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Best UX in the West!

We are delighted to have won the Best Use of UX Design at The SPARKies 2016.  The awards celebrate the best tech in the west and were held last night at a packed Bierkeller in Bristol.

Storm team at the SPARKies

We were shortlisted for our work reimagining the VoIP control panel for Bath based Internet services provider Gradwell.

Almost a decade of developer lead design had to be stripped away and replaced with slick, user-centric workflows covering dozens of services, hundreds of screens and thousands of states/permutations. To increase the challenge further, the project ran across only 8 weeks.

In that short time we produced wireframes, a new visual language, a CSS/HTML toolkit and full fidelity examples of all key pages.  We ran multiple user testing sessions with Gradwell customers and staff to verify the usability of our designs at stage.

Gradwell CEO, Nick Thompson commented: “Storm approached our Control Panel project with energy, expertise and effectiveness showing a willingness to challenge our preconceptions, proactively communicating with us on progress and delivering to a higher standard than I had dared to hope for.”

The judges were impressed with our attention to detail, the quality and versatility of the toolkit we produced, and that we delivered that standard of work in such a short period of time.

Gradwell Control Panel

We’d also like to say a massive congratulations to our client, Keymailer, who won Best Innovation in Digital Entertainment.  Having built their MVP we’re thrilled to see them going on to great things!