What was the scope of their involvement?
We demonstrated our fundamental feature requests to their team, and then they drew a clear, integrated picture of what the application should be. Since we had previously designed screens, PLATFORM focused on polishing our designs. They provided us with full-fledged style guidelines and example screens, and they followed atomic design principles, which produced good examples. In terms of deliverables, they provided three example screens during the discovery period, thirteen screens during the third phase, and other design work including icons and source files.
They also helped educate our junior in-house designers to follow their style guidelines, making sure they’re qualified to wrap up the work. Going forward, PLATFORM is going to do a final round of reviews on the work our designers do.
What is the team composition?
I’ve connected with quite a few of their designers, including their director, an icon designer, UI designers, a map designer, and a motion designer. We also worked with a project manager, a deputy project manager, their CEO, and their COO. In total, around 8 people were involved, though not all on a full-time basis.
How did you come to work with PLATFORM?
We searched our app’s keywords on the best-known platforms for designers, like Behance and Dribble. We connected with two or three studios and individual designers, and went to their headquarters, to meet them face-to-face.
We researched the providers’ rankings on Dribbble and Behance, and our boss decided to give PLATFORM a short test during the discovery phase. They did a good job during their two-week discovery work, demonstrating a great information flow and three proof-of-concepts. We were all satisfied, so we upgraded their contract.
How much have you invested with them?
We’ve spent $67,775 so far.
What is the status of this engagement?
We’ve been working together since January 2018.