At KRUTSCH, we often serve our clients as a de facto Systems Designer or Architect.
We comprehend customer needs, designing functionally correct and subjectively pleasing products.
What we do is inventive design, with 12 patents issued or published on behalf of our clients.
SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A QUICK START PACKAGING MURAL
A design patent awarded for a unique packaging of IoT devices. The devices are presented over a quick start mural that illustrates the device's relationship with the utility and network eco-system. This solved a difficult UX challenge for consumers doing the installation.
METHODS AND SYSTEM FOR JOINING A SMART ENERGY DEVICE TO A ZIGBEE NETWORK
IoT device discovery can be problematic, depending on the sequence in which devices are powered on or configured. In designing the UX for a family of products, we invented a robust network discovery technique.
IMAGE WITH AUDIO CONVERSATION SYSTEM AND METHOD
To test out photo sharing concepts, we designed an app that brings voice annotation to a still photo as a starting point. This patented technology is the first of several solutions bringing human dialogue to images shared via social media, which our client evolved into commercial apps in the ancestry, medical and sales fields.
Qualitative research yields a detailed and unconstrained understanding of customer experiences.
The trick is to figure out what’s generally true - separating quirks from common behavior.
When we interview customers 1-1, we always discover things not known or understood by our client.
Product Strategy provides overall direction to the team and centers on specifying thoughtful product objectives and plans, often over a series of design, development, release and support iterations.
Competitive Analysis is an essential component of product strategy.
Our product work has been recognized by industry analysts and Editor’s Choice awards, as well as finalist selections for Best of Show at CES and VMworld.
Our client engaged us for a user study of the development partner community, which revealed the need to rearchitect the underlying embedded systems. We lead the architecture and design of the world's first web services based infrastructure for enterprise storage management, called ICON Services.
With ICON Services under development, we then switched gears and embarked on a comprehensive user study, culminating in the design and deployment of the award winning ICON Manager platform.
Our clients typically start with a combination of the items described below.
A Customer Survey and Strategic Analysis to guide a future product or an End-User Study and Workflow Development to improve an existing service.
Our à la carte approach lets you tailor our services to meet your specific needs.