Development & Design Skills

Development & Design Skills

We have a passion. We love user interfaces that impress people and that are highly functional to the end-user. We love pulling up our sleeves and getting our hands dirty implementing novel technologies. We love being efficient. We love leaving behind well-documented and structured code, components, and libraries.

We love development and design and luckily for us it shows up in all stages of innovation and across platforms.

Demonstrators and prototypes of a technology need to convince people of a concept.¬†At the same time, there’s a merging of web sites, computer applications, phone applications, tabloid technologies, and digital TVs resulting in a rich environment for intuitive user-interface development. Whatever the interface, the required skills are the same but the tools used are different depending on the stage of the project. A lot of the action happens behind the interface: connecting with servers, plugging into web services, collecting data, and analyzing data. In the analytic world there’s also an interesting development taking place due to network access and hardware speed. Instead of providing static graphs, reports on paper, and off-line models, there’s a significant increase in user interfaces that display data in real-time, to anyone, anywhere, on any device. Mathematical models operate more and more in real-time as well. We gladly help you with any form of implementation, or we can assist you by leading a team of developers.

Enticing demonstrators

To convince an client, company, or investor a clear and simple animation, slideshow, or wireframe model is needed. This first demo usually carries quite some milage and sparks many discussion points. The tools used are often Matlab, iWork Pages, Photoshop, Powerpoint, or even Flex. Word documents are best avoided as they tend to get too heavy with words.

Clear and precise, that’s what the message needs to be.

Intuitive user interfaces

The first version of a new product is an empty shell with missing functionalities. The front-end should be highly intuitive, showcasing the technology. The development environment should be dictated by the end use(rs): is RIA desired? Is SEO important? Should it work on mobile phones and tabloids? Choosing the right interface from the beginning saves unnecessary costs. It’s frustrating seeing how often programs have to get transformed into another language. Have we already said we love a good design?

Secure back-end development

Virtually any device nowadays can hook up to a network and send and receive data. Chips are getting smaller, cheaper, and more powerful. The advancements in networks, data storage, and processing power are not slowing down and have resulted in an explosion of data and demand in business intelligence. Web services are increasing common as they provides a means for both¬†companies and consumers to hook up to databases, using any device. All of this has to be set up by someone…

Insightful data analysis

Traditionally, statistics and mathematical models were run stand-alone, data was copied into Excel, after which graphs were copied to Word and reports were produced. Enter Visual Data Analysis, where decision makers can navigate through the data in real-time. This highlights the value of the partnership between mathematical and creative web design skills. RIA is a good choice for realizing this.

This is only the tip of the ice berg. See Hans Rosling’s Gapminder if you haven’t yet!!