Mediabarn Press Release

Mediabarn, Inc. Teams with ManTech International to Win U.S. Patent & Trademark Office Task Order

RESTON, VA., July 27, 2010 — Mediabarn, Inc., a leading provider of usability research, design and technology, announced that it has been awarded a subcontract from ManTech International for the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) under the Infrastructure, Design, Engineering, Architecture and Integration (IDEAI) program.  Mediabarn will serve as lead usability experts in assessing and redesigning application systems for the USPTO Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO).

Awarded under  the User Interface Design Support  task order, Mediabarn will provide its user-centered design methodologies including its state-of-the-art usability testing laboratory.  Services provided under this task order will include user research, usability testing and analysis, and user interface design.  The new user interface designs will serve to improve the usability of select USPTO application systems.

“To advance this initiative we are pleased to team with ManTech International, who is committed to usability excellence in supporting USPTO’s efforts to enhance and improve the user experience of their tools,” said Keith Deaven, Mediabarn CEO and co-founder.  “Leveraging our usability expertise in the interactive space will modernize and advance the overall performance of the applications within USPTO’s scope of use.  As a key element of its OCIO strategic initiatives, USPTO is clearly committed to improving its application systems and we look forward to working with ManTech to support the agency’s mission.”

About Mediabarn, Inc.: Founded in 2003, Mediabarn is a strategic interactive agency that offers expertise in user research, usability, design and development services, as well as professional placement services and a state-of-the-art usability testing lab. Utilizing a dynamic blend of innovation, energy, and know-how, Mediabarn’s overarching mission is to design and develop interactive products that work for our clients.  Its diverse portfolio of capabilities affords Mediabarn the ability to deliver effective solutions for practically any interactive product need.  Throughout its client engagements, Mediabarn places a premium focus on user centered design best practices in maximizing the user experience.  Since its inception, Mediabarn acquired Exit1 (2004), established a state-of-the-art usability lab (2007), and expanded the management team to support our new capabilities and growing number of clients in both federal and private sectors.  Additional information on Mediabarn can be found at http://www.mediabarninc.com.