Visual Interfaces for Serious Simulations
We’re combining storytelling, math, and purposeful design to make mathematical models that are as intuitive as they are insightful. We work with educators, consultants and research groups to transform their models into one-of-a-kind software.
Built by BTN
A simple K-12 app to understand the population dynamics of fisheries.
SYSTORY assists users to understand and visualize the dynamics of coastal systems and assess the influence of alternative scenarios on system trajectories over time.
Can population growth lead to collapse? Will technology and innovation help prevent it? Simulate this K-12 population-resource model and see how the dynamics unfold.
A new kind of system dynamics software for beginning learners.
Ever aimed high and missed the mark? Check out this fresh take on the age-old eroding goals archetype. Learn about the model structure, simulate how the dynamics unfold and see what can be done to counter goal erosion.
A simple model on retirement planning for K-12. Experiment with it and find the best way to retire rich!
A few colleagues and I have been working with BTN to design some innovative software for undergraduate education. We have found the BTN team to be gifted in their artistic design, very well organized in the design process, and open to suggestions and opinions of the clients in this project. I recommend their significant artistic, technical, and business skills to others who might want to develop new software products that would appeal to a general or targeted audience.
I have worked with BTN on several projects and have found them to be thoroughly professional and highly skilled at what they do. They have a unique ability to take complicated models and turn them into easy and fun to use apps, which makes them better learning tools for our students and better decision support tools for our industry clients. I thoroughly recommend BTN to make your models magic.
I first became aware of BTN at the System Dynamics conference in Delft, Netherlands (2016) and was immediately taken by their approach to blending system dynamics, story telling and learning. Meeting Ninad at Delft has started a wonderful journey of collaborating with BTN to develop two research tools (SESAMME and SYSTORY) from a World Bank project that I was working on at the time. I am now involved in another exciting project with BTN (UQ Cases) where the BTN magic will be used to make a suite of learning-based SD case models truly assessable to students in University classrooms. I have valued the professionalism and friendship of Ninad and Divya and can not recommend them, and BTN, highly enough.
The BTN team is highly intelligent and creative. As we have worked with them on several projects, they have shown confidence without arrogance, an ability to listen and synthesize combined with collegiality and cooperativeness. The work they produce is innovative and on time. In other words, BTN is a joy to work with!
BTN and I have worked together on a software design and development project. The BTN team are creative, thorough, and flexible. By meeting their deadlines, the BTN team has kept our project on track. I would recommend BTN.