Our Capabilities

We offer expert-led solutions, drawing from our unique combination of skillsets. Our capabilities span a range of specialities. Technical: product development, user experience and visual design. Qualitative user research: focus groups, product testing and piloting. Business management: business process mapping and analysis. Content creation: website, social media, and publicity materials. Product training: training and documentation for your finished product.

Proof of Concept Funding

We have multiple years of experience of helping companies, individuals and entrepreneurs with pulling together and submitting proposals for Proof of Concept Funding. Our experience and knowledge in this area helps us to understand what is involved, and what hurdles you may face.

We will be transparent and explain what is possible within a budget, and what is out of scope.

Minible Viable Product Creation

As Avata grows, a lot of clients approach us about building an MVP: this is the least feature-intensive version of a product that can be tested and eventually sold to a customer.

Our goal here is to plan out clear sprints that are achievable, and work in an agile way to meet the customer’s needs: on budget and on time.

Content Writing

When it comes to Content Writing, we bring a unique skill-set with over 15 years of experience: from successful project proposals, to websites, press releases, blogs and social media.

Added to this are our credits in developing and producing content for broadcast television, including the BBC (UK), RTE (Ireland) and PBS (USA). We listen closely to our clients’ needs, and create compelling content.

Training and documentation

It’s great to have a solution that meets all your needs, but if your team can’t use it then it will never see it’s potential. Training and documentation help introduce people to the solution, highlighting the direct benefits to them. Training helps people familiarise themselves with the solution and understand how it fits with what they do.

This helps increase buy-in, and in turn the effectiveness and impact of the solution. Our projects have included training and documentation from tips and hints, right through to in-person training sessions and corporate videos.

Open Source Based Projects

At the core of Avata is open source – all of our consortium work involves some element of open source creation or improvement. We consider it to be the most effective, and only long-term competitive, economic model for software.

What is open source?
It takes the business focus off the computer code we create, returning to the basis of all craft – we put our value in our services, our expertise and our knowledge. A modern paradigm in IT has been building products and charging services based on reinventing the wheel for each customer – it’s their IP but only once they have paid for something that has been written 10,000 times from scratch to do an identical job.

User Experience & Visual Design

UX (User Experience) is at the forefront of all our projects. Every project we work on focuses on the customer experience. We aim to create the most streamlined solutions for customers to interact with the product to complete the end goal; whether that is signing up, paying for something or initiating a task.

We don’t over-complicate the development or the design. We build the simplest form of the product, ensuring the customer’s focus and engagement.

Focus Groups & Product Feedback

Many of the larger projects we work on require focus groups with key users of the end platform. This is a great way to gather detailed, incisive feedback. Talking directly to targeted users helps us meet their needs, and fine-tune what we are building, designing or offering.

We have successfully run focus groups with Government, Digital and Open Data agencies in London and Northern Ireland.

Training and documentation

It’s great to have a solution that meets all your needs, but if your team can’t use it then it will never see it’s potential. Training and documentation help introduce people to the solution, highlighting the direct benefits to them. Training helps people familiarise themselves with the solution and understand how it fits with what they do.

This helps increase buy-in, and in turn the effectiveness and impact of the solution. Our projects have included training and documentation from tips and hints, right through to in-person training sessions and corporate videos.