What we do
Companies that engage with us often come to us after experiencing one or more of the following situations:
- They’re frustrated because they have a lot of potential customers, and they aren’t turning into actual customers.
- They need to stay competitive, but the company is worried about the cost of bringing on an in-house team.
- They might be anxious about being locked into or tricked into a long-term service contract or stuck with a proprietary platform they won’t be able to escape from down the road.
Each of our clients comes to us with a unique situation.
What makes Standard Beagle different is that we recognize that a “one-size-fits-all” solution is the wrong approach. Our user experience services are actually flexible solutions we design for the unique needs of each of our clients and their users. The magic is in our process and how we use it to reach these solutions.
Enterprise companies already understand that every dollar invested in user experience design can net up to $100 in return. Standard Beagle makes UX appropriate and scaleable for mid-size companies and larger small businesses.
Our UX services fall into three major buckets:
UX Consulting & Research
We use take a holistic approach to solving your problems by using the design thinking methodology to help you identify with your user to find theright solution. We start with research, we want to understand your customer, your problems, and see how other people are doing it right. We work with you to understand what is not working. We remove the guesswork, reducing the risk of launching a website or app that falls flat.
Our user experience team uses the information discovered through research to ideate on solutions to your unique problem. In 1-week design sprints, we begin testing potential solutions using wireframes and mockups, create prototypes and perform usability tests on your users. We continue iterating until we know the problem is solved.
Our experienced team is well-versed in building features and enhancements on a continuous basis. Our team works in 1-week development cycles and meets with you weekly to sync up on status and provide guidance. Because development and QA (quality assurance) testing work in a collaborative environment in Austin, they are able to minimize issues before deployment.
I have worked with Cindy Brummer and Standard Beagle for the past 3 years. I whole-heartedly recommend her work and that of her team. What I like the most about working with her is that she puts the needs of your customer at the forefront of the design process. She will work with you to get the design right and always looks for the most efficient way to serve your data to the customer. She is innovative, creative and conscientious. – Rocky Epstein, The Austin Diagnostic Clinic
This is all about your ongoing success. We provide support for websites, apps, and software by maintaining the platform, updating core technologies, and making enhancements as needed. This support solution is tailored to the needs of each client.
Skills and Experience
We consider ourselves platform agnostic — that means we always recommend the tech stack most appropriate to both the business’ and users’ needs. Our team knows a variety of code stacks, from .NET and Sitecore to WordPress and Jekyll.
Our designers have skilled in: User Experience Design · Design Thinking · Mobile-first Design · Conversational UI · Usability Testing · User Interviewing · Wireframing · Prototyping · Front-End Development · iOS UI Design · Android Material Design
Accessibility and Older Browsers
We are able to accommodate clients who require compatibility with IE11 and/or WCAG 2.1 accessibility. We have extensive experience working with government agencies and health institutions which are on a system still using older browsers and operating systems. Additionally, we understand how to design and develop up to WCAG 2.1 Level AAA accessibility standards. We can refer clients to a trusted third-party – Knowability – for accessibility audits that require certification.
We are not an island. Standard Beagle actively cultivates relationships with other great agencies in the event we need additional skills and team members to provide the best work for our clients. We are also transparent about our partnerships. Our clients always know if we ever bring in another agency to work with us, so they understand who is working on their project.
Interested in working with us? Learn more about our services for agencies.