Mapping Tiers

The Guidance and Deliverables You Need to Kickstart Your Software Project

All projects are created differently and have different needs when it comes to designing your software solution (known as Mapping at Airship). That’s why we recently added some new options to help our clients get the deliverables and expert guidance they need for a successful software design process.

Pricing and included deliverables are listed within each Tier below.

Tier #1: Introductory Mapping

Our introductory-level Mapping tier is a great first step for businesses and entrepreneurs who are unsure of where to start or just what they intend to accomplish. This is typically early in the process where a formal, structured exploration of ideas with a product and design expert would be beneficial.

Tier #1 Mapping Deliverables:

  • One 4-hour Discovery Meeting
  • Written value proposition for your intended outcomes
  • Initial goals/Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for both the user and the business
  • Some lightweight competitive analysis
  • Identification of personas representing your users
  • Empathy map
  • Written document containing items listed above

Tier #1 pricing starts at $2,900. If you’re interested in creating an introductory-level Mapping, tell us about your project to get firm pricing estimate.

Tier #2: New Features/Add-ons

This tier is perfect for organizations with existing apps that need new feature additions or enhancements. Tier #2 is also a great option for new software builds that are back-end focused or the design for the User Interface (UI) is not as critical. Sometimes these clients have their own designs or design is not the most critical component compared to complex architecture needs.

Tier #2 Mapping Deliverables:

  • A set of Discovery Meetings
  • Consultation on approach
  • Ideation
  • Some lightweight and efficient market research on users and competitors
  • Wireframe models to represent and confirm functionality
  • Written technical scope of work
  • Estimate and timing to complete

Tier #2 pricing starts at $7,000. If you’re interested in creating a Mapping focused on back-end development, tell us about your project to get firm pricing estimate.

Tier #3: Starting from Scratch

Our Tier #3 Mapping is a great option for organizations looking for a brand new web or mobile software application. These clients usually need design assets and are very interested in learning more about what Airship can deliver and validating the project goals and partnership potential. Projects that are starting from scratch are exciting and we would be thrilled to get the opportunity to build something great together.

Tier #3 Mapping Deliverables:

  • A set of Discovery Meetings
  • Consultation on approach
  • Ideation
  • Some lightweight and efficient market research on Users and Competitors
  • Wireframe models to represent and confirm functionality
  • High-fidelity designs of 3-to-4 screens to represent design direction
  • Written technical scope of work
  • Estimate and timing to complete

Tier #3 pricing starts at $12,000. If you’re interested in planning a new application build complete with design assets, tell us about your project to get firm pricing estimate.

Tier #4: New App + User Research/Testing

Our last Mapping example is a great option for organizations looking to build a new web or mobile software application from scratch that also need the value gained from professional user and usability research. These clients will need design assets and UX skills, but the key feature of this Mapping tier is the user research and testing conducted as part of the process.

Tier #4 Mapping Deliverables:

  • A set of Discovery Meetings
  • Consultation on approach
  • Ideation
  • Market research on Users and Competitors
  • User feedback incorporated into the feedback loop as part of the design process for wireframes and the user interface design.
  • User flows and user stories
  • Wireframe models to represent and confirm functionality
  • High-fidelity designs of 4-to-6 screens to represent design direction
  • Written technical scope of work
  • Estimate and timing to complete

Tier #4 pricing starts at $20,000. If you think your project needs a deep-dive Mapping including user research, we’ve got the experts to help.   Tell us about your project to get firm pricing estimate.