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What we do, and how we do it
Call us a design studio, a product studio, a prototyping studio or a full-stack creation company, we're here to increase the speed of innovation worldwide, through our own applications and through solutions made for and with partners.
We ideate, design, validate, develop, test and launch concepts, and can help you with any of those stages. We work best in greenfield projects (hence the name!) with partners that are open to innovation and user centered design. We provide strategic guidance at each step of the process, taking both your unique business context as well as the larger outside context in consideration.
Project we can create include web, desktop and mobile applications, AR and VR experiences, chatbots and projects that require AI or Machine learning to provide engaging user experiences. As computational designers we use these technologies to inform our design and combine that with a firm understanding of user experience design, service design and accessibility. As a studio, we are open to creative capital constructions.
Firstversionist is the company representing Kilian Valkhof.
What we stand for, who we are
This actually said "Simplify, simplify, simplify", but it didn't fit our values.
Innovating is fun
The only way to make innovative products together is to be open to strange new ideas. You need to try and fail and try again and have fun along the way.
Solve real problems
VR, AR, Blockchain, AI and Machine Learning are fascinating technologies that we are heavily experimenting with, But we're here to solve real problems, not look for projects to jam cool technologies into.
Done is better than perfect
The sooner something gets in front of real users, the sooner you'll realise that your perception of "perfect" was way off. So lets work to "done" and iterate.
If you want to innovate you can only do so with a team of honest, positive people that want each other to succeed. We'll walk away if that environment isn't there, and we hope you would too.
How we increase your speed of innovation
At Firstversionist we specialise in greenfield projects. Because of this, the services we offer are all geared towards early-stage creation. Check if a service matches the stage you're at by reading the Good for description. Don't hesitate to ask us for advice, we're happy to help.
Design sprintStarts at €5000
We will facilitate a design sprint with your internal team and stakeholders. In 4 days we will go from a problem/opportunity in your organisation to a finished prototype ready to test.Good for: companies that are looking to solve a general problem and have no specific solution in mind.
PrototypeStarts at €8000
We'll create a prototype based on a mutually defined problem. Prototypes are not production ready but can be used to validate the idea and the solution before moving on to an MVP.Good for: companies that are looking to solve specific problems and have a general idea of the preferred, acceptable solution.
MVPStarts at €15000
We will set up and manage a project to define, design and build a minimum viable product to solve a problem supported by a business case or user stories. The MVP is a production ready solution.Good for: companies that have specific problem areas and a preferred way to solve them, supported by a business case or user stories.
Additionally we can provide strategic guidance sessions, contact us for more information.