Process

Designing for Performance, Testability, and Support

Creative Yet On-time

Our goal is to provide more than a design. We want to provide total solutions that are creative and keep you competitive. And are on-time, and on-budget. Creative solutions and timely delivery can only converge when a process is designed to embrace these often divergent goals.

Visualizing Your Future

Like any textbook engineering process, we believe in a thorough analysis and specification phase up front. But, where we differ from most, is our passion for visualizing the end product from day one. Whether with diagrams, prototypes or simply colorful mental images, we work with you to picture your end product in use. The size, the weight, the operating environment, the end users: All are projected and defined so we can best determine all the input and output operating parameters for your device. Only then can a realistic and robust product specification be produced. Then, as we move from requirements to design, detailed design, implementation, integration and testing, we continually challenge each transition with this endpoint visualization. Not only will budgets be met and timelines respected, but the end result will be a robust performer that meets your original expectations. Because at the start of your project, we’ve already seen the future.

Designing for Test

Not only does this process create a great product, but it creates one that can be tested. Often at the short end of the process stick, a proper and robust test plan will make the difference between “just a good idea” and a profitable performer. Early visualization of the environment and all possible inputs allow testability to be built-in. Design time is cut. Testing costs are slashed. Successful results are magnified

Designing for the Future

While we pride ourselves on the cleverness and functionality of our designs, we are very proud of our ability to design for the future. Part of our analysis will be to identify all the functional areas that may change in the future. This might anticipate new features, new configurations, or planned obsolescence. Every dollar spent now on this process can save hundreds, thousands or hundreds of thousands later.

Since we’re proud of our work, we like to brag about it. And documentation is our vehicle of choice for boasting. We want you to remember what we did and why. And we want to make it easy on the engineers that will modify or update your product. Of course, we want you to bring us back for that update. But we don’t want you to HAVE to because of poor documentation.