Arty Geek developed a front-end design and improved UX for a sports event management website through continuous integration software.
The project team collaboratively approached the design process, incorporated existing Java tools, and readily adapted to the target product environment. After launching the updated website, Arty Geek is involved in discussions about a possible mobile app.
"They worked to improve our business, rather than just implementing what is written in our request."
Introduce your business and what you do there.
I’m a co-founder of a startup called Psyball. We do event management for various sports.
What challenge were you trying to address with Arty Geek?
We needed frontend development work done on our website, which matches individuals with sports teams that need players. There are also features for event organizers to open events.
What was the scope of their involvement?
They did design and UX [user experience] work. We already had the concept for our user interface when we engaged Arty Geek. They came in with a collaborative approach and gave us suggestions to make it better. They did mockups in the beginning and provided their expertise to improve the UX. They used our continuous integration tools and adapted to our environment. It’s a pure Java application.
How did you come to work with Arty Geek?
I looked at different profiles on oDesk, including theirs. I made a short list and reviewed their references, then chose Arty Geek.
How much have you invested with Arty Geek?
I’ve spent $2,000–$3,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working together at the beginning of 2016. The project is complete, but we’re considering engaging them again for a mobile application.
Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?
They adapted to our way of working, which is kind of exceptional. I don’t have any metrics to share.
How did Arty Geek perform from a project management standpoint?
I had one contact person who coordinated communication with their team. If she didn’t have an answer to my question, she forwarded it to the correct person. Although she wasn’t a high-end, professional project manager, the process was quite acceptable. She was always accessible and willing to help.
What did you find most impressive about Arty Geek?
They worked to improve our business, rather than just implementing what is written in our request. They are experts in user experience.
Are there any areas Arty Geek could improve?
The project management can be improved to be more professional.