Our award-winning team of UX architects, designers and front-end developers put users' needs first to create engaging online experiences.
We work collaboratively with organisations to strengthen their digital offering by researching and understanding users' needs, improving user journeys and designing inspiring online experiences. Recent projects include:
Our UX Design toolkit
We weave user research, prototyping, visual design and testing into all of our UX design projects, ensuring clients are closely involved in all stages of development. Large-scale projects typically include:
We work closely with clients, using qualitative and quantitative research methods, to understand who users are, what they need to achieve and what barriers they face. Using a tailored programme of activities including user and stakeholder interviews, workshops, surveys and analytics reviews, we develop insights that drive forward the design process.
We develop effective and simple information architecture and navigation based on prioritised user needs. We test the information architecture using a process called tree-testing, to make sure topics are easy to find before considering design. We also define appropriate content models and taxonomies to help ensure the information architecture scales gracefully over time.
We use the best tools for the job to validate our research and test design assumptions early in the project. We create wireframes and prototypes which are then tested on users to ensure page content and functionality are positioned correctly. Because we create prototypes in the browser, they can be assessed on multiple devices, ensuring a responsive approach from the outset.
We host creative positioning and co-creation sessions to explore a client’s brand and discuss its implementation in a wider digital context. We give special attention to creating beautiful, modern websites and web apps that make use of creative typography, imagery and colour. The result? Award-winning, interactive designs which engage and capture users attention.
Testing should be an inherent part of any user-centred project. We use a range of qualitative and quantitative methods throughout the lifetime of a web build to test priority user tasks and accessibility features. Testing of wireframes, prototypes or an existing product allows us to understand how effective the design is in delivering an experience users understand and value.
On larger projects we produce a pattern library much like a visual style guide. This ensures we deliver a scalable design that is maintainable and consistent across a client’s entire digital estate. It leads to much better design, visual consistency, and code management across the lifetime of a website (and also paves the way for cost-effective future design changes).
Meet our UX Design team
Our team of user experience architects, user experience researchers and user experience designers have delivered projects for organisations including the University of Oxford, Breast Cancer Care, WWF, Greenpeace, Mind and Chatham House. Our large UX Design projects are led by:
Tom SaundersUser Experience Architect
Tom is our lead User Experience Architect. Prior to championing UX at Torchbox, Tom spent a decade running user experience research and design projects for some of the world’s leading charities, universities and social development organisations.
Hannah LimerickUser Experience Researcher
Hannah oversees our user research efforts, bringing with her a wealth of academic rigour. Hannah has a background in cognitive neuroscience and a PhD from Bristol University which explored human-computer interaction.
Ben EnrightSenior Designer
Since joining Torchbox in 2004, Ben has led some of our largest redesign projects, for clients including, WWF, University of Oxford, Chatham House and Breast Cancer Care. The recent redesign of Global Witness’ website reflects his work.
Olly WillansCreative Director
Olly helps our clients achieve fantastic things online. He is ultimately responsible for our design, digital strategy and UX output. In addition to being Creative Director, Olly also fulfils the role of MD, alongside Tom.