Product Design – the first step in problem-solving

Two weeks – that is all we need to design a solution for your business need. Product Design in DSS-Hicron is a three-phased process, in which we examine both your goals and users’ requirements to define what exactly needs to be built to satisfy both of those necessities. In the end, you get a fully documented conceptual design with specified key requirements. The product you receive is ready for development.

At DSS-Hicron, we use Design Thinking to discover the core needs of both your company and its customers. That means we do not only look at the software from a business perspective, but also from the perspective of the end-users. Such a holistic approach guarantees that not only the application performs all expected business processes, but also that its UX will be user-friendly and makes it easy for the users to utilize the software.

See your product through the eyes of your customers at the very beginning of the development process! Appealing design is the key to success!


Three stages of Product Design

Understanding

During this phase DSS-Hicron team along with the client discusses initial ideas, business needs and goals, as well as technical requirements and expected types of users of the designed product. Gathering that insight lets us take the end-users point of view. As a result, all initial assumptions revolve around the customer’s needs and expectations.

Workshop

Basing on the information acquired in the first stage, DSS-Hicron’s team defines end-users’ perspective and identifies opportunities. These preparations let then the team to create the first concept of the solution. Having described the first version of the software, it is possible to define initial technical requirements – and that allows us to estimate the time and resources needed to develop the application.

Conceptual Design & Requirements

The last stage of Product Design is focused solely on creating the prototype of the solution. After preparing the conceptual design, the effect of DSS-Hicron’s team is then presented to the company’s representative. The feedback and suggestions from our customers are then implemented into the project, making it address all the business needs and goals.

At the end of this phase, our customer receives complete documentation of the product – and the concept is ready to be pushed to development.


Interactive prototype

We are known for delivering real, measurable values to our customer’s businesses. Therefore for every client we can prepare an interactive prototype.

At the end of Conceptual Design phase, along with documentation and the list of requirements, we can prepare a sketch version of the software. We are using programs such as Adobe xD. The sketch’s goal is to present both features and the way of navigating through the application. From our experience we know that it is much easier to test the new application when you can click on it, than when you can only read its documentation.

To receive the interactive prototype of the solution prepared for you, you just have to ask!


Benefits of working with DSS-Hicron

Working on Product Design with us means for you:

  • receiving ready-to-development product documentation after only two weeks,
  • cooperating with experienced engineers,
  • benefitting from the support of Agile Delivery Lead, who makes sure the cooperation is seamless and fruitful.

We are engineers, not coders – and we are your partner, not vendor or contractor. The success of your software is as important for us, as it is for you!


Do you want to know:

  • how to create software that addresses both business processes and customer’s needs?
  • what is the size of the team that will design your product?
  • what does interactive prototype mean?
  • why product design is important as a discovery phase of product creation?
  • how can we create a product backlog?

If you want to ask us any questions – not only those from the list above – do not hesitate!

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We mutually design the products with our clients to extend their business growth.

Marcin Połulich, Digital Software Services Manager