development-ui

User Experience and Design

We have talented specialists in the areas of User Experience (UX), Human Factors and Usability, and Graphic Design. We take on projects at the inception point. We give existing projects a make-over. And we also take on projects designed and developed by engineers and put the polish on them to make them more intuitive to use, more modern and more aesthetic.

Here is a sampling of projects we’ve successfully completed. If you need expertise with a specific, even obscure, technology, please let us know.

 

Commercial Web Site

Type: Outsourced
Duration: 6 months
Team Size: 1

Technical Environment
Adobe Photoshop, XHTML, CSS

Description
Our client expanded its product line to include a next generation pollution abatement system. Its Web design placed so much emphasis on older products and services offered by its partners that visitors got the impression that the client was simply a distributor. The website redesign focused on the client’s products and services rather than its parters’.

Buzzwords
Information Architecture, XHTML, CSS, Web Standards

 

Icon Design

Type: Contract
Duration: 2 Months
Team Size: 1

Technical Environment
Windows Desktop Application

Description
Company is bringing a highly technical yet accessible 3D Scanning desktop application to market. The application is designed for entry-level to intermediate users. It has a compact, intuitive toolset. Stout’s graphic designer was given a mandate to create a new, customized icon set for the product that balanced a fresh, customized look and feel with the need to adhere to existing UI conventions that are already used in full-featured tools. The design process began by presenting sample icons in a range of visual aesthetics such as 2D color, 2D shadowed, 2D reflection, skeumorphic, and thinline styles. Once the overall approach was chosen, existing competitive applications were reviewed, and a preliminary set of unique icons were created. From this set, through several iterations, the finalized collection of 50+ icons were approved and included in the finished application release.

Buzzwords
Icon Design, Icon Style, Graphic Art, 2D