Sitting cross-legged on the floor and staring at the textless Ikea instructions in my hands, I wonder how I’m supposed to assemble this entire desk using only an Allen key. I’m no carpenter–how can I possibly be doing this right?
Is the awakening over? Has the medical industry finally come to embrace the benefits of human factors engineering…?
The landscape of the medical device industry is transforming. As the tide of technological change reshapes how people interact with their devices, human factors engineers face the task of evolving with the industry.
What does a user do if his medication is child-proofed, but his illness causes him to have the dexterity of a child?
What was once only known to specialists who created 3D prototypes is now a household name. 3D printers have captured the imagination of manufacturers, makers, the military, artists, and DIYers.
Design Science is so very happy to officially announce the opening of our San Francisco Bay Area office—and we have just retrieved the keys!
We attended the HFES Healthcare Symposium in Chicago last month. Among the highlights were hearing keynote speaker Lisa Sanders talk about how the TV show House relates to Human Factors, taking a tour of the GfK facilities, seeing our own Steve Wilcox present on the future of Medical Devices, and presenting our poster on Realism in Product Design.
Let’s cut some red tape. Pharmaceutical companies, in particular, sometimes seem to approach usability testing as if it’s a clinical trial.
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