• 2018

    Sonalysts’ HAIL awarded follow on to develop Visual Argumentation Platform

    A multidisciplinary team from Sonalysts’ Human-Autonomy Interaction Laboratory (HAIL) has recently been awarded a Phase I Option from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to continue initial development of the Visual Argumentation for Resolving Inefficiencies (VARI) platform. Inspired by design thinking practices and the study of collective intelligence, VARI will enable diverse crowds of contributors to rapidly identify inefficiencies, then ideate, refine, and ultimately choose one or more solutions for the inefficiency. Initial work focuses on identifying organizational issues; however, VARI has applications in military decision making, as well as exploitation and dissemination of intelligence. “Everyone loves working on VARI because it touches so many different technical domains; it allows a really diverse set of scientists, analysts, and engineers to come together and learn from each other while solving a tricky problem” says Steve Dorton, the Principal Investigator for the project. “We’re really excited to keep this going forward, and are really looking forward to testing the prototype in the next phase.”

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  • 2018

    Sonalysts Achieves CMMI Level 3

    WATERFORD, CT. -- Sonalysts, Inc., an employee-owned national defense contractor, announced that its Software and Courseware Development project teams have been appraised at Maturity Level 3 of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration.  The appraisal was performed by The Process Group.

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  • 2018

    Sonalysts Lab Taking Research on the Road

    Research from Sonalysts’ Human-Autonomy Interaction Laboratory (HAIL) has recently been accepted for presentation and publication at two major venues: The Department of Defense Human Factors Engineering Technical Advisory Group (DODHFETAG), and the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES). The featured research showcases a blend of the social and computational sciences and has applicability across a wide variety of military and civilian domains.

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  • 2018

    Big Year on the Horizon for Design Thinking

    Sonalysts is projected to have a record year of activity in its design thinking division, Ideation Development Events and Activities (IDEAS), led by Ms. LeeAnn Maryeski.  The IDEAS initiative fuses design thinking methods with rigorous analytics to create new tools and methods aimed at addressing complex problem areas.  One such method, Targeted Ideation Development Events (TIDEs), brings together a diverse group of stakeholders, developers, and designers to work through a tailored agenda of design thinking methods.  TIDEs use a scalable convergent/divergent framework to define problems, develop innovative concepts, and refine those concepts into implementable solutions.  In the upcoming year, Sonalysts has already scheduled six TIDEs for the Navy, the Air Force, and commercial small businesses with the potential to double that number by the end of the year. 

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