Where ideas germinate.

Offering Human Factors, Quality Assurance, Systems Engineering and IT Systems consulting services.


What is ASmallDarkPlace?

We are woman-owned LLC that offers a variety of consulting services in the Iowa Creative Corridor and beyond. Our consulting offerings include human factors, quality, systems engineering as well as IT systems.

Consulting services can be focused on one area of expertise or in combination based upon your needs.


Human Factors  Quality  Systems Engineering  IT Systems

Human Factors

Foster the user experience and performance improvement;

•    Analysis and review of existing systems to identify opportunities for improvement

•    Development and of new interfaces, devices, and/or processes

•    Usability studies

•    Conformance to recognized best practices


Improve customer process and products through;

•    QMS (Quality Management System) development and reviews

•    Project specific audit activities across the  entire development lifecycle or specific portion

•    Compliance reviews per industry/regulatory requirements

Systems Engineering

Full life cycle development activities can be supported as required by the customer.

IT Systems

The following IT Systems offerings are available through ASmallDarkPlace:

•    Ethernet Networking Wired/Wireless

•    System Virtualization

•    Server Configuration/Deployment/Integration

•    Desktop/Laptop/Tablet Configuration/Deployment/Integration

•    Information Protection

•    Firewalling, Endpoint Protection, and Intrusion Detection

•    VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) Telephony and Video Conferencing

•    Cloud Service Integration

•    Authentication and Authorization

 We are a Microsoft Small Business Partner



We have experience  developing and supporting  brick-and-mortar store front's IT needs.  This includes helping them with their accounting system, inventory management and computer based POS.


We have experience in website development, maintenance, and hosting as well as e-mail needs on our servers.

We are always looking for new opportunities to partner.

In-person and/or remote services available


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