Usable Machine designs intuitive, effective, and appealing user experiences for business applications and work tools.
We believe good design is based on knowledge about the user as well as following design principles such as simplicity, clarity, and priority of content.
We make sure we know the users before designing for them and we include them in usability testing and other activities throughout the design process.
Our work roughly includes 3 activities:
Do you know your users and their needs? We help you identify and analyze your users by doing research, workshops, personas, and scenarios. Read more
We facilitate an iterative design process involving brainstorming, sketching, wireframing and protyping. The product team contributes to this process with their ideas and feedback. Read more
We invite real users to test a design prototype to see if the functionality and content is what they need, and if it is easy to use. After the test, we fix the issues and improve the design. Read more
These activities are typically combined in our user-centered design process.
We also do:
Workshops are ideal for collaborative and innovative tasks. Workshop activities include user and workflow analysis, idea generation, sketching, wireframing or all combined. Read more
We talk and teach about usability, interaction design, design method, designing for mobile platforms, designing for work applications, and workshop facilitation. Read more