Analysis & Design
At Future Processing, we create solutions connecting the three most important areas: users’ needs, business objectives and technology.
Contact us today and we will help you deliver a product that will stand out in the crowd!
Comprehensive analysis and design service
Based on your idea, we will conduct market research and series of workshops with business representatives and potential end users. Our findings and conclusions will be used for creating product prototypes, which will then be tested with the end users.
The result of the whole process will be designing and documenting a well-suited software solution.
Detailed product specification
In case you already have a vision of your future product, we are eager to help you transform it into a product specification, including requirements documentation, user interface prototype and technical architecture with recommendations.
In order to achieve all that, our team will conduct series of workshops gathering all the necessary information. The documentation prepared at the end of the process will serve as a base for developing your software solution.
Our assistance and advice
We can examine and share our expertise on any selected matter concerning business analysis or user interface design. As a result, we will deliver documentation including our conclusions and recommendations.
Support at different stages of product lifecycle
Variety of research and design methods, combined with our skills and competencies, allow us to support your on-going project at different stages of its life cycle. We can conduct usability tests, expert analysis, design quality evaluation and consultations during the development phase.
We can also cooperate with the Development Team to guide the domain understanding process and with Product Owners or any other business stakeholders.
But that’s not all since we can also facilitate the process of changes, deliver training for the end-users and provide manuals.
Iterative design approach
The service we provide consists of three phases: research and analysis; ideation and prototyping; testing and evaluation.
In the first phase, our team gathers information and builds an understanding of Client’s expectations. The second phase is devoted to transforming those expectations into a proposed solution. Whereas during the third one, the presented solution is tested and evaluated with business representatives and/or the end users.
Our Analysis & Design team consists of highly motivated and dedicated specialists with various backgrounds. Our roles are complementary since the team is composed of Business Analysts, User Experience Designers, Technical Architects and Graphic Designers. All of them are oriented on the needs of your business.
We support an interdisciplinary approach, sharing knowledge and experience in order to positively impact the quality of your final solution.
Ability to adjust to Client’s needs
Our design process supports different product development methodologies, therefore, we are used to working in different frameworks and are able to adjust to the one you already use.
We believe that a close cooperation with stakeholders (understood as both – business and the end users) helps to design solutions which will meet all your project objectives.
To present our range of expertise we have selected diverse examples of case studies.
Responsive web application for Scottish schools
Pulsion Technology is a UK company that develops software solutions focused on business transformation.
To develop a self-evaluation tool for Scottish schools within a very tight time-frame.
EVA – a customisable piece of software supporting self-evaluation as part of the schools inspection regime in Scotland. The evaluation process includes input from both parents and teachers. We have also provided the Client with a web page, where a suite of reports can be accessed.
We worked closely with the Client and conducted internal analysis of the specifications, as well as extensive research and benchmarking. All of this was done to understand what Pulsion expected from the project and to make sure that we will fulfill their requirements. Since we were responsible for delivering the entire solution, we also presented the mocks we’ve prepared – thereby reducing the burden on the Client from an internal resource perspective.
Innovative iPad application for insurance brokers
Thomas Miller is a business services provider to mutual, specialist insurance sectors, asset management and wealth creation vehicles. It operates and owns a wide portfolio of companies, such as the UK P&I Club.
The task was to create an application that would provide brokers with access to online claims and would enable to underwrite data in real time.
We created iPandi – an iPad application that provides brokers to up-to-date data in real time. The wealth of data, available via usual members area access to the UK Club records can be viewed more conveniently on the move. But most importantly, iPandi signals when there have been developments on individual claims files.
Together with our Client we have followed a User Centred Design approach to project design and development. During few iterations, we have built a prototype which was a foundation to the final product.
High-level cooperation with business stakeholders helped us to precisely determine both business requirements and functionalities. Thanks to the use of prototyping tools, we managed to test previously designed workflow of all tasks performed by the application and to design user interface quicker.
We have provided large ergonomics and intuitive user interface. Each iteration ended up with validation by stakeholders. As a consequence, the feedback we’ve gathered allowed us to make the necessary corrections.
– Validated wireframes
– High fidelity User Interface screens
Application to manage construction sites
Solid Entreprenør AS is a well established Norwegian construction company that builds residential and industrial buildings. It employs over 300 people and its 2015 revenue was 700 million Norwegian crowns. Together with Solid Project As, a property developer, Solid Entreprenør forms Solid Gruppern AS.
Solid Entreprenør identified a need to redesign the existing solution, paying special attention to visual style, UX and business workflows. The aim was to support user activities by providing a new product of our Client’s system – a mobile application which can be used directly on construction sites.
We developed an easy-to-use system supporting construction workers. Because of huge costs of maintenance of the existing system (e.g. lack of conciseness, misused technologies and significant diversity in that area) our Client entrusted to us the process of re-architecting the whole solution.
During the re-architecting process we identified common pain points related to business processes and workers’ efficiency. By reducing the amount of paperwork and by using mobile application directly on the construction sites, Solid reduced time related to fixing deviations and overhead final commissioning process. The ability to work with end users helped our Analysis & Design Team understand the domain, thanks to which, we not only optimised business processes but also prepared much more efficient implementation workshops.
E-learning portal for older adults
The Client was an organisation operating in the social care sector.
The Client approached us with a task of designing an e-learning platform which would support older adults (Generation +55 in the United Kingdom) in their learning process, by introducing them to the digital world.
The whole design process for the platform was finalised with functional and non-functional specification. Additionally, we have prepared two documents with User Stories and high-resolution projects.
To achieve this ambitious goal we have conducted:
– Business workshops aimed at establishing a business model for the whole service, identifying and addressing the right design challenges
– Human-centered research and design activities aimed at designing an accessible and usable platform for older adults with low IT literacy
– Qualitative usability testing of the e-learning platform’s prototype aimed at identifying usability issues before the development phase
– Initially validated product’s specification
– High fidelity User Interface designs tested with the end users
– Product Backlog
Analysis & Design is the very service that can help you transform your idea into a software product that meets the objectives of your business.
We can ensure you that the product we deliver will:
- adopt well in the destined business environment,
- address the real needs of your users,
- attract current, as well as future users,
- add value to your business,
- use the best technical solutions.