Websites should measurably drive leads, sales, and deeper engagement. Websites should be more than pretty brochures. A company website needs to act as a growth engine powering lead generation and nurturing sales opportunities.
Our team studies conversion paths, search factors, messaging, and performance data to make better design decisions.
Design must have purpose
Ironpaper work embodies the intersection of design, technology, content, and marketing. We are obsessively focused on helping organizations achieve core, business goals using the digital space. We design and build websites to impact sales, advocacy, and lead generation.
Improve website conversion rates
Stated simply, Ironpaper helps clients embrace the digital world and achieve business goals. In our website design process, we study performance data, conversion data, content opportunities, and conduct user experience studies to make informed decisions.
Our goals for websites
Generate top-of-the-funnel leads
Generate consideration-stage leads
Improve lead conversion rates
Provide an improved buyer’s journey
Improve organic search (SEO)
Build measurable engagement
- (1) UX Research, Discovery & Strategy
- We research and understand the persona needs, unique value propositions of our clients, and current performance metrics. Our approach is based on industry experience coupled with data-driven analysis and research.
- (3) UI / Design.
- We design best-in-class interactive experiences and evolve brands. We create game-changing digital experiences.
- (5) Interactivity, Integration & Added Value
- We see design as a integration of brand, technology, strategy, systems and market. When we bring them together, magic happens. Great ideas are only as good as their execution.
- (2) Information Strategy & Messaging
- We define information pathways that help your users become informed and convert. Through team involvement and a drive towards simplicity, we cut through the clutter and focus on business goals.
- (4) Web Tech Strategy
- Our team is versed in a wide range of technologies. Design is more than how something looks–design is how something works.
- (6) Launch, Iterate, Improve
- It all comes together during launch. We guide clients through this crucial period, and shift our focus to iterative, growth-driven improvements and marketing.
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During foundational design, our XD teams work together to define a product vision that solves the key challenges we’ve identified through strategic insights developed in conjunction with a brand. This vision is rooted in our mission to connect your business needs with your target consumer’s needs.
During this phase, we audit and analyze existing infrastructure and technology, research competition, and perform comparative analyses and technical proofs of concept on new components. The result of validating these findings is a full project brief outlining the purpose and direction to solve the highest value business challenge.
Based on our strategic insights, we begin developing high level user journeys, an architectural plan, an overarching content strategy, and a design framework upon which the resulting web and/or mobile experience will be built.
At this interval, we re-evaluate learnings, digging deeper into user stories and mapping feature feasibilities to their user and business values. From this, we estimate the total LOE for the highest priority features, developing a project plan and roadmap that will guide us through a production process that will consist of several concurrent multi-disciplinary production sprints.
EXPERIENCE DESIGN SPRINTS
At this stage, we begin to map out the user experience from the highest level, defining the brand’s digital ecosystem and mapping out the user journey in relation to it.
Simultaneously, we begin developing the site’s new visual look and feel with style tiles, creating new concepts for content, interactivity, and experiences. We translate these elements into a production quality HTML/CSS-based UI kit.
Our team forgoes creating static wireframes to represent a dynamic experience, choosing instead to develop its specifications in the form of annotated LiveWires, un-themed responsive HTML and CSS. These LiveWires are developed with the use of the UI Kit, giving the design team a clear view of only those elements that remain to be designed. This speeds up the hand-off to the development team who has concurrently been developing the server-side technology to power the over-all experience, allowing for rapid integration of code and experience design.
INTEGRATION & QA
Finally, we integrate all the individual feature sprints into a completed viable release candidate. Once we’re confident that any issues around those integration points have been smoothed out, we validate our quality assurance test plan and begin the process of final bug regression.
Once the site has passed through a rigorous combination of automated testing, black box user testing, and cross-browser validation, we release the project to the public.