Great work comes through connection, engagement, and a hunger for continuous learning. That’s why we set aside 20 percent of our team’s creative energy for passion projects that keep us current in our industries, across product design, fashion, and art worlds.
In addition to our own lab projects, each quarter we seek clients who are looking for a more collaborative, involved partnership.
On these projects, we work with clients as if we are in the same company. From coming up with the idea to designing the product, we leverage the diversity of our skills and backgrounds to share the work, the responsibility, the costs, and the benefits.
In the past, we’ve developed a wearable technology, teamed up with Agency Geek to redesign the RFP process, and built Dolphin, a platform that visualizes the distance of communication. Our designers, researchers, and strategists will work closely with you to take on any design and business challenge. Through this close collaboration, we create the best solution to the question or idea that brought us together.
With an ever-growing contact list, it’s hard to keep in touch with the people who mean most to us. Using our lab time, ABC teamed up with outside co-founders to develop Dolphin, a mobile and web app that identifies who you are falling out of touch with and visually communicates the health of your personal and professional relationships.
Through a wicked smart algorithm, Dolphin takes note of your average communication cycles with each person in your network, and notifies you of the most important people to contact each day.
We prototyped the ideal solution first, then designed the user experience, user interface, and brand before moving on to develop the tech. Having the ideal vision in front of us, with amazing UX/UI, gave us a great foundation to build the MVP.
When it came to adopting meditation as a daily practice, many people simply didn’t know how to get started. With co-founders Jenny Blake and Carlo Cisco, we designed the Lucent app as a practical solution for the “meditation-curious,” providing a clean interface that coaches users through every step of their five-minute meditation sessions.
With a tracking tool that monitors users’ emotional states and progression, and social-sharing functionalities, Lucent transformed audiences interested in meditation into communities of daily meditators.