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Make sure your next project delivers.

Find out how we can ensure your next development project meets or exceeds the expectations of your agency, minister, stakeholders and the country as a whole.

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Showcase: Positive impacts in action

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Ministry of Social Development

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Check what you might get

Web application design and development

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Helping all Kiwis thrive by making it simple to get support

This web application makes it easy for people to find all the MSD support they’re entitled to. Our intense focus on ease-of-use was rewarded when one user shared his wife’s experience. She was able to complete the process, even with reduced abilities following brain surgery.

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SuperGold

Mobile app, website and API design and development

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A couple of seniors having fun out and about. Mockup showing the SuperGold website on a tablet.

Making it super easy for seniors to stretch their money further

MSD wanted to help seniors get SuperGold deals anywhere, using any device. We had five months to deliver mobile apps for both Apple and Android phones, along with a new web application and API. Released on schedule, the apps went to No. 1 in the New Zealand app stores.

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Department of Internal Affairs

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DigitalNZ

Web application and API development

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Students having fun hunting for interesting Kiwi content on DigitalNZ. Mockup showing the DigitalNZ website on a tablet and a mobile.

Bringing Kiwi culture to life by making it easy to find, share and use our digital treasures

This one-stop search site makes it easy to find Kiwi digital content, over 30 million items from 200+ partners. DigitalNZ needed to scale legacy tools so, in our own time, we prototyped a new solution. This became the award-winning Supplejack platform and API, a world-first and now used internationally.

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National Library

Website and web application design and development

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Powering the nation by maximizing access to our collective knowledge

We maximise the cultural and economic value that the National Library creates by maximising access to their online services. Their website received the highest score of all government websites assessed for the Auditor-General’s Digital access to information and services report.

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Archives

Website design and development

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Sharing Archives resources on a mobile. A woman researching on the Archives website.

Making it easier to find the government information we need to grow as a nation

Our ground-up rebuild of the Archives website created a one-stop shop for interacting with Archives. Accessible anywhere, anytime, by anyone regardless of device or disability, the site helps Archives highlight key content, and will be the foundation for Archives’ continuing digital transformation.

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National Library’s AnyQuestions

Website design and development

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A schoolgirl celebrates finding the information she needs on the web thanks to AnyQuestions. Using the AnyQuestions website on a tablet.

Setting kids up for success by giving them the skills to research online

The multi-award winning AnyQuestions website lets students chat online with librarians who help them find reliable sources of information and build vital information literacy skills. By designing a site that actively appeals to school-age children, we increased usage by 74%.

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Creative New Zealand

Community Arts Toolkit

Website design and development

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A Waka Odyssey, Wellington (2018), A Waka Odyssey Creative Team, New Zealand Festival and Te Āti Awa / Taranaki Whānui Iwi. Image courtesy of Jeff McEwan. Pages from the Community Arts Toolkit.

Helping Kiwis build a strong, prosperous and creative New Zealand

An online best-practice guide, the Toolkit inspires and guides Kiwis to create successful community arts projects. Taking part helps them develop the connections, skills, cultural identity and knack for problem-solving that we need to succeed as a creative nation.

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Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage

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WW100

Website design, development and API integration

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Bringing the country together in commemoration

The WW100 site commemorates the centenary of World War I. By designing an engaging events section, we encouraged participation. In 2019, a Colmar Brunton survey showed that 93% of New Zealanders had engaged in First World War-related activities.

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Te Puni Kōkiri

Pātaka digital asset manager

Web application development

Enabling visual communication that increases Māori achievement

The Pātaka internal digital asset management platform helps staff improve outcomes for Māori by quickly finding the right visual resources for their communication and engagement work. Our Agile approach ensured phase one was a success and phase two finished ahead of schedule.

Process: How we deliver the outcomes you need, on time and on budget

Making use of our Agile development expertise, we minimise risk and maximise the impact you have for New Zealand and New Zealanders.

Delivering from day one

Clear outcomes

We start by running co-design discovery workshops with your key stakeholders. These workshops ensure everyone is clear on the:

  • project vision
  • strategic outcomes
  • priority user groups
  • outcomes you’ll deliver these users
  • priority features needed to deliver these outcomes.

Clear progress and quick results

Working together in short iterations, we then develop working solutions for your highest priority features. These you check, so you can feed what you learn into the next iteration.

As a result, your progress, costs, timeframes and risks are transparent at every stage.

Security, privacy and accessibility assurance

This transparency lets you take a risk-based approach to security, privacy and accessibility. Our extensive public sector experience gives us the expertise to consistently meet the government Web Accessibility and Usability Standards, and security and privacy requirements.

Get the stakeholder engagement you need to succeed

Stakeholder engagement is baked into our development process, giving you simple and effective ways to get input and support from those with an influence on or interest in your project.

Co-design builds buy-in

The stakeholder engagement starts with our co-design discovery workshops. Practical, collaborative and interactive, these align your stakeholders behind an inspiring vision of the outcomes you’ll deliver and the path to get there.

User-centred development builds satisfaction

Iterative delivery of working software means you — and your key stakeholders and user groups — can regularly review and test your work in progress.

As a result, you constantly get feedback on how well you’re meeting user needs and organisational outcomes. You also build engagement by empowering stakeholders, crucial for effective change management.

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Make change work for you, not against you

Too many projects are locked into a plan, meaning new priorities bring new costs and delays. We cut the cost of change by only building what is a priority today, not what might be needed tomorrow.

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Respond to changes in your operating environment

Your operating environment changes constantly as your project progresses. New risks and opportunities arise. Organisational and ministerial priorities change. Responding to these changes is key to meeting expectations.

Respond to evolving project insights

As well as responding to what you learn about user needs, working iteratively also means you can respond to new solution options. You’re free to adopt new approaches revealed by the work so far, and new technologies released since your project started.

Capabilities: The skills that drive successful development projects

Because we deliver working solutions each iteration, we put these capabilities into action continuously, not in separate phases. For example, in your first iteration, you might see the results of your discovery workshop turned into a working wireframe and deployed to the cloud for user testing.

Delivery assurance

  • Digital strategy
  • Agile project management and training
  • Co-design discovery workshops
  • Business analysis
  • Customer journey mapping
  • Security and privacy assurance
  • Web accessibility
  • Testing and quality assurance
  • Change management

Design and user experience

  • Service design
  • User insight
  • Information architecture
  • Content design
  • Visual design
  • Interaction design
  • Wireframing and prototyping
  • Brand integration and style guides
  • Usability testing

Development

  • Solution architecture
  • Front-end development
  • Back-end development
  • Web application development
  • Responsive development
  • Mobile and native application development
  • Database architecture, development and integration
  • API development and integration
  • CMS implementation

Infrastructure, systems and support

  • Hosting
  • Amazon Web Services management
  • Performance and cost optimisation
  • Scaling and availability
  • Cloud migration
  • Devops and continuous integration
  • Maintenance and upgrades
  • Monitoring and support
  • Analytics and search engine optimisation