Design Science (company)

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Design Science, Inc.
Industry Software Industry
Founded 1986
Headquarters Long Beach, California
Key people

Paul R. Topping, President, CEO,

Bruce Virga, Chief Operating Officer
Products MathType, MathFlow, MathPlayer
Website [1]

Design Science, Inc. is a leading US-based software company for scientific and technical communication. The company’s MathType, MathFlow and MathPlayer products are used by scientists, engineers, educators, students, and publishing professionals, for authoring, publishing, accessibility, and interoperability of mathematical content. DSI also licenses technology for OEM partners to math-enable their own products, and aggressively researches new products and technologies, particularly those that extend their commanding lead in MathML technology..


Design Science is the developer of MathType, MathFlow, MathPlayer, MathDaisy and the Equation Editor included in Microsoft Office. These products are used by scientists, engineers, educators and publishing professionals, for authoring and publishing mathematical notation in print and online documents.


  • 1987 - released the mathematical equation editor MathType 1.0.[1]
  • 1990 - licensed Equation Editor to Microsoft; currently included in all copies of Microsoft Office worldwide
  • 2000 - acquired the WebEQ software line from The Geometry Center for authoring and presenting MathML on the world wide web.
  • 2002 - released MathPlayer, enabling Internet Explorer to process MathML content, including accessibility related issues. MathPlayer allows MathML content to be spoken aloud by a screen reader or magnified.
  • 2003 - released MathFlow 1.0 for editing, display, and accessibility of mathematical notation for XML publishing professionals.
  • 2009
    • released MathDaisy, an application that works with Microsoft's Save As DAISY add-in, and MathType to save documents in the DAISY Digital Talking Book format with accessible math
    • MathType Mac integration with Apple Inc. iWork '09
    • Released MathType 6.6 for Windows


  • MathType - Create mathematical notation for word processing, web pages, desktop publishing, presentations, for TeX, LaTeX, and MathML documents. Also works with hundreds of other applications to work with mathematical notation.
  • MathFlow - Provides editing, display, and accessibility of mathematical notation for websites, applications, and services.
  • MathPlayer - A MathML display engine for Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser.
  • MathDaisy - Save documents in the DAISY Digital Talking Book format with accessible math.
  • WebEQ Developers Suite - A Java toolkit that uses MathML to build dynamic web pages that interact with the reader. WebEQ was originally developed at The Geometry Center.


  1. ^ "Design Science, Inc.". Archived from the original on August 19, 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-28. 

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