I'm Steve Crandall - a principal at Omenti
Contact me for details about consulting. I specialize in the intersection of technology and society combining my background in pure and applied physics with how people use technology. I'm not an engineer, but rather bring the tools and perspective of the natural sciences and a bit of the social sciences to a project. If you are finding you need to go a bit beyond technology while still keeping a solid grounding in it, we should probably talk.
In the natural sciences one learns to work comfortably and productively in a state of near constant uncertainty and confusion - in fact to relish those conditions. You certainly find answers, but the real goal is often to learn something deeper and discover the deeper questions. This approach has proven to be more broadly applicable than I had imagined.
Outside of physics I have worked on a wide range of projects including navigation, geolocation social media infrastructure and applications, digital music (soup to nuts), social testing and design, electric vehicles, human-electric hybrid vehicles, manufacturing techniques, assistive design, scenario planning, radio propagation, intellectual property analysis and vetting, science education, computer assisted and remote music education, energy and environmental analysis and audits, made-to-measure design, "playful" design, sports science, and so on... Rather than categorize what I do, it probably makes more sense to say I'm interested in connecting dots and working at the intersection of fields that may be poorly defined. I'm also good at being an impedance match to bring teams with very different skills together.
A brief description of this blog and what my approach appears here.
Omenti is derivative of J.R.R. Tolkein's elven language Quenya and is a place where two paths meet and people come together to exchange ideas.