Development by Design.

Experience is everything

Design-led organizations are leveraging data, AI, and UX to turn old models on their heads and achieve better business outcomes.

Whitespace is a leading provider of UX design and development services for the enterprise. Our unique approach puts your customers, employees, and partners at the center of the Agile process, resulting in innovative products and services that meet people's needs – efficiently, effectively, and intuitively.

Whatever the challenge, whatever the technology, we are prepared to offer our strategy, design, and development skills to support your mission.*

* We prefer clients who promote human health, social good, and sustainability, which is why we do not work with industries such as tobacco, arms, or fossil fuels.

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UX Design is Digital Diplomacy

Modern digital transformation is less about technology than it is about understanding human needs. Viewing innovation and change through a user-centered lens enables business and IT leaders to speak a common language centered on the experience of their customers, employees, and other key stakeholders.

Our approach combines UX Research and DesignOps practices with well-established Agile and DevOps practices, bringing what are often siloed or conflicting methodologies into a cohesive whole. The aim is not only to create a shared understanding between business and IT but also to reduce the project risk associated with large-scale transformation programs.

Development by Design - Business, UX, and IT

Talk to us about your IT, digital transformation, and industrial engineering projects.

Agile for humans

Human-centered design (HCD) is key to a more sustainable and prosperous future, and it makes good business sense, too. The best products and services are the result of observation, empathy, and insight into real human needs. HCD works.

We understand that for most IT teams, a successful project is one that is delivered on time, on budget, and is feature complete. While we agree in principle, we also strongly advocate for the addition of user experience criteria including adoption, efficiency, and engagement. Over time, the UX criteria are of greater strategic importance.

At Whitespace, our project approach is a unique blend of HCD and Agile methodology. We practice (and teach) Agile that Actually Works.

Development by Design: our model blends UX and Agile
Development by Design: our unique approach is based on a blend of UX and Agile principles.

Our work in
Design & Development

Custom Enterprise Applications
Custom Enterprise Software

Bespoke solutions for data-intensive line-of-business applications in complex and highly regulated environments

Development by Design: mobile and web applications
Web & Mobile Applications

Web apps, mobile apps, and knowledge portals for B2B, B2C, and B2E (business-to-employee) use cases

medical device
Product Design & Manufacturing

Solutions for medical devices, industrial and consumer products, POS kiosks, wearables, AR/VR, and more

Technologies and standards

The best products and services are built upon solid design foundations. We apply the ISO standards-based User-centered Design (UCD) process and put humans at the core of everything we do, from project inception to product launch and beyond. When placed on an equal footing with engineering and product, UX design removes risk from Agile projects while maintaining the flexibility that comes with experimentation and continuous learning.

Research: Dovetail, Optimal Workshop, Hotjar, SurveyMonkey, Google Analytics, Recruitment

Workshops: Miro, hybrid, in person 🙂

UI & Interaction: Figma, UXPin, Axure

Motion: After Effects

2D: Illustrator, Photoshop

3D: Blender, ZBrush, Cinema 4D, 3D Studio Max, 3D Coat

CAD: Solidworks, AutoCAD, CATIA

From our portfolio

EADV together for better
EADV launches cloud-based portal for 7000+ member organization
Tameo launches sustainable investment fund platform
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A new web presence for the International Trade Centre

Meet our expert


Julia Borkenhagen

Julia Borkenhagen

Chief Experience Officer

Julia has over 25 years of experience in user experience research and design. Passionate about turning complex scenarios into intuitive experiences, she is a firm believer in a collaborative approach, bringing together business stakeholders, IT, and end-users.

Always keep the focus on the users: observe what they do, understand how they feel and think, create what they really need.

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