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Best UX Designer & Best UI Designer - Aug 2014

RANK COMPANY NAME YEAR FOUNDED REVENUE FULL TIME EMPLOYEES ACTIVE CLIENTS CLIENT RETENTION RATE PRICING CLIENTS Composite score based on criterias and quality of work observed.
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Firm's ability to create an appealing design. Firm's ability to design a functional GUI for use. Firm's set standards for the quality of GUI design. Firm's ability to aid in implementation of the design. Firm's ability to create a quality design for the customer. Change in Rank Indicates shift in rank from previous month's rank.
1st Award
PhD Labs

Ontario, California John Driscoll 866-393-_4743 Visit PhD Labs File A Complaint
Commend This Agency
1999 $3 million - $4,999,999 26 - 50 15+ 95% H Henkel, Bank of America, Experian, Rackspace
100%
100 100 100 100 100 NC More Info
2nd Award
VJG Interactive

San Jose, California Surendra Lal 315-642-_4730 Visit VJG Interactive File A Complaint
Commend This Agency
2006 Over $5 million Above 100 200+ 98% L Werth Reality, Subway, ACE Hardware, Studio 8
99.8%
100 99 100 100 100 - More Info
3rd Award
Fueled

New York, New York Ryan Matzner 800-962-_4587 Visit Fueled File A Complaint
Commend This Agency
2010 Over $5 million 26 - 50 20 96% H QuizUp, MTV, Barneys, JackThreads
99.4%
100 99 100 98 100 NC More Info
4
iCrossing

Dallas, Texas Marc Yagoda 214-210-_6800 Visit iCrossing File A Complaint
Commend This Agency
1998 Over $5 million Above 100 100+ 90% H Bank of America, The LEGO Group, The Coca-Cola Company, Toyota
99%
99 100 98 100 98 -2 More Info
5
Stardock Design

Plymouth, Michigan Bill Rehbock 734-927-_0677 Visit Stardock Design File A Complaint
Commend This Agency
1993 $250,000 - $999,000 11 - 25 40 85% M Confidential
98.8%
98 99 98 99 100 NC More Info
6
Areteworks

Irvine, California Steven Liu 888-896-_1281 Visit Areteworks File A Complaint
Commend This Agency
2001 $250,000 - $999,000 11 - 25 50+ 97% M Panasonic, Life Technologies, Verizon, Magellan
98.6%
99 97 99 98 100 +1 More Info
7
Mark Gurry and Associates

Melbourne, Australia Mark Gurry 61-39614_6500 Visit Mark Gurry and Associates File A Complaint
Commend This Agency
1988 $3 million - $4,999,999 11 - 25 59 90% L TAB Limited, Hansen International, Arris, Ferrellgas
98.4%
97 99 98 100 98 +1 More Info
8
Blink

Seattle, Washington Karen Clark Cole 206-447-_9551 Visit Blink File A Complaint
Commend This Agency
2001 $3 million - $4,999,999 26 - 50 300+ 94 H HTC, Docusign, Apple, ABC
98.2%
98 96 99 98 100 +1 More Info
9
Clikzy Creative

Alexandria, Virginia Pete Juratovic 703-567-_4330 Visit Clikzy Creative File A Complaint
Commend This Agency
2004 $250,000 - $999,000 1 - 10 78 97% M Georgetown University, Simply Chopped, DC Cup Cake, Buyers Agent
97.8%
96 99 98 99 97 +1 More Info
10
Catalyst Resources

San Mateo, California Paul Giurata 650-678-_6743 Visit Catalyst Resources File A Complaint
Commend This Agency
1994 $1 million - $2,999,999 26 - 50 48 87% M IBM, HP, Apple, Acer
97.4%
96 98 97 99 97 +1 More Info

Evaluation Criteria for UI Design

A carefully designed graphical user interface is important for many projects. Whether it be for an online website or for a project, GUI design firms will create graphics that help organize and engage the user in the experience. This could be important for websites that focus on e-commerce, information, or even a company website designed to give users information about products and services. There is also a demand for custom interfaces for different platforms such as DVD menus, web software, computer software, and other various projects.

The evaluation criteria focuses on both the technological and graphical aspects of graphical user interface design of different types.

The first evaluation criterion is on the design aspect and how it will appeal to the target audience. For media projects and online projects, is the GUI interface designed in a way to attract users and help provide accessibility to the project’s function?

Next we focus on the functional aspect of the design. We evaluate the usability of the GUI.  Does it react to the application it is designed for and meet requirements for operation?

Another aspect of our evaluation is on the design standards set by the vendor. We assess their standards set for all of the work they produce in order to ensure equality between clients and to give customers a sense of trust.

The fourth aspect focuses on implementation assistance. How does the vendor help to integrate the graphical part of the design with the project’s applications? Does the GUI design firm provide support for their design in order to help make the easiest integration into a website or media?

Lastly, we evaluate the overall quality of the work. Specifically we assess the design quality, the image quality, and the professional look.

General Queries

  • What type of needs analysis was conducted before work initiated?
  • What type of a ROI were you anticipating, what was achieved and in what time frame?
  • What would be 3 things you would change about your experience?
  • What was your total investment?
  • Rate your overall experience (1-10; 10 being the highest).

 

Project Specific Queries :

  • For what type of project were you looking to have a user interface created for?
  • How much information was the service provider able to provide to you for the project?
  • How did they provide their design to you? Did they provide any implementation assistance?
  • How long did it take for them to provide their final assessment to you?
  • Overall, how functional would you find the user interface to be? What have users of your platform said as feedback?