Human Systems Development

The Swan Factory is full-stack, full-service development shop. We use cutting-edge web technology to help you develop the products, processes, and people of your dreams. Our speciality is startups, small businesses, and non-profit organizations that want to escape dysfunctional legacy platforms and business models.

Developing Human Systems

We are pioneers in Human Systems Development, an emerging discipline that marries Human Resources and Information Systems — the two most misunderstood and under-rated functions in today’s organizations.

The hardest aspect of any technology transition is people — which is a good thing! When you hire passionate employees, it is natural for them to become deeply invested in the existing platform.Our goal is respect that investment while helping them and your company move towards a more sustainable and competitive future.

Our Philosophy

  1. All Technology problems are really Human problems
    1. Values
    2. Experiences
    3. Capabilities
  2. All Human problems are really Systems problems
    1. Relationships
    2. Incentives
    3. Feedback
  3. All Systems problems are really Technology problems
    1. Time
    2. Energy
    3. Money

Our Services

  • Strategic Research and Planning
  • Change Management
  • Product Requirements Definition
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Agile Practices
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Minimum Viable Product Development

Our Technology

  • CoffeeScript and Node.JS
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Objective-C and Cocoa

Our Pricing

We are not cheap, but we work fast, so the total cost is lower than you might think. We offer flexible payment options tied to business outcomes. Contact us for a quote.


Because of the delicate nature of our work, we are not able to publish our list of clients.  However, we are happy to arrange confidential interviews as needed.

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