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.
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.
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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