Product Design – Solace

Strategic digital product design providing startups competitive advantage.

  • Guaranteed results in 6 - 8 weeks
  • 2 week work sprints
  • Deliverables: Discovery workshop, UX Research, User Journeys, Information Architecture, Wireframes, User Testing, UI Design, Interactive Prototype, Design System.

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Quantum Product Design Process

After designing a fleet of digital products, we have fine-tuned our process to deliver guaranteed results in 6 – 8 weeks. We have identified the tasks in the UX process that yield the most commercial value and have structured a process that is both lean and agile. The process starts with our discovery workshop. Based on design thinking methodology, the workshop helps you accelerate forward in the digital product life cycle. You deeply connect with your idea, understand the driving forces behind it, and produce a toolkit of requirements critical for the success of a product.

We bring a modern spin to the traditional UX Double Diamond process. The framework for innovation helps designers and non-designers across the globe tackle some of the most complex business problems. By refining the framework to accommodate UX activities that add the most value, we ensure startups can take their product to market without any unnecessary expenditure. As an agile team, we work in two-week design sprints, where we present our findings at the end of the two weeks and collate feedback for the next sprint.

Sprint Plan

  • Sprint 0
  • 4 hour discovery
  • Workshop
  • Creative brief
  • UX Roadmap
  • Sprint 1
  • Week 1 & 2
  • User interviews
  • Brainstorming
  • Market analysis
  • Features & Prioritisation
  • Sprint 2
  • Week 3 & 4
  • Design strategy
  • Storymapping
  • Information architecture
  • Sprint 3
  • Week 5 & 6
  • Wireframes
  • User testing
  • Iteration
  • Sprint 4
  • Week 7 & 8
  • Design system
  • User interface design
  • Interactive prototype
  • Who you get to work with
  • Product manager
  • UX Design Lead
  • UI Designer
  • Motion Designer

Working with startups at launch, product-market fit and scale up stages.

Solace works primarily with early-stage startups to help bring their idea to life and launch their MVP. We get the utmost satisfaction assisting founders in bringing their ideas to life and leaving a positive impact. Our process also directly facilitates startups who have validated their product and are looking to scale up with a world-class product design. The fast-paced nature of startups ties in with our operations, enabling us to extend your team.

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Our competitive advantage

We consult and challenge assumptions

First things first, we are not just a service provider. We consult, we advise, we ask questions and challenge assumptions. When taking on a project, you work with a product manager who’s goal is to be fully integrated with your business. The product manager plays a pivitol role in undertanding your vision, strategy and instilling your thinking into the product. They are your number #1 cheerleader and constanly consult with the design team to make sure the product is totally aligned with business goals.

Our process is battle tested

To yeild top-notch results, we have created a process that is highly systemised. Projects are not done on an ad-hok basis. Everything is planned down to a tee, then executed with absolutle precision. You may be asking… well, how does that help? From experience, timelines are accurate, quality is retained and you get a product that is a cut above the rest.

Design first brings ROI

Many studios start as a dev shop, then add on a design department. Our processes, culture and thinking behind the studio is all based around design. We believe before building anything, you must set solid foundations and hone in on breathtaking design. Yes, the power of design is real! Wait until you see the return on investment.

We design habit-forming products

Habits are behaviours done with little or no conscious thoughts. Our products are designed to help users formulate positive habits integrated with their daily lives. We understand the emotional psychology behind what drives users to engage with a product and develop a strategy to maximise user retention. For example, we use a variable reward system to keep users hooked on the product with constant anticipation, all driven by triggers such as push notifications.

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