Small Studio - Design, development and adventure

We're Canlab, Antipodean futuremakers.

We make compelling prototypes to address intriguing problems. Sometimes we develop those prototypes into fully grown products, sometimes they act as gateways to new understanding.

We also lend our experience as UX designers and full-stack developers to collaborators who are making a positive impact in the world, and we do all of this with strict adherence to process and best practice.

We work with great people & organisations.

  • WWF
  • Wiley
  • VCCC
  • CSIRO
  • Oxford University Press
  • Alfred Health
  • RMIT University
  • Womans Cancer Foundation
  • Digital Transformation Office

    Approved marketplace supplier

We've been recognised for it, too.

  • Webby Awards

    Honoree x 2 /
    JURY MEMBER

  • Awwwards

    SOTD /
    PAST JURY MEMBER

  • Disability Awards Victoria 2016
  • Mobile and app design awards 2014 winner
  • MAPDA Award winner
  • Desktop Magazine

Skills

Building functional prototypes to test ideas and gather validated feedback. We start with the minimum viable product and keep improving, ensuring ongoing feasibility and growth.

Running or facilitating research, discovery and planning workshops to refine goals, strategy and direction.

Ensuring satisfying and enjoyable experiences with a focus on research, user-centered design and accessibility. Contemporary, clean, functional interfaces that look their best on any device.

Using open source CMS and front end development to build progressive web apps and responsive websites. In-depth testing to maximise reliability and stability.

Finding engaging visual ways to interpret and display data, from illustrated infographics to dynamic animated content

Our experienced team prizes value, invention and effectiveness.

Value

We use Agile methods and a Lean mindset to deliver the best value for our partners.

Our work is structured in short, reliable sprints of focused work, delivering tangible results faster.

Projects come to life quickly and transparently with the flexibility to adapt to feedback and evolving priorities.

Invention

There is always a new way of looking at a problem. Sometimes the result is an inventive interface, sometimes there is a new way to make the client feedback process smoother.

Whether it’s something the end user sees, or the project team feels, it’s finding these jewels of invention that makes doing our jobs so much sweeter.

Effectiveness

We focus on delivering the best experience for the end user. We practise all flavours of testing to build robust and quality code. We identify and mitigate risk.

Our workflow is extremely refined, and we regularly examine our processes to find ways to improve.

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Level 1, 388 Queens Parade VIC 3068.
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