Pioneers and Engineers: the Evolving Field 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.

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Medical Packaging Travels to the Land of Human Factors

What does a user do if his medication is child-proofed, but his illness causes him to have the dexterity of a child?

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3D Printing: Inspiring New Dimensions of Healthcare

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.

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Hi from Sunny California!

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!

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Digital Health Update: Getting to the Right Data

At various events this spring, experts discussed the challenges of how to get and use data captured from digital health devices.

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Achieving Realism in HF Work—How to Stay out of Fantasy Land

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.

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Seven Mistakes to Avoid During Usability Testing

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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Use Human-Centered Design to Get a Jump on Usability

We thought it might be useful to start at the beginning, so to speak, for companies who have not yet adopted a user-centered design approach.

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Welcome to Design Science

Hello to our friends, family, customers, and other visitors. We’re glad that you’ve found your way to our recently launched website and the first entry of our blog. We encourage you to look around.

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