Great experiences change minds.

& Brilliant designs change the course
of everything.

We're in business to do both.

Experience design with Tobias & Tobias.

Approach

Consult, Clarify, Concept, Create, Construct, Care
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Clients

We are committed to our clients, to each other, and to the delivery of products and services that touch lives and
create value: business systems, websites and web applications, mobile applications and software.

  • Oasis
  • Invest In Africa
  • Your Square Mile
  • Beatrice Tate
  • First Capital Connect
  • Deutsche Bank
  • ITV
  • Barclays Wealth
  • EMAP
  • NHS
  • skandia
  • Fidelity
  • Lloyds
  • BBC
  • HSBC
  • Early Learning Centre

Work

We take pride in our reputation for excellence, leading the industry in the delivery of engaging digital experiences. We hire the smartest digital strategists, UX researchers and designers, creatives and technologists.

  • ACREW

    ACREW

    Professional Social Network

    Digital Strategy, contextual User Research, UX Design, Visual Design and Development to deliver a bespoke networking platform for captains, crew and businesses in the luxury yacht industry.

  • Top 5 Investment Bank

    Top 5 Investment Bank

    Trading Platform and Apps

    UX Strategy, User Research, UX Design and Visual Design for a world-class platform and suite of trading apps. Our partnership continues to improve the bank’s software development process.

  • ELC

    ELC

    eCommerce Platform

    Digital Strategy, User Research, UX Design, Visual Design and Development to deliver a bespoke retail platform - shopping basket, checkout and advanced search - and intelligent, personalised shopping experience.

  • Private bank

    Private Bank

    Global CRM Platform

    Design & Usability Assessment to identify short-term, platform-specific UX opportunities; to recommend multi-channel design strategy; and to deliver a design roadmap for the rationalisation of the global software suite.

  • Image Source

    Image Source

    Transactional Website

    UX Design and Visual Design to create a bold, inventive and striking visual identity, and a “premium boutique” experience for online shoppers, with a pioneering design that encourages extended browsing and repeat purchases.

  • Retail Investment Platform

    Retail Investment Platform

    Global extranet for IFAs

    Digital Strategy, Business Requirements, and a broad programme of contextual User Research — Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore — to determine UX strategy ahead of a 24-month design and development engagement.

  • First Capital Connect

    High-performance, high-traffic, real-time web application

    Service disruptions, rising fares, a perceived lack of communication, customer dissatisfaction… all this was damaging the UK’s busiest rail network, which carries more than 150,000 passengers every day.

    FCC asked us to redesign its website, and to focus on providing an overall better experience for their customers.

    • Operates trains over the UK’s busiest rail network
    • More than 150,000 passengers every day

    Our Solution

    We conducted research with regular commuters, mapping their findings against service data from tracks and stations.

    Early in the Design process, we learned that customers didn’t need more information – they needed the information available to be easier to find and easier to understand.

    Our developers built a new web content management system (CMS) from the ground up. A robust, scalable platform that FCC and their customers needed.

    The Result

    Passengers now have the information they need, when they need it, in a form they understand.

    The technology platform has withstood massive increases in traffic without fail, ensuring that passengers can always access what they need.

    In the 5 months post launch, the conversion rate increased by 9% for ticket sales online; and FCC has seen a 26% increase in peripheral product sales.

    • 9% increase in online ticket sales
    • 26% increase in peripheral products sales

    Twitter

    First Capital Connect has been a client for nearly four years, and was the first train operator to adopt Twitter in a meaningful way, with the launch of its Twitter-based alerts service in June 2009.

    Back in 2009 we knew that Twitter was going to become an essential tool for commuters, and we shared our vision with First Capital Connect.

    Looking back it seems obvious that a train company should tweet; but at the time it was a move that only forward-looking organisations were prepared to make.

    Mobile

    To support the web experience, and in response to qualified feedback from customers, we designed and built a mobile app with:

    • Geo-location
    • Live train departures
    • Journey Planner with ‘via’ option
    • Journey detail segregation
    • Ajax ‘load more’
    • Itinerary with progress indicator
    • Recent journeys + edit/clear
    • Integrated live help with @FirstCC Twitter
  • Shawbrook Bank

    What was the challenge?

    Shawbrook is a boutique retail savings and lending bank, combining traditional banking values with a modern approach to provide a straightforward, “good sense” alternative to the high-street.

    Re-branding and re-launching without the bricks-and-mortar of a chain of high-street banks would require strong digital strategy and presence, and a superlative experience online.

    Shawbrook asked us to develop the re-booted brand into a digital style-guide, and to design and build a compelling and functional consumer-facing website that would be the public face of the business to both lending brokers and retail savings customers.

    Above all, the new website had to be the “flagship branch” of Shawbrook’s new proposition.

    Our Solution

    We conducted research to gather real requirements from business stakeholders and customers (existing and potential). This insight became our Design Brief. We explored design concepts, validating ideas with customers and stakeholders, and building consensus.

    We refined the design detail and worked closely with Shawbrook’s technical team to map existing systems to the new website’s functional requirements.

    Our technical team also helped Shawbrook to define, describe and develop an API for their in-house broker management tool.

    And we built a website with a CMS, integrated with existing back-end systems, and a robust online application process.

    The Result

    The re-booted brand launched with “flagship branch” website to support a national media marketing drive.

    An SEO-friendly build and Shawbrook’s ability to push out regular content updates using the CMS helped to drive natural search traffic to their best-of-breed retail savings products.

    The website’s savings product listings and online application process were integrated with existing systems, providing improved efficiency of product roll-out and customer acquisition.

    “Broker’s Hub” tools and custom-built API provided brokers with the information and resources they needed to increase sales.

    Won four Industry awards in their first year

  • Fidelity International

    What was the challenge?

    Fidelity International is one of the most widely recognised investment brands in the world.

    In this competitive market, Fidelity occupies a position of trust: a reliable partner.

    Fidelity works with T&T to remain ahead of the field; to build and maintain strong relationships with its clients; and to differentiate on digital channels for commercial advantage.

    Manages more than $200bn Private Institution

    Our Solution

    Fidelity approached us with a challenge: to design a new platform – a new online experience – to create and support real relationships with Financial Advisors.

    We were engaged to explore this idea – with Fidelity stakeholders and Financial Advisors – and to develop a model of the proposed Perspectives Hub that could be proven, and a roadmap for design and delivery, before significant investment was made.

    Using rapid, iterative conceptual modelling and qualitative research, we established – and tested – a set of core requirements from users. These were fundamental to achieving the Fidelity Vision.

    We built rapid prototypes to communicate and validate our thinking, and to explore the value of specific features and models. The prototype was used to build consensus internally, and to help Fidelity understand how to support delivery.

    The Result

    Our research, design concept and prototype described – in detail – a project that would ultimately deliver value to the organisation, and we have since been given the go-ahead and budget to design the full system for roll-out in 2013.

Location

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Laser House
132-140 Goswell Road
London EC1V 7DY

  • From Barbican

    Exit Barbican Station at Aldersgate Street (the only street exit) and turn left. Continue down this road and cross Clerkenwell Road (Aldersgate Street will change into Goswell Road). Our office, Laser House, is located about 200 meters along on your right hand side.

  • From Old Street

    Take exit 7 and proceed to walk in the same direction (West). You will reach Goswell Road in approximately 10 minutes. Turn right and Laser House will be 200 meters along on your right hand side.

  • From Farringdon

    Exit from the main entrance (at the South end of the platforms) and turn right. Turn right again on Farringdon Road, then make another right on Clerkenwell Road. Continue along Clerkenwell Road until you reach Goswell Road (approximately 1km). Turn left on Goswell Road and Laser House will be 200 metres along on your right hand side.

  • Barclays Cycle Hire

    The Sadlers Sports Centre docking station is directly across the street from our office on Goswell Road.

  • Bus Routes

    Buses 4 and 56 will drop you off in front of our office. If you are coming from Angel/Archway please alight at Peartree Street. If you are coming from Waterloo please alight at Goswell Road.