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GUI Design

Deliver an innovative GUI for better user experiences.

Your customers and users “see’’ and interact with your application through its graphical user interface (GUI). We offer innovative interfaces that transform your software solution into a rich, engaging experience that’s easy and intuitive to use. Backed by industry standards and proven interaction design patterns, we bring technology, utility and creativity together beautifully to create success for your product.

DE-RISK DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

We create thoughtful and effective application interfaces that align with your user’s key tasks, ensuring they are intuitive, easy-to-use and easy to navigate. Our process is rigorous, deliberate and designed to de-risk your investment and deliver an excellent user experience.

HARNESS iterative design

Our feedback-based, iterative GUI design approach enables rapid adjustments based client and end-user feedback. Designing the navigation as wireframes first allows us to optimize the experience before jumping to visual design, resolving interaction issues quickly and efficiently.

where to start

Understanding your business goals, user tasks, requirements and information design is the first step in designing a GUI. This input provides the foundation of great user experience design. Capturing content, functionality and user requirements where there are gaps.

TIMING
The typical duration for GUI design is 4-8 weeks.

how we do it

We create a high level navigational design that includes relevant controls, widgets and fits with your platform. This design is followed by detailed interaction design captured in wireframes (schematics of the screen and flow) where we demonstrate how the user will interact with your product step-by-step. Wireframes are used for reviews with stakeholders and software engineers and for early usability testing.

We can develop UI design pattern specifications and/or a visual style guide, including a combination of visual elements (colours, controls, menus, widgets, etc.) that will become the core elements of the GUI architecture.

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what you get

We develop wireframes that capture the navigational approach in detail and optimized user flow for your software user experience, can be used for design specifications and early usability testing, and ultimately be turned into a final deliverable by creating a captivating visual design solution.

Our approach to GUI design de-risks your investment, enabling your customers to quickly and easily access the full range of your platform’s functionality, while delivering to your organization’s goals. This results in increased efficiencies as well as reduced end-user frustration and support costs.


Experience Thinking™

Our Experience Thinking™ process underpins every project we undertake, elevating the product development process by recognizing users and stakeholders as meaningful contributors to the design cycle. The result:
powerful insights and creative design solutions that meet real user and customer needs. Click to learn more >>

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  • Innovation
    Innovation explores big ideas and boils them down to enable exciting outcomes.

    - Opportunity Discover
    - Idea Exploration
    - Concept Incubation
  • Strategy
    An innovative strategy successfully integrates the goals of business, customers and users.

    - Product Strategy
    - Customer Needs
    - User Needs
  • Research
    Gain the insight you need to design it right the first time.

    - Ethnographic Research
    - User Personas & Scenarios
    - Experience Mapping
  • Design
    More than aesthetics, design also looks at interaction, and use.

    - Information Architecture
    - Wireframes & Interaction Design
    - Graphic Design
  • Testing
    Testing provides the real feedback you need to make impactful changes.

    - User Experience Testing
    - Heuristic Assessments
    - Usability Testing
  • Construction
    We work shoulder-to-shoulder with your engineering team every step of the way.

    - UX Specifications
    - UX Styleguides & Standards
    - Front-end coding: HTML/CSS, CMS
Shaun Illingworth
Vice President
contact@akendi.com

Start the journey to
better experiences! Our Experience Thinking™ approach is just the beginning. How can we help you?

Shaun Illingworth
Vice President
contact@akendi.com

Our Work

View how we’ve created Intentional Experiences for our clients.

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What our clients are saying

“This is the preliminary thinking and research that gives factual metrics to produce better design.”

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Mobile Usability [pdf] User Personas [pdf] Usability Testing [pdf]

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Who we are

Our multidisciplinary team of experts skillfully bridges the gap between the goals of business, design and technology.

Akendi brings together innovation, strategy, research, design, and testing expertise all under one roof.

Our XT Process

Our Culture

Snacktime!

Our Friday lunch and lots of snacks fuel all our hardwork and creativity.

Who we are

Our multidisciplinary team of experts skillfully bridges the gap between the goals of business, design and technology.

Akendi brings together innovation, strategy, research, design, and testing expertise all under one roof.

Our XT Process

Our Culture

"Remarkable product and service experiences meet real human needs."

Snacktime!

Our Friday lunch and lots of snacks fuel all our hardwork and creativity.