Cornelia Stinchcomb Davis
Software Federation Inc.
PO Box 19950
Boulder, CO 80308
- Current focus: Lightweight project
management and development methodologies, business process consulting,
technical requirements analysis, innovative user interfaces.
- Research interests:
Human-computer interaction, direct manipulation graphics, software
architecture, information visualization,
President, Software Federation Inc. , 7/96 - present
provides consulting and outsourcing services for custom application
development. We are specialists in innovative user interfaces using direct
manipulation graphics, software architecture, and the development of knowledge
based systems. My responsibilities include business development, proposal
preparation, technical consulting and project management.
- Sandia National Laboratories: Account management, requirements analysis, architecture
and design review, user interface design, documentation, system testing,
change and defect management, user experience analysis, stakeholder
training. Software Federation built ChileCAD, an ECAD schematic capture tool using Software Farm's
Mica direct manipulation graphics framework. ChileCAD provides a direct manipulation graphical user
interface that allows Sandia scientists to input electronic designs by
drawing schematics or loading SPICE netlists,
then access Sandia's own custom simulation tools
that run on some of the world's fastest machines. Rich Java client with
- Archstone Communities: Requirements
analysis, scope definition, collaborative user interface design, change
management, deployment planning, project management and management
consulting for Web site that allows members of the public to lease apartments
online. Created client specific, scalable software development methodology
based on project-appropriate usage of directed template documents that
individually address elements of the software development lifecycle. Microsoft
development tools with SQL Server.
- Interactive Gaming & Wagering: Strategic planning, management consulting, analysis and
business engineering focused on front-to-back integration of operations
and product development. Served as interim head of technical
operations. IGW is a rapidly growing software vendor that, in addition to
their custom gaming software platform, also provides
ancillary telecommunications and Internet services, web and application
hosting, and IT services to its clients.
Highly heterogeneous hardware and software environment.
Object oriented analysis to support knowledge management. Prepared an
enterprise document model that presents an overview of the corporate document
corpus to provide a foundation for a business specific document services
architecture prepared for a Xerox client.
- National Center for Atmospheric Research: Object technology mentoring for organizational
modeling and the development of an architecture and toolset to support
community information sharing.
- Innovative Research:
Business consulting, requirements analysis, architectural and UI design,
testing and delivery of second generation capacity planning tool for
analysis of distributed and parallel computer systems and software. Direct
manipulation interface. Funded by SBIR. Development in Java.
Business process engineering and object oriented modeling to support
corporate document services strategy and architecture (with Priority Process Associates ).
Requirements analysis, design and Java prototyping of visual interface to
custom release and software configuration management toolset.
- Prescient Group:
Project management and requirements analysis for next generation WWW
Consultant, for contract house, 1/91 - 6/96
included software analysis and design, programming, and project management.
Work was primarily performed from my home office supplemented by appropriate visits
to the customer site. Teams sometimes included other contract house personnel
or client staff. Frame, Sun SPARC (SunOS/Solaris), X/Xt/Motif, OpenLook, C/C++, Select
OMT, UIM/X, VisualADE, TeleUSE,
DevGuide, Galaxy, Ingres, Sybase.
- Clear Communications:
Project management and design consulting, requirements analysis and user
interface design for telecommunications network fault management system.
Project management consulting, project planning and mentoring for personal
emergency response system operations center software.
- COBE Renal Care:
Business process consulting and mentoring. Built object model of current
business processes focusing on problem areas. Taught OMT. Investigated
document management, systems support for regulatory requirements and
integrating manufacturing MRP (materials resource planning) and
engineering configuration management.
Requirements analysis and system architecture for technology section of
business plan for a new managed health care application that facilitates
- ICG Wireless:
Requirements analysis for new wireless communication product.
Collaborative object-oriented requirements analysis and user interface
design for high availability system configuration and volume management
tools. Storyboarding, paper prototypes, repeated reviews, and user tests
were used to refine the design, which includes significant direct
- Ericsson Raynet: Requirements analysis, architectural design,
implementation and project management for an operations support system GUI
for fiber optic network facilities to be deployed in the local loop. The
OSS handles network inventory,
provisioning, service orders and maintenance, alarms for network
operations, plus administration. Custom model-view-controller based
framework, layered architecture, test drivers, level 3
internationalization (deployed in Europe). 125 large screens, 3 direct
manipulation editors. Interfaced to client's database and network element
communications subsystem. Technology transfer to client staff. Led
team of 5.
- Coral Systems:
Prototyped network operations center interface for cellular fraud
detection system that displays real time information about subscribers and
patterns of deviant calls.
- Ericsson Raynet: Prototyped direct manipulation editor used to describe
fiber optic network components and their interrelationships for a sales
configuration and product ordering system.
- Innovative Research:
Built a general tool for computer system and network analysis and capacity
planning. A direct manipulation interface is used to specify system
configurations and display results. Prototyped extension for analysis of
parallel systems. Included requirements clarification, design revisions,
screen implementation, validation of analysis specification, hierarchical
editors, simulated annealing optimizer, object to relational data mapping. Led team of 2.
- Loral Data Systems:
Co-implemented a library of OSF/Motif dialog box utilities that provide an
inverted interface that allows control driven legacy applications to
access event driven X/Motif. Included requirements clarification, internal
documentation, user manual, man pages, internationalization, technology transfer to client staff.
CFO and VP Operations, Software Farm Inc. , 10/90 - present
Software Farm builds
high level direct manipulation graphics tools and application development
environments. Responsibilities include business development, administration and
technical consulting. See www.swfm.com. Software Farm also owns Audio
Federation, a high end home audio
dealer, distributor and publisher.
Senior Software Engineer, WaveFrame
Corporation, 4/90 - 10/90
built digital audio workstations targeted at musicians and the video
post-production market. Enhanced file system and SCSI interface to support
removable media and magneto-optical disks. Intel/DOS/Windows
Project Leader, Cadnetix Corporation,
1/85 - 3/90
built electronic design automation (EDA) workstations and tools with direct
manipulation interfaces. Sun (Motorola and SPARC) (SunOS), BSD Unix 4.2, 4.3,
DOS, C/C++, SPARC, AMD 2900, Motorola 680x0 and Intel 80860 assembler, X/Xt/OpenLook, SunView.
- Printed circuit board routing: Coordinated systems software support and interface
development for a next generation router based on a custom MIMD
accelerator card. Designed and implemented application specific
interactive graphic debugger and multiprocessor task execution controller.
Co-designed and directed a re-implementation of graphics database and
rendering functions to achieve an order of magnitude speed increase in
application operations. Managed maintenance of windowing, rendering and
database software. Managed and participated in port of this graphics
system from custom BSD Unix workstations and PCs to Sun/X/SunView with optional AMD 2900 series bit slice
accelerator card. Advised application developers. Evaluated new
- Computer aided engineering: Built schematic capture package based on semantically
aware hierarchical direct manipulation editor. Enhanced and maintained
compiler that generated physical CAD and simulation data from schematic
designs. Designed and implemented annotation data access library and
instructed others in its use.
Programmer, Rand McNally - Infomap, 9/84
built tools for thematic mapping, published maps and generated custom thematic
maps for clients. Designed and implemented a raster scan conversion algorithm
used to manage islands in non-convex polygon aggregation. Built
an interface to map generation tools for marketing and sales staff. FORTRAN.
Operations Research Analyst, Science Applications International
Corporation, 5/82 - 8/84
SAIC develops products
and performs services for a variety of clients in government and industry. Researched and coded agglomerative clustering routines. Enhanced custom RDBMS and interactive statistics package. Wrote functional specification for human interface and data management
for a transportation modeling system. FORTRAN.
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; December 1981.
A Comparison of Object Oriented Analysis and Design
Methods, OOPSLA `94.
Metaphor Design in User Interfaces, SIGCHI `95.
Models, Prototypes and Evaluations: Making the
Structured Approach Practical,
Java Developer's Camp,
Presenting Data and Information, Edward Tufte, 1996.
Information Visualization, SIGGRAPH `96.
Visualizing Scientific Data and Information , SIGGRAPH `96.
Practical 3D User Interface Design, SIGGRAPH `96.
Conferences: SIGGRAPH `90, `91, `96, '98, SIGCHI `92,
`95, OOPSLA `94, Visual Languages `96, HCI International `97, JavaOne '99.
Professional societies: ACM, Member of
the IEEE and IEEE-CS.
Languages, tools and methodologies
Analysis & Design: UML and its predecessors, focused on a lightweight,
iterative process customized to our client's needs and culture.
Tools: Microsoft Office
(Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.), Frontpage, Visio, MS Project.
JDK/Java Workshop, Sun SPARCWorks, UIM/X, TeleUse, visualADE, FrameMaker,
Select OMT, various Unix tools.
English, Java, C++, C.
Java, World Wide Web, Sun SPARC (SunOS/Solaris) and other Unix workstations,
using Java, X/Xt, OSF/Motif, CDE. Linux. Microsoft Windows.
Last updated: March 2010