We are Data Story Tellers

Boost Labs is a data-focused technology firm driven to create intuitive solutions that clearly present information and inspire action. We have a growing team of incredible data specialists, developers, and information designers who know how to extract key insights from big data to create valuable data analytic products inline with business objectives.

Data is the fuel to our product development and we are able to offer full stack product creation services from raw data analytics to product launch.

Developing data analytic products is our bread and butter.  Our lean agile process creates comprehensive solutions at all levels and fast track delivery of data analytic products into the market.

Do more with data. Work with us.

 
$10,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2009
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Gaithersburg, MD
headquarters
  • 6 Montgomery Village, Suite 550
    Gaithersburg, MD 20879
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

TrueCar, GE, Cisco, ABT, Vanguard, Royal Caribbean, BCD Travel, BNY, USAID

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USAID SLA Dashboard

We illustrated value for stakeholder buy-in with documents, presentations, and intranet portals. We designed a lean prototype (MVP) that follows compliance rules and maintains a clean, intuitive, and responsive design. The product would improve internal collaboration among global USAID staff and increase public transparency of USAID spending and results.

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NBR: Mapping Pakistan's Internal Dynamics

How do you navigate Pakistan’s complex political story, security environment, and satisfy client needs?Have us create a custom interactive data application. Our build process was a collaboration with the client via ideation sessions in order to produce finalized wireframes and mockups.

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AthenaHealth: The Evolution of Medical Practice

We created an interactive data visualization application designed to show the evolution of medical practice over time. The timeline application used custom, responsive D3 charts overlaid with voronoi to detect the location of an SVG to plot milestone flags relative to the location of an SVG

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The U.S. Army: Then & Now

Boost Labs was tasked to help create an infographic that represented the Army’s evolution over time via manpower, commitments, and budget. The Army War College sits on a ton of compelling data that required a more engaging product to represent one of many data stories.

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Executive Dashboard

How do you build an innovative predictive analytical web application to gain visibility into the company’s performance? We created a custom application to work across multiple platforms (web, mobile, tv/multimedia). And by developing unique charting types within a specific layout driven by data relationships, the result was an illuminating experience, used throughout the company to derive intelligence from the data.

Reviews

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MVP & Mockup Design for Media Co

"Although we consider ourselves a small fish, the Boost team worked diligently to make sure we never felt that way."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Mar. - Dec. 2018
Project summary: 

Boost Labs used Balsamiq and Adobe Creative Cloud to create the mockup of an app for a social media company. Relying on provided designs and notes, they developed the first version of the platform.  

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Gaithersburg, Virginia
CEO, Media Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

During the creation process, the product helped them capitalize on an investment opportunity. Strong collaborators, Boost Labs provided a project manager who was very involved with the project. They communicated well and stayed ahead of schedule.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We have one goal, leveraging social media to create real interpersonal relationships that would otherwise never happen. I am a founder and the CEO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Boost Labs?

This was an business opportunity: We needed to bring our concept out of ideation and into reality so we could move forward. As an entrepreneur I needed to ensure that we were getting the best service possible to save time and money and I was not disappointed.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal was to have a tangible product we could utilize in our pitch so we could compete effectively. We used multiple programs; Balsamiq, Adobe Creative Cloud etc.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We were dissatisfied with our previous vendor we were leveraging because of over-promising and their reactive nature. A friend in our entrepreneurship cohort knew Ali and helped facilitate the introduction. Our small founding team agreed unanimously to go with Boost Labs.

Describe the project and the services they provided in detail.

I first reached out to Boost Labs after my team became frustrated with the processes of another firm we were leveraging. The experience we had working with Boost Labs was a stark contrast from what we had been through and I was extremely impressed with the attention we received. We supplied our notes, drawings, and vision and met in person weekly while communicating nearly every day. The Boost team was responsible for creating and iterating on our first version of the application.

What was the team composition?

We worked with 4 individuals in the beginning including our PM (data, information design, and development). As the timeline was accelerated, we required more attention and ended up working with 10 very talented team members.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any information that demonstrates the impact that this project has had on your business?

We were able to capitalize on an opportunity with an investor that presented itself very suddenly right in the middle of the creation process.

How was project management arranged and how effective was it?

We had an assigned PM who worked extremely closely with us and advocated for our interests. Slack and Asana were the main tools used to ensure we stayed on, and in this case ahead of schedule.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

We had a time constraint that was imposed very suddenly during the creation process. Although we consider ourselves a small fish, the Boost team worked diligently to make sure we never felt that way. The UI/UX was beautiful and performed better than we could have hoped for. I can't imagine going anywhere else for our data product needs.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Our experience with Boost Labs was phenomenal.

5.0
Overall Score Professionals in every sense of the word.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They are busy, but not too busy for a startup like us.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    THe estimate was accurate and we weren't surprised by the cost.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The quality was superb and the iteration process was easy.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I can't stress enough that I will send anyone with a data product need to Boost Labs.