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WEB DESIGN AND USABILITY

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works. - Steve Jobs

If you’re not including “good design” in your product strategy, you’re missing a big business opportunity.

The Design Value Index Study shows 10 year returns yielding 2.19 times (219%) that of the S&P 500.

Before internet design was marketing by another name. A design is a branding and marketing tool that can dramatically improve results. But if done poorly it can do the opposite

A Good Web Design can do more than making a site look good—it can be a powerful strategic weapon that enhances financial returns and creates competitive advantage.

Pleasurable experiences help bring people back and encourage them to become more loyal visitors.

Your customers are savvy — and getting savvier each and every day.

Your customers sense when something is being puffed up, the notice when something is dated and they can smell it when something is not what it appears to be… and they don’t like it.

Users who don’t find what they are looking for will abandon your website within 10-20 seconds (Nielsen Norman Group)

  • Design has emerged as one of the most effective ways to engage your audience’s attention.
  • Design influences the decisions your audience makes.
  • Every point of contact should say what you mean to say.
  • They will filter out everything they don’t trust.

To earn your audience’s trust you have to tell something that is meaningful and engaging to them.

TEN PRINCIPLES FOR GOOD DESIGN
Good design...

1

Is innovative

The possibilities for innovation are not, by any means, exhausted. Technological development is always offering new opportunities for innovative design. But innovative design always develops in tandem with innovative technology, and can never be an end in itself.

2

Makes a product useful

A product is bought to be used. It has to satisfy certain criteria, not only functional, but also psychological and aesthetic. Good design emphasizes the usefulness of a product whilst disregarding anything that could possibly detract from it.

3

Is aesthetic

The aesthetic quality of a product is integral to its usefulness because products we use every day affect our person and our well-being. But only well-executed objects can be beautiful.

4

Makes a product understandable

It clarifies the product’s structure. Better still, it can make the product talk. At best, it is self-explanatory.

5

Is unobtrusive

Products fulfilling a purpose are like tools. They are neither decorative objects nor works of art. Their design should therefore be both neutral and restrained, to leave room for the user’s self-expression.

6

Is honest

It does not make a product more innovative, powerful or valuable than it really is. It does not attempt to manipulate the consumer with promises that cannot be kept.

7

Is long-lasting

It avoids being fashionable and therefore never appears antiquated. Unlike fashionable design, it lasts many years – even in today’s throwaway society.

8

Is thorough down to the last detail

Nothing must be arbitrary or left to chance. Care and accuracy in the design process show respect towards the user.

9

Is environmentally-friendly

Design makes an important contribution to the preservation of the environment. It conserves resources and minimizes physical and visual pollution throughout the lifecycle of the product.

10

Is as less as possible

Less, but better – because it concentrates on the essential aspects, and the products are not burdened with non-essentials.

Back to purity, back to simplicity.

HOW DO WE DO IT

Team

  • Strong, talented in-house team, no 3rd country outsourcing
  • 100% Europe Based reliable team of experienced developers, project managers and domain experts – we provide best software Engineers at an affordable price
  • Co-Funders of TechHub Riga (http://techhub.com )
  • Organizer of Ruby on Rails Baltics Community groups on LinkedIn, Facebook and Meetup
  • Extensive knowledge of latest technology trends, modern application frameworks, advanced development techniques and quality-driven delivery model to minimize development time, programming efforts and overall project costs, without sacrificing quality.
  • Web developers with a love for learning. In the tech space, skills become obsolete every two years, give or take. So, it’s better to hire a web developer who can learn new technologies easily rather than someone who knows a specific technology now but may not adapt when a new one comes along.
  • Staying up-to-date with the latest technology

Management

  • Agile Scrum Project management methodology is not just a management process, it’s a style of work that incorporates many project management core values like: Communication, Transparency, incremental development, short development cycles.
  • Mature yet completely transparent project management that matches your business realities and expectations.
  • Coding Guidelines and Standards
  • Use of Model-View-Controller (MVC) – separating Program Logic and Actions from Layout and Design, allowing multiples simultaneous designs and interfaces, based on same background functionality. Reducing development and testing time, and creating native multi-platform applications.
  • Working in short development iteration cycles we can quickly build working prototypes to test and evaluate before going public.
  • Short development cycles allow market-driven development with a flexibility to quickly adapt to market needs and desires.
  • Our customers are free to attend any and all planning and development meeting to give direct feedback, and clarifying questions to achieve the best result.
  • Solid Version Control System

Quality assurance and tests

  • In all projects we perform a thorough automated system Testing, to maintain high quality and eliminate any bugs way before they reach public stage
  • Performance, load, and stress testing
  • Almost every feature in the systems has its own quality test, to make sure any new updates do not affect previous systems.
  • Thorough testing enables uninterrupted development, less bugs in production systems
  • Clean, highly maintainable code. Keeping the code clean and labeled properly, so someone else can easily work with the code. It reduces total production time (especially for complex systems), allows quick problem solving, is faster and more stable, easy updates and migrations, simple scalability.
  • Multi-browser compatibility
  • Excellent usability, scalability and universal compatibility

Expertise

  • Wide experience in different domains, solutions and technologies – we can build the type of system you’re looking for.
  • Almost no system is entirely new, there are always parallels in structural, functional or technological level and in a new domain this can even be an advantage if you want to introduce fresh innovative solutions and approaches.
  • Industry leading Design – whether you prefer Ralistic (skeuomorphic), Flat or the new and trending Google’s Material design, we’ve got you covered.
  • Industries and/or segments covered (Preferably graphics with text, Only Links to Solutions Below with larger graphics and more solutions)
    • Social Networks, Community sites
    • Crowdfunding Sites
    • Ecommerce
    • Web Portals
    • Media Content Distribution
    • Data Mining and Advanced analytics
    • E-Learning and Online Training
    • Logistics and Geographic Information Systems

Technologies

  • In-House Open-Source content management system nominated for Award
  • Incremental product delivery, Multi-level staging environment, continuous integration, fast development
  • Experience in the technology you want your system built in
  • Cross platform and cross device support, advanced front-end frameworks
  • Resilient server infrastructure
  • Advanced technologies

    Responsive, flexible and creative. IT House fully understood our wishes and needs even better than we did. It was pleasure to work and communicate with them.

    Inese Vetra
    Lulu pizza head of marketing department

    IT House can be characterized by a words “getting the right outcome, achieving value for money”. Feel that here are working professionals, they always would suggest what would be effective and a good solution. Appreciate that I am able to work with them on long term projects.

    Anda Valtere
    CEO, Doctus.lv Medicine journal

    Team of IT House very quickly responded to our needs and implemented them in the portal. Process of development run very smoothly.

    Max Valentin
    CEO, Crowdculture.se

EXPERTISE AND SOLUTIONS

IT House is one of the leading web development companies in Latvia, co-funders of Tech-Hub Latvia, active members of Ruby on Rails Community. Our partners are from all around the world, including USA, United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway, Latvia and others.

  • Web application – Social Guide App

  • Website – Seed Forum

  • Web design development – Mobile Casting

  • Web application – Ambaseed

  • Web application – Reply to message

  • E-commerce website – Biroja centrs

  • Responsive website – Latvijas piens

  • Responsive website – Siltumsaimnieks

  • Website – Highcliffe dental care

  • Responsive website – GKG

FREE CONSULTATION AND QUOTE

Contact us for a Free Consultation and FREE QUOTE for your application or website design.

Let us go through the main points to find the best possible solution for your particular idea and and then you can decide if you’d like us to do it for you.

There is no pressure or obligation to work with us after the call.

If you decide not to work with us, at least you will have a great advice from experts working in industry for more than 10 years – we’ve seen a lot.

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