The human-centered design firm, Azul Seven, is joining forces with business technology consulting firm, OST to deliver next-level results
Azul Seven, a national design consulting firm combining human-centered design and biomimicry to solve business challenges, has announced the combination of its business practices with digital and IT consulting firm, OST. This Minneapolis-based partnership will power a unified human-centered design and innovation practice leveraging expert IT strategy and execution.
Together with OST, Azul Seven will now be able to offer customers expanded capabilities in services including digital transformation, healthcare IT, IoT, digital commerce and data, as well as Azul Seven’s core capabilities of experience strategy and design, qualitative customer insights and service design.
“As a market leader in human-centered design practices, our team is thrilled to be merging with OST’s team of business technology experts,” says Lisa Helminiak, CEO of Azul Seven. “Both teams understand technology has the power to facilitate great service, or get in the way as we’ve all experienced during the unexpected shift to remote work. We’re excited to be working together to help our customers navigate through the pandemic and beyond to emerge as winners in their industries.”
Founded in 2008, Azul Seven has built a national reputation for producing insight-led digital product and service innovation. Working with a number of clients, from forward-looking industry leaders to start-ups, Azul Seven designs digital and service experiences that retain customers, build brands and generate real business value. Leveraging OST’s over two decades of demonstrated expertise in human behavior-led strategy & insights, digital experiences, connected products, cloud infrastructure and enterprise managed services, Azul Seven has gained the ability to deliver on integrated, cross-functional technology.
“Furthering our commitment to advance OST’s presence in the Minneapolis area, integrating the Azul Seven team will benefit customers on both ends as we work together to improve customer experience through technology,” said Meredith Bronk, President and CEO of OST. “Azul Seven’s deep experience in healthcare, financial services and other highly regulated industries is positioned to add tremendous value across the board.”