands-on, creative exercises to uncover the best ideas. From there, we build preliminary wireframes and user stories so we can clearly communicate your product vision.
Creating low-fidelity prototypes and mockups allows us to get valuable feedback from users early in the project lifecycle. Quickly creating new versions of prototypes helps us anticipate issues and avoid project roadblocks. This iterative process helps us build the right product for your business.
In collaboration with your team, we define the different types of customers you serve and their most-important problems or use cases. From there, we identify and prioritize the key features and functions required to support their needs. The result is engaging solutions for your most valuable customers from day one.
We test your product throughout the entire design and development process to ensure it works correctly. We deliver low-fidelity prototypes to users as soon as possible and incorporate that learning into refining the product. And we test the end product with core users to make sure it is engaging.
It's impossible to anticipate every opportunity at the outset of a project. Using design sprints helps to re-align expectations and priorities based on new inputs and requirements as they arise. Design sprints allow us to stay agile and receptive to new ideas and eliminate roadblocks—sometimes even before they appear.
Usability & Accessibility
We work with you to make sure your application is compliant and functional for your users. We test products and features for usability, mobile optimization, accessibility, and clean visual design. Our goal is to build quality, inclusive applications that work well for everyone.
User Research & Testing
The insights we glean from user research and testing will help us build solutions that set you apart. In addition, observing and talking with your current and potential customers through in-depth interviews and focus groups will help us uncover their real needs in a way that balances usability and innovation.
We can use your organization's brand guidelines or create new ones to give you the visual design you need. Either way, your product will be both beautiful and functional. Our design aesthetic follows best practices, so the final product not only looks good, but drives user adoption, engagement, and value every step of the way.
Our experts will assess your existing applications' usability and user experience and offer suggestions for improving them. This analysis employs a heuristic method for refining user flows and interface design. We evaluate, test, and analyze your system against standardized usability principles.
User Story Mapping
Mapping user journeys helps us better understand the needs of your customers. This process helps breaks down each journey into manageable pieces and features so we can remain focused on who we are creating products for and why. Together, we create a roadmap that helps us build the right product.
Discover and understand application features and user needs.
Test user-based features and wireframes with the right customers.
Uncover project expectations and build a product plan.
Leverage visual design that is both beautiful and functional.
Testimonials: What Our Clients Are Saying
We’ve done development in the past..the SolutionMap is a higher level way of defining a comprehensive approach to getting the success that you want.
Kahoa was very realistic in managing expectations. They adapted to complex internal and inter-vendor relationships with skill and grace.
From the design through to the development detail, they listened, understood, and carefully tested before release, often pushing our initial ideas to a better outcome.
Without their help, we may have gone out of business. We saw a 1,000% increase over the maximum capacity of our legacy systems, over 48,000 orders per day, and an average of 75 million page views and 2.3 million unique users each month in 2017.
Kahoa significantly improved connectivity within our field. Having a go-to business center for our distributors has been hugely beneficial.
It was not just about software…it was all about what is this going to do in your company, how are the people in your organization with your partners and with your other stakeholders going to interact with this piece of software and what are their expectations of it…it also helped us on the backside thinking about our business processes…it was really illuminating to me.