Software Design and Engineering
User interface where it counts.
combines expertise in systems-oriented Industrial Design
with over 20 years of experience in UNIX operating system and
software applications development.
We offer complete software product and systems design services,
from concept to implementation.
Our understanding of the user design issues as well as the underlying
core technology enables us to provide software systems that
user requirements analysis
creative problem solving
user experience design
As industrial and graphic designers
we understand the human-computer interface (HCI)
and the relationship of form to function.
The software user interface is not limited to its "look and feel"
or its compliance to graphical user interface (GUI) standards.
Usability includes clear documentation, intelligible error messages,
intuitive navigation procedures,
raw system performance and stability,
integration with the operating system and other applications, and more.
Here again, our operating design paradigm is
"The system is the interface".
For a critique of the state of the art in software design and the methodology
we employ to deliver complete software solutions, see our position paper
Inventing the Future with Structured Planning.
Whether you need to improve your existing software systems
or you need
expertise to develop radical new technologies,
policies and procedures
In addition to user-centered design expertise,
our experience in the software industry includes
UNIX operating system development
and program management
for a number of target architectures.
We have established software engineering policies and procedures,
written software tools,
and headed teams
from engineering to integration, QA, release, documentation and support.
This means we have direct experience in all phases of the
development cycle for major software products.
Combined with our capabilities in
planning and systems
we can apply this experience
to help you establish or improve your company's
software development operations and processes.
has developed a specialized line of business using
Interactive Data Language
Exelis Visual Information Solutions
(formerly Research Systems Inc.), a cross-platform language specifically
developed for visualizing scientific information in many fields
including astronomy, physics, medicine and earth science.
After using IDL for a major solar astronomy application
we have been exploring IDL's potential for other visual information
applications, including a set of in-house
If your organization needs an IDL software application we can
help design and implement it.
You provide the science and we'll provide the functional
design specs and user interface, including the code.
Businesses and organizations can maximize the effectiveness of their
Web sites by taking full advantage of the other Internet services such
as FTP, telnet, email and mail lists, newsgroups and, of course,
in-house computing resources.
They can best capitalize on Web marketing by
integrating it into their daily operations.
We strive to advise our clients on how best to utilize all Internet services
to improve their internal operations and customer service.
Our whole systems design strategy often leads to recommendations
process changes made possible by new technology.
To get expert help for your software design and engineering needs
call Design Matrix at
(310) 455 3107 or
Joint projects with other software consultants and developers are