Clever Franke
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Clever Franke

A design agency that uses data to create interactive products and experiences.


CLEVER FRANKE is a design agency that uses data to create interactive products and experiences. We invent new solutions that exceed boundaries and help organizations in their data driven digital transformation. Using our knowledge of design, the power of data, and innovative technologies we create powerful tools to solve complex problems.

It is our mission to solve the most complex of challenges, create impact through relevant solutions, to challenge perceptions and to inspire change by venturing into the uncharted.

Our Approach

We enable the understanding, exploration and discovery of data, freeing the user to focus on what matters.

Our work is at the forefront of design and technology; a constraint we are constantly challenging. Using data as a strategic asset throughout our creative process; we empower our insights and validate our outputs. While our focus remains on solving business and communication challenges; we are firm advocates of an ‘end-user first’ philosophy. We create relevant, meaningful solutions that are designed to be used by people.

Consulting Toolkit

Our toolkit enables us to cycle through activities that collectively form an answer to the challenges we face. It consists of elements that can be applied independently throughout the project process. This provides our team and clients with a framework, to deliver results and stay flexible, to adapt and anticipate change.

For every new project we select the right tools that will deliver maximum impact. Below shows an overview of the type of tools we are using and continue to improve upon. To learn more about our consulting offerings, visit the CLEVER FRANKE website

Consulting Offerings: 


  • Strategy & Business Design Workshops
  • User Stakeholder Interviews
  • Quantitative User Research
  • Contextual Inquiry
  • Personas & User Goals
  • Customer Journey Mapping
  • Competitor Analysis & Benchmarking
  • Stakeholder Workshops
  • Data Capture & Analysis
  • Technology Exploration
  • Expert Review


  • Ideation Workshop
  • Creative Strategy & Positioning
  • Concept Design
  • Scenario & Storyboard Creation
  • Prototyping
  • Concept Testing
  • Roadmap Strategy & User Stories
  • API Specification


  • Content Strategy & Editorial Outline
  • Data Prototyping
  • Copywriting & Editing
  • Photography, Illustration & Cinematography

Design & Development

  • Style Guide & Design Rationale
  • Technical Design & Requirements
  • UI / UX Design
  • Visual Design
  • Motion Design
  • Front-End Development
  • Back-End Development
  • Software Development
  • Continuous Integration & Deployment
  • Unit & Acceptance Testing

Marketing & PR

  • Marketing Strategy
  • Media & Press Kit
  • Outreach Planning
  • Media Analysis


  • Usage Analytics
  • A/B Testing
  • User Testing
  • Goal Validation

    • Thomas Clever & Gert Franke
    • Bob Corporaal Hosting UX Cocktail Hour
    • Team Members

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