We help technology take shape.


We're The Human Effort, a design and technology studio based out of both Santa Barbara, CA and Bend, OR.

Over the years, we’ve built so many different kinds of things: websites, web apps, phone apps, scientific software, custom IoT tools, and more. We’ve built them with all kinds of different technologies, each suited to the needs of the project. The common pattern is simple — the hardest, most important part of any project is fully understanding the problem. Often, just finding the right way to phrase the problem makes a solution obvious.

As a small yet experienced team, we've chosen to specialize in early-stage planning of both web and native applications. By doing so, we help companies rapidly define and refine their ideas before they commit to the expensive and laborious process of bringing a fully-realized product to market.

If you're interested in working with us, or you have any questions about the design or technology of your product, please contact us below. We look forward to hearing from you.