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Govrn is an online platform to improve board meetings and management. It equips the board with the tools necessary to make informed decisions quickly and efficiently. The platform fosters collaboration, ensures compliance, and offers a strategic overview of the business, thereby enabling smarter business decisions for sustained growth and success.

Shaping the idea to improve board meetings, into an MVP

The 2 ambitious founders of Govrn came to us to help design the idea they had to improve board meetings and connect board members to their companies. They had performed over 100 interviews and knew exactly what to improve, they just didn’t know how.

Our Challenge

Today, board members of companies are overwhelmed with emails on decisions to make. Govrn wanted to create an effortless way for board members to securely communicate and make informed decisions through a digital platform.

Visualize & validate first ideas

  • 01 / Step

    No priorities

    Stakeholders had different vision on the right priorities

  • 02 / Step


    We started cutting and pasting screenshots from our favourite search, documentation, and productivity tools we created the first tangible concept.

  • 03 / Step


    After 10+ iterations of the wireframes, we derived a clickable prototype of how the app should work. We worked with a mobile-first approach, which forced us to keep the interface simple.

  • 04 / Step


    We went to potential users and asked their feedback. We learned that the voting functionality and the calendar concept were unclear at that point. Build fast, learn fast!

Analyse, design & build

After that first validation through research, we dove headfirst into the MVP creation. We deployed 3 tracks at the same time, pretty challenging to keep everything smoothly coordinated, but we managed!

  • 01 / Focus

    Discovery & documentation

    We conducted a detailed analysis of all functionality and documented it with Feature Passports where the why, the how and the success metrics are captured.

  • 02 / Focus

    Interface design

    We designed a high-fidelity HTML version of the user interface. Patterns were documented for swift implementation.

  • 03 / Focus


    The engineering team (of Exthand) was able to build the MVP based on the feature passports we've created. And we ensured smooth delivery on time for testing.

Launch & quality control

We released the software internally first to generate a lot of feedback. We organized and structured the feedback, so bugs were identified quickly and new ideas were logged for a later stage. Happy beta users were onboarded not long after that.


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