Methodology

The Savant
Method™

At Savant Degrees, our main aim is to provide Repeatable Ingenuity across various project types and clients to help them stay ahead. We’re able to do this because we have deep experience with product and product platform strategy, but more importantly, we’ve built a process called the Savant Method™ to explain and codify our intuition.

The Savant Method™ is a 5-step, living process that borrows from industry-recognized standards and that we continuously develop to incorporate best practices from business, creative and engineering disciplines. As our core innovation framework, it allows us to extract our client’s industry knowledge, combine it with relevant research, and apply leading digital technologies and techniques to deliver on our clients’ business objectives within their time and budget.

It’s a living process that borrows from industry-recognized standards that we continuously develop to incorporate best practices from business, creative and engineering disciplines.

Figuring out what the pieces are

Before making any plans or taking any actions, the Savant team will make time to assess the situation, understand the business needs and survey the landscape. The building blocks that we look for in this case are essentially insights – to your customers, capabilities and competitors. This culminates in a clearly defined opportunity you can capitalise on.

What we do
  • Alignment
  • Insight Generation
  • Opportunity Definition
Deciding what we can build

Q: How are digital innovation endeavours different from Lego sets? A: Digital innovations don’t come with manuals. That’s why in this phase, we generate lots of ideas and strategies to capitalise on the opportunity. We’ll work with you to co-create multiple solutions based on what pieces we have and choose the best one that addresses your project objectives.

What we do
  • Ideation
  • Convergence
  • Planning & Scoping
Creating the blueprint

Once we’ve decided what we’re gonna build, this is where we turn the paper-and-pen strategy to a near-life prototype. It’s something we can see, touch and play with to get everyone on the same page. At the end of this phase, we have a blueprint (this is the manual we’ve been talking about) in hand and are ready to build.

What we do
  • Information Architecture
  • Content Strategy
  • Interaction Design
  • Art Direction & Visual Design
Putting the pieces together

In this phase, we turn the concept into reality. It is an exercise in dedication and communication – our team will put our heads down to build your final product and you will be kept in the loop of our progress. You can expect to be given updates and receive requests for inputs you can help us with to keep the project on track.

What we do
  • Put our heads down and make it happen
Taking care of what we’ve created

Like completed Lego sets, pieces need to be replaced from time to time. In this phase, we validate that our path is still appropriate for the business goals, user needs, market landscape and adapt accordingly. The team monitors and analyses of the product to ensure that it is delivering on your business objectives.

What we do
  • Measure Success
  • Evaluate Usability
  • Manage Systems

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See how we actually built one

Well, with a manual of course. Much as we love it, it’s a LEGO set, not a digital innovation!

Repeatable Ingenuity = Culture + Methodology

Savant Degrees helps businesses stay ahead by
designing digital products that are strategically aligned to
business goals, user expectations and technical constraints.