Computer Lab is a software consultancy and research group in New York City.

A flexible team for your next project.

Computer Lab is a full-service dev shop focused on the development of data-driven applications. We engineer solutions that shape and accelerate our clients' goals in healthcare, media and beyond.

We publish writing and software informed by our consulting practice, and host events and residencies related to the domains where we work. Get in touch to discuss your next project or arrange a visit to our office in TriBeCa.

On-site React Development

Computer Lab built on-demand streaming functionality into the iHeartRadio web platform, enabling iHeart to launch their paid subscription service before Pandora. We worked alongside iHeart's web team to scale the existing React application to millions of users.

React Native App

Computer Lab worked with Artforum to develop a native app experience for their artguide feature. We tackled platform constraints to ensure that the app was a polished and essential tool matching the Artforum brand. Download the artguide app on iOS or Android.

Landing Page

To celebrate the the birthday of the GIF, Lab partnered with Giphy Arts to build an online exhibit of the format's 30-year history. The site, built quickly with Three.js, looked great projected on the wall at Giphy's #HappyBirthdayGif party, and still works great on mobile devices.


A Computer Lab team transformed wireframes for the case study management tool SuccessKit into a polished, extensible MVP in just a few months. Computer Lab established a sound engineering culture and was able sucessfully hand off the project to the SuccessKit team.

Landing Page

We created an interactive 3D landing page for a marketing data visualization tool launched by Verdes, a creative agency in NYC. The PinPoints build convinced us that React’s declarative components are a great fit for developing 3D user interfaces in the browser.

CMS and DevOps

Screen is a curatorial collective based in New York, Beijing and Berlin. We worked closely with staff to improve the performance and user experience of their bilingual media platform. We reduced site loading speed, simplified content management and delivered an engaging experience to a global audience.

Great engineering paired with domain expertise.

Healthcare and Biotech

We'll be your partner as you navigate the unique regulatory and technical challenges of the healthcare industry. Our team has years of experience working with industry leaders like Flatiron Health and we're passionate about building better health information systems.

The Arts

For our arts clients, we take care to develop solutions that will be sustainable within the context of their organization. Our involvement in creative internet communities means we have a personal interest in seeing arts projects succeed.

Rapid Prototyping

Computer Lab can rapidly form specialized teams to tackle MVP builds with highly involved technical, data science, or design needs. Our process ensures well-documented, world-class software engineering that will help de-risk your business.

Ten Inspiring Software Consultancies

Patrick Steadman - January 4th, 2017

One big thing I learned this year is that there’s no one right way to run a software consulting business. I’ve tried to become a student of the industry, and in reading the blogs of successful companies, I’ve often found that the best practices of one consultancy are considered anti-patterns at another. For example, some companies proudly call themselves Agile or Scrum teams, while others are defined by their rejection of Agile practices. Some groups care a lot about accounting and finance, while other companies outsource those concerns and focus on code or relationships. Read More