Whether it is logic diagramming, technical illustration, or desktop publishing – we got you covered. We provide technical educational services including technical writing and illustration, screen-cast tutorial production, and on-site computer software and hardware training.

Technical Illustration and Diagraming

Need a custom 2D or 3D illustration for your printable documentation project?  How about technical illustrations and diagrams for promotional or educational content on the web?  Our mastery of 2D, 3D, CAD, and illustration tools and techniques allows us to produce unique illustrations.  Since we also have artistic talent using traditional mediums, we can combine our digital and “by-hand” art skills to produce a custom look.  We have created technical illustrations, flow charts, logic diagrams, and Visio layouts for presentations, manuals, brochures, and publications.  Whatever your technical illustration needs are, we can add that extra artistic touch that makes a lasting impression.

Technical Writing/ Training

Need to provide computer hardware or software training to employees or clients?  Need someone to help communicate complex ideas to the average reader?  Who will produce needed educational materials, so end users can most benefit from your product or project?  We have created user/product manuals, white papers, requirements documents, specifications, and procedures documents for various system designers and IT clients.  We also have created video and screen-cast tutorials for software training.  We specialize in offering training and support for all the software tools we use ourselves, plus Open Source software tools may not have simple training courses available in the community.  We also provide training and support for all the computer systems we design and implement.  We even travel to your location to provide on-site training.  When you need complex technical ideas expressed in plain language, we can help.

The Process

How do we get the work done?  We consult with you to define the scope of work, giving recommendations within the project’s time, budget, and technical constraints.  After contract negotiation, we then conceptualize and draft digital proofs of original ideas.  We then create and lay out all graphics and content for client approval.  This is an iterative process with many repetitive cycles, until the final work is approved by the client.  After final approval, the end result is a high quality publication or presentation that can be distributed in a variety of digital formats.

Tools (not a complete list):

  • Technical Illustration: Lightwave 3D, AutoCAD, Revit, Google Sketch-Up, Draftsight, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator), Inkscape, The GIMP.
  • Diagramming & Charting: Microsoft Visio, Open Office.
  • Writing and Desktop Publishing: Adobe Acrobat, Open Office.
  • Screen-cast production: Camtasia Studio, CamStudio.

Client List:

  • System Design Works, Las Vegas, NV
  • Urban Display Network LLC, Las Vegas, NV
  • Ad Art Electronic Sign Corp., Las Vegas, NV
  • Freemont Street Experience, Las Vegas, NV
  • Yale University, New Haven, CT

As part of our technical service offerings we have produced educational materials for various software projects and educational presentations. Samples include software user manuals and screen cast tutorials written and produced in-house.

Yale Lacrosse Scoreboard Software Manual

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The Ad Art VS Sports Controller is a custom software application used to control custom scoreboards installed in Yale University’s Lacrosse Field. We produced, in cooperation with Ad Art Inc., the technical writing, layout, and illustrations for the software manual.

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Yale Soccer Scoreboard Software Manual

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The Ad Art VS Sports Controller is a custom software application used to control custom scoreboards installed in Yale University’s Soccer Field. We produced, in cooperation with Ad Art Inc., the technical writing, layout, and illustrations for the software manual.

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Yale Tennis Scoreboard Software Manual

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The Ad Art VS Sports Controller is a custom software application used to control custom scoreboards installed in Yale University’s Tennis Court Center. We produced, in cooperation with Ad Art Inc., the technical writing, layout, and illustrations for the software manual.

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Yale Football Scoreboard Screen-cast Tutorial

 

The Ad Art VS Sports Controller is a custom software application used to control custom scoreboards installed in Yale University’s Class of 1954 Field. We scripted, recorded, and edited (in cooperation with Ad Art Inc.) the screencast tutorial using Camtasia Studio software.

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Yale Football Scoreboard Software Manual

 

The Ad Art VS Sports Controller is a custom software application used to control custom scoreboards installed in Yale University’s Class of 1954 Field. We produced, in cooperation with Ad Art Inc., the technical writing, layout, and illustrations for the software manual.

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PIDS Software Manual

 

The Parking Information Display System is a custom software application owned by Certified Electronic Displays Inc. and coded by System Design Works.  It is used to control custom electronic informational signs networked together in a group of parking structures. We produced the technical writing, layout, and illustrations for the software manual.

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A sample screen-cast video series entitled “CouchDB and ExtJS-4, A Winning “Web 2.0 App” Combination” is provided below.  The series details how to build an example client side MVC (Model, View, Controller) CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete) Web 2.0 application that uses CouchDB as the back-end database server and ExtJS-4 as the client side Javascript application framework.

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mvcCouch Tutorial Part 4.6 - Building mvcCouch - Publishing with CouchApp and SDK Tools
Overview: Demonstrate the CouchApp "push" command. Demonstrate Sencha's
mvcCouch Tutorial Part 4.5 - Building mvcCouch - Create a CouchDB View
Overview: Create the CouchDB view function. Objectives: Show how
mvcCouch Tutorial Part 4.4 - Building mvcCouch - Views & Implementation Code
Overview: Set up Views (Viewport.js, List.js, Detail.js, DocEdit.js &
mvcCouch Tutorial Part 4.3 - Building mvcCouch - Models & Stores
Overview: Set up Models (Doc.js & Member.js) and Stores
mvcCouch Tutorial Part 4.2 - Building mvcCouch - Index.html, app.js, Users.js
Overview: Set up Index.html, app.js, and Users.js (Controller script). Objectives:
mvcCouch Tutorial Part 4.1 - Building mvcCouch - Project & Environment Setup
Overview: Setting up the environment, application directories, and files
mvcCouch Tutorial Part 3 - Exploring mvcCouch
Overview: Demonstrate how to use mvcCouch. Objectives: Demonstrate how
mvcCouch Tutorial Part 2 - Getting Started with ExtJS-4
Overview: How to install and get familiar with ExtJS-4
mvcCouch Tutorial Part 1 - Getting Started with Couchdb
Overview: How to install and get familiar with CouchDB
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