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Understanding people, helping people understand.

We’re a small and mighty information design, interaction design and design research consultancy. Learn more about us.

We believe that design can play an integral role in creating positive change.

What We Do

Platforms that inform decision-making, inspire action, and drive positive behaviors.

Our approach to designing digital products is grounded in interaction design and user experience best practices. Paired with our expertise in information design, we excel at building complex and information-heavy web tools and apps.

A sample of MyDecision app screenshots

Dezudio + University of Pittsburgh Center for Women’s Health Research and Innovation

MyDecision and MyVoice: Tools to support women in family planning and decision making for reproductive health

What We Do

Research that delivers actionable insights at every stage of the design process.

As design researchers, we specialize in using or creating the right methods and research frameworks to meet you where you are. We are equally comfortable working at the front end of a design process to understand people’s needs, patterns, and behaviors as we are evaluating existing platforms to inform your decision-making about what to design next.

A woman reading

Dezudio + CooperVision

Novel approaches to ethnographic design research to understand the experience of presbyopes with vision correction

What We Do

Smart, disciplined document systems that get the job done.

We take a rigorous, 360-degree approach to help organizations communicate with purpose, including design and content strategy. We bring clarity and focus to your key messages and reinforce them through consistent design decisions. The more data, the better: we delight in making your information understandable to your target audience.

A sample document system

Dezudio + ACCESS

Communication system for paratransit program serving people with disabilities and older adults

What We Do

Design processes that gather stakeholders around a common challenge.

As experienced facilitators, we design and implement targeted processes to make progress on pressing challenges. We work with our clients collaboratively to articulate objectives and key questions, design the experience, and capture information throughout—always with an eye toward the end goal of sharing the outcomes and what we learned.

Edifice of Brooklyn LAB Charter School

Dezudio + Brooklyn LAB Charter School

Tools, strategies, and communications for school reopening during COVID-19

What We Do

Digital strategy for organizations looking to inform, engage, and inspire.

We investigate, strategize, design, and develop for your digital ecosystem, whether your web presence is a single site or spans across multiple domains. We are laser-focused on maintaining your brand identity across a consistent user experience.

A sampling of the Genetics Society of America branding

Dezudio + Genetics Society of America

Ongoing identity, communication, web design, and technology strategy

What We Do

Workshops and lectures that help teams connect and learn something new.

As educators, we believe that our teaching practice and our design practice are symbiotic. We bring the best of both worlds to organizations and communities through interactive workshops and engaging curricula on topics including interaction and information design, design research, collaboration, and more.

Ashley from Dezudio presenting at a workshop

Dezudio + Red Chair Pittsburgh

Women in UX talk on gender bias in the design workplace

Our Approach

We believe that design differentiates powerful products and experiences from the rest. Great partnerships are powerful, too. Here’s what we bring to the table as partners on every project.

Understanding People

Research is what makes us great designers. Making sense of things by observing and interacting with people is a foundational aspect of our design practice. We don’t have a standard formula or secret recipe. Instead, we draw from a wealth of research methods and frameworks to suit the context and questions we face.

Helping People Understand

At its core, our work is about helping people to understand and engage with information for themselves, so that they can make decisions and take action. We make meaning from data and communicate it using proven strategies from the fields of information and interaction design. We move from the high-level down into the details and back until every element is doing its job to help people understand what they need to succeed.

Meet the team →

We’ve worked with large companies, small startups, and everything in between.

Gates Foundation
Age Friendly Greater Pittsburgh
Carnegie Mellon School of Design
Wilkinsburg Community Development Cooperation

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