We are a community of designers and developers. The unique structure of our team makes us able to tackle a wide range of digital problems from web sites, to mobile, to application development. Our core team is as comfortable pushing pixels as they are writing code. This means that not only will your UI look amazing; it will be designed to play off the strengths and limitations of your particular platform. Conversely, not only will your code handle a tsunami of traffic with elegance – it will conform to a carefully constructed vision and provide a powerful user experience.
We specialize in the design and development of industrial strength WordPress implementations. WordPress is an open source content management application backed by an international community of expert developers and utilized by many of the world’s largest corporations. It’s stable, robust, and best of all – WordPress is extremely easy to use. We’ve designed and built multiple networks (Gigaom, MTV, RadioOne, TownSquare, Seagate, Holiday Inn) producing nearly 300 sites, many of which individually attract over a million unique visitors per month. We specialize in pushing the boundaries of what WordPress can do. Full galleries, social media and extensive API integrations, event management, front end authentication and single sign-on, custom layouts and designs that transcend the traditional blog, community sites with forum integration, live streaming media – you name it, we can code it.
Mobile + Devices
As connectivity spreads from your phone, to your tv, your fridge and then to a kiosk in the store, mobile and connected devices are rapidly becoming the primary point of engagement. We believe simplicity is a driver – it forces you to focus on your message rather than your features. We’ve designed and built dozens of device specific mobile phone applications (SAP, eBay, Ask.com, Dictionary.com, GigaOm, Surfline), applications for Televisions, Kiosks and Digital Signage (Panasonic, Westinghouse) and a grip of mobile friendly websites. We specialize in bringing solid UI and engaging aesthetics to this highly variable landscape. The future is unplugged. Are you?
Prototyping + R&D
We often get handed a problem, not a specific direction, and we excel in that space.
- How do you centralize accountability across an outsourced and distributed supply chain? (SAP)
- What can you do that’s new and cool with a mobile phone and a television? (Panasonic)
- Can you energize a police officer training platform (cops have fallen asleep in our user study)? (Boeing)
And we dream up solutions. Sometimes they take the form of sketches and wireframes. Sometimes they turn up as inspirational videos and narratives. Often they become full-fledged prototypes that let you explore all the edge cases and possibilities that you couldn’t anticipate. Backed with research, our solutions can push the boundaries of what’s possible, or re-envision current technologies in new ways. If you’ve got a glimmer of an idea, we can help make it real. It’s not all pie in the sky dreaming. When SAP asks us for our vision of 2015, or to develop an idea into a new product, they’re looking for ideas they can act on. We are proud to say that our prototypes (SAP, Westinghouse, Panasonic, Ask.com) have become full fledged products now on the open market or ended up on the show floor at major shows like CES.