Our Manifesto

We teach people new tricks. Our methodology is based on helping users learn how to adopt new technologies. Our founder worked in XEROX Parc, getting people to use the first touchscreen, popularized on the iPhone. Since then, we have developed a track record of creating designs that make users evangelizers of the products we help create.

We focus on the customer. Everything we do is grounded in customer needs. We use our advanced design-thinking methodology called Psycho-Aesthetics to identify new opportunities grounded in Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and Joseph Campbell’s work on mythology. These ground-breaking theories have driven our human-centered designs for decades and provide a recipe for success.

We don’t lose sight of the bottom line. We create user experiences that drive adoption and success around key business goals, whether they be profitability, engagement, or saving lives. To ensure that our partners are successful, we use a strategic approach to design that includes short-term, medium-term, and long-term opportunities.

We move quickly. We use Agile and Lean Startup methodologies to learn quickly from mistakes. Using one or two weeks sprints, we focus our time on testing hypotheses by building prototypes, testing prototypes, and changing product requirements. We build by iterating — making mistakes quickly and early so that we don’t have to later.

We aren’t afraid to say “no.” Mistakes are made too often with one word: “yes.” Designing and developing software is about focusing on core user needs and translating those needs into products that solve problems. We will never hesitate to offer our candid opinion about decisions and say “no” to choices that are not in advance of our client’s goals.

We only work with the best. We employ the best cross-disciplinary team of developers, designers, and researchers. The best is not limited to creative ability or technical talent. The best are curious about the future, think strategically, and are focused on the team not the individual. We will never compromise on talent or teamwork.

We are humble experts. We have 40 years of experience, and we aren’t afraid to throw down some knowledge. But in our 40 years, we know we usually don’t have The Answer at the outset of a project. Getting to The Answer is a collaboration between us, our clients, and our stakeholders. It’s only through active communication and collaborative brainstorming that we can solve a problem.

We enjoy what we do. Centuries of human wisdom have proven that to do your best work you need to enjoy what you do. We feel a deep sense of joy and purpose in helping our clients create industry-defining digital experiences and incubating businesses that move the human race forward. We are doing our life’s work each and every day.

Our Clients

Our Work

RKS Design Loan Gifting

LoanGifting

A solution to the 40 million graduates suffering from debt and the distress that comes with it. A digital service experience that redefines student loan debt.

Hamilton MicroLab Prep Product Design Firm

MicroLab Prep

The solution enables users to make their workflows faster and more precise by bringing automation to a manually intensive workflow. Compact Laboratory pipetting automation that scales with your medical lab to increase efiiciency.

Talis Biomedical

Redefining women’s health through a point of care solution that enabled patients to receive their test results in 20 minutes. RKS worked with Talis to develop a holistic solution including physical, digital, and brand touchpoints for a system that would provide STD test results.

Spiral Health

SaaS platform development for spinal health startup to diagnose and treat spinal health using advanced body scanning technology of proprietary machine learning algorithms. Created entire architecture of software platform, all front and backend development, mobile app, and e-commerce implentation. Utilized Python/Django, PostgreSQL, SizeStream Body Scanner SDK, Windows C# and WPF.

Maholo Life

Eldercare platform using a hybrid Salesforce and custom SAAS approach. Development of website and platform service that combine HIPAA compliant Salesforce back-end with an AWS based front-end, integrating Salesforce back-end with AWS front-end using various API’s and integration schemes. Re-architected application using Python/Django, Salesforce, PostgreSQL, and Angular.

Care Logic

SaaS platform development for disruptive eldercare startup, designed and developed to provide families with a customized action plan to aid in managing the care of their elderly loved ones. Carried out customer discovery and research, UI design, prototyping, and application architecture.

CoverUs

Development of mobile app used for earning money and reducing health costs. Cross-platform mobile application to allow users to earn and save by connecting their digital health data while maintaining their privacy. Responsible for application architecture, design, and cross-platform front-end development.

Specs

Development of a cutting-edge mobile app for leading eyewear retailer Spec, using augmented reality technology to enable customers to virtually try on eyewear in real-time and make purchases from the convenience of their mobile phones. Responsible for the application architecture, front end development, testing and release management, and facial tracking software.

UniWheel

Design and development of mobile apps for a game-changing personal transportation company that enables users to easily configure and track their activity. Worked on the user interface design, application architecture, front, and backend development, testing, and release management.

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