User Experience

Get To Know Our Founders Part III: Jeff Lee

2018-12-14T09:58:53+00:00December 14, 2018|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

If you know Maven Wave, by now you know that we pride ourselves on a company culture that fosters a type of talent we like to call “the X factor”. It’s something we look for and cultivate in our team members because, after all, our team is at the heart and soul of our [...]

Get To Know Our Founders Part II: Jason Lee

2018-12-07T09:32:43+00:00December 7, 2018|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Anyone who knows Maven Wave understands our company culture and the admiration and support we have for one another. You see it in the awards we win, the work we produce, the clients we have the privilege of serving, and, of course, our collaboration, mutual respect and day-to-day fun that is witnessed every day [...]

Get To Know Our Founders: Brian Farrar

2018-11-29T13:10:28+00:00November 29, 2018|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |

It should come as no surprise that here at Maven Wave we pride ourselves on our company culture. We enjoy the people we work with and make efforts to not only spend time with each other in the office, but take excursions outside of the office as well - whether it be to a [...]

Ask the Expert: How to Go Beyond Technology with Experience Design

2018-11-26T16:44:15+00:00November 27, 2018|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Have you ever had a truly terrible User Experience? Whether it’s a chatbot that misses the mark, an automated answering service that leaves you in search of a live person or an online payment portal that just doesn’t add up -  these experiences are unfortunately one of the ties that bind us. Thankfully, the [...]

Machine Learning: The Future of UX

2018-08-24T07:24:49+00:00November 6, 2017|Categories: UX Posts, White Papers|Tags: , , , , , , |

Machine Learning (ML) has recently become one of the most popular buzzwords, but artificial intelligence (AI) has been used across industries for years. For example, the tailored ads we see on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter - this is all machine learning. While many businesses may assume ML is impossible or inaccessible, it’s a [...]

Designing Digital Experiences

2018-08-27T09:30:16+00:00April 28, 2017|Categories: Experience Design, Innovation Posts, UX Posts, White Papers|Tags: , , , |

Maven Wave’s Approach to Great User Experiences For any business or organization, it’s clear to see that customers and employees are changing; by 2020, people will likely manage 85% of their relationships with little-to-no human interaction. We live in a world that is increasingly social, mobile, and easy to use, with an emerging generation of [...]

Why UX Matters

2017-09-01T10:45:37+00:00October 31, 2016|Categories: Experience Design, Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , |

Peter Bartsch, UX Architect As the enterprise is digitally transforming, exceptional UX design is crucial to staying competitive. The essence of good UX is dependent on how the user interacts with the design—usability is vital. We dug deeper into the field of UX with Peter Bartsch, one of our UX Architects, who gave [...]

Consumerization of IT and the Marriage of UX and Agile

2017-09-01T10:52:46+00:00January 26, 2016|Categories: Experience Design, Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

According to a recent Tech Pro Research study, 74% of organizations have or are developing some form of BYOD policy (ZDNet, Jan 2015). Users both inside and outside the four walls of the enterprise want simple and easy to use apps to do their jobs. Data visualization is increasingly playing a role in the management [...]

Making the Case for UX and Agile in Financial Services

2016-12-06T15:47:50+00:00October 21, 2015|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , |

In the April edition of the Maven Wave newsletter (Utilizing Agile and UX for Success in Fin Tech), we detailed Maven Wave’s experience in deploying our expertise in UX and Agile for financial services clients. As the year has progressed, we have seen increased adoption of these precepts and we have learned a great deal about why. [...]

Utilizing Agile and UX for Success in Fin Tech

2018-03-21T07:43:29+00:00April 20, 2015|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , , , |

With Fin Tech garnering so much attention these days (see our article “Behind the Buzz in Fin Tech"), what are some of the key factors that will determine the winners and the losers in this emerging field? To address that question, Maven Wave and FinTEx Chicago hosted a presentation and panel discussion a few weeks ago. Entitled [...]

Behind the Buzz on Fin Tech

2017-04-13T16:14:07+00:00January 20, 2015|Categories: Fusion Blog, Technology Solutions Posts|Tags: , , , |

As a culture, we place great value in the latest and greatest in products and industries. Now that the cloud is turning from trendy to hoary, the new hot topic is “Fin Tech”. But what is Fin Tech exactly and does it have the possibility to be as transformative as the cloud is proving to [...]

Guiding Technology Trends for 2015

2016-12-06T15:47:53+00:00January 20, 2015|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

As we settle into 2015 with a fresh outlook and new goals, we have been following some key technology trends that are shaping the future of our client’s businesses, as well as our own. As the technology landscape continues to evolve rapidly, businesses must remain agile and willing to adapt. Changes in mobile, data security, [...]

Maven Wave Growth Drives Move to New Office and New Visual Brand

2016-12-06T15:48:00+00:00July 1, 2014|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , |

In recent weeks Maven Wave has been named #2 on Crain's Fast Fifty, the Google Enterprise Innovation Partner of the Year, and one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® . Today Maven Wave announces two additional exciting developments in its growth story. First, Maven Wave is announcing another move to new [...]

Chicago Cubs

2016-12-06T15:48:00+00:00June 4, 2014|Categories: Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , , |

Company Profile The Chicago Cubs are a professional baseball team located in Chicago, Illinois. They are part of the Central Division of Major League Baseball's National League.  Maven Wave's client is the Technology Group within the Cubs organization. Business Situation Cubs employees, former players, current players and their families may request tickets and/or parking for [...]

Dremel

2016-03-02T16:22:40+00:00June 3, 2014|Categories: Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , |

Company Profile Since inventing the high-speed rotary tool more than 75 years ago, Dremel has become the trusted name in high-speed rotary tool technology, providing creative solutions for hands-on professionals, homeowners, craftspeople and artists alike. Business Situation Dremel decided to enter the mobile marketing arena with the launch of a mobile optimized website and interactive [...]

Quantifying the Value of User Experience

2016-12-06T15:48:01+00:00May 30, 2014|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , |

Over the years, certain technology development disciplines have become ingrained in project planning – business analysis, project management, coding, architecture, testing, etc. Recently, User Experience (UX) is another discipline that is breaking in to that well-defined methodology and becoming an integral part of the development process. While Business Analysts and Project Managers have focused on [...]

Two Reasons to Consider Hybrid Mobile App Frameworks

2016-12-06T15:48:04+00:00October 14, 2013|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Today, the only thing that’s predictable about mobility is its unpredictability. We cannot foresee what platforms, form factors and technology we will need to support in order to be competitive tomorrow. This presents a serious challenge when planning how your organization will cater to the mobile consumer. When building that next mobile-friendly web site or [...]

The Garvey Group

2016-12-06T15:48:05+00:00June 2, 2013|Categories: Case Studies|Tags: , , , , |

Company Profile The Garvey Group, located in Niles, Illinois and Sturtevant, WI, offers print production, inventory management, distribution, database, e-commerce fulfillment, and marketing facilities to move businesses forward. The firm specializes in large-format printing, commercial printing, and UV printing synthetics. Business Situation A leading global consumer package goods (CPG) company contacted Garvey for a complete [...]

Forget “One Size Fits All”

2016-12-06T15:48:06+00:00May 5, 2013|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , |

The New Wave of Responsive Web Design Sansabelt trousers were invented in 1959 and, at the time, were touted as incredibly innovative as the waistband supposedly assured a good fit regardless of girth without a belt or suspenders.  Now, despite the current wave of 60s nostalgia, Sansabelt trousers are an object of derision.  Not even [...]

Branding a Windows Phone App Part 1

2016-12-06T15:48:19+00:00November 29, 2011|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , |

Originally posted by Austin Andrews on the Triton-Tek blog.  Triton-Tek was acquired by Maven Wave Partners in 2011. The marketplace contains thousands of applications and you as a developer you are hopefully trying to add one more. It can seem like a daunting challenge to stand out, but with some careful planning and attention to [...]