Social Good Explorers
Sproutel is equal parts R&D lab, design studio, and venture studio. With a relentless focus on the patient, we partner with companies to research, design, and launch products and services that deliver comfort, joy, and better health outcomes.
We are a nimble team that stays light on our feet, flexing adeptly to the needs of our partners, be they Fortune 500 companies or nonprofits. We stay lean by relying on our proprietary global network of collaborators, building specialized teams that enable us to work at a speed that can be difficult to find elsewhere. Our core capabilities include:
We begin with the voice of patients and the people who care for and about them. Through methods like contextual inquiry, participatory design, and usability testing, we define unmet user needs, inform design, identify whitespace opportunities for impact, and set achievable roadmaps for innovation.
We help partners collaborate with end-users to iteratively develop new products. Our expertise is in taking a whole brain approach to product design - considering user needs, aesthetics, functionality, engineering, and manufacturing simultaneously.
We design delightfully compelling experiences and make complex systems simple. Our services include user experience design, user interface design, service mapping, and prototyping abstract concepts.
Our partners often describe us as their bolt-on design, research, and product development team. Our engagements have a consistent track record of naturally and inevitably evolving into multi-year partnerships. We take a pragmatic approach to product design with our partners, considering user needs holistically alongside brand needs and manufacturing constraints.