While Provoke has a golden reputation for being leaders in Microsoft-driven solutions, this doesn’t restrict our dUX (Design & User Experience) team from crafting an awesome experience for other technology platforms.

The most recently example is sustainability.govt.nz – with the information architecture, visual design and HTML/CSS templates created by Provoke (in close collaboration with the Ministry for the Environment) – and the final product stitched-together by Catalyst IT on the open-source CMS, Drupal.

The site aims to help people reduce their impact on the environment and save money, without compromising lifestyle. You’ll find useful tips on how best to use energy and water, and what to do with your rubbish.

sustainability

2012

Recently I’ve found time (albeit, the middle of the night), to start work on a 5-year plan for the dUX team here at Provoke (which I lead/manage).

I looked around for business plan templates and checked-out PlanHQ, but in the end I did my own thing and created a visual business plan (using Visio). Without giving too much away, here’s the high-level overview.

duxgoals

My plan is ambitious but I’m determined to make it happen. Already we boast one the most talented and largest experience design teams in New Zealand. And I’m wanting to add several more of the right sort of people to my team early in 2008 (or sooner) – including…

‘Experience Design’ Leader (Auckland): We need a visionary ‘hands-on’ user experience consultant to help us build our fledgling team in Auckland. Great location, good people, fantastic projects – opportunities coming out of our ears!

‘Experience Design’ Account Manager (Wellington): You may have a background in design, branding, communications, marketing – well networked and energetic. This role is not about selling technology, it’s about selling a team who can envision solutions for complex problems and work collaboratively with technologists, business owners and their customers.

User Experience Consultants/Information Architects/Interaction Designers (Auckland/Wellington): Want to work with an inclusive team specialising in all this? Provoke could be the place for you.

HTML/CSS/Rich Media Interaction Developers (Auckland/Wellington): If you love code and crafting online user experiences, you’ll dig working with us – get to work with the latest technologies and everything from webapps to intranets to websites to interactive gadgets.

So if you are interested in a change, a challenge and invigorating work environment get in touch…