At Design Science, we are passionate about bringing our expertise to bear not only in the work that we produce, but also by acting as thought leaders to improve the larger field of product-design research.
We’ve been around since the beginning. Design Science’s founder Stephen B. Wilcox is a pioneer in the industry and has been an active contributor for over 30 years.
We bring a distinctively comprehensive perspective. Design Science’s interdisciplinary team is uniquely able to speak to all aspects of the product development spectrum, including human factors and design best practices, utilizing innovative research technology, and more.
Check out some of our publications below:
Human Factors Results for Fentanyl Iontophoretic Transdermal System (ITS) With Enhanced Controller for Postoperative Pain Management
Stephen B. Wilcox, PhD, FIDSA; Peter A. Sneeringer, MS; Diane Santangelo, ANP-C; Christopher R. Page, MD; Hassan Danesi, MD; James B. Jones, MD; Nitin Joshi, PhD; and J. Bradley Phipps, PhD
American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN)
How successfully can users—ranging from health care professionals to patients—use the fentanyl iontophoretic transdermal system (ITS)? This analysis presents the results of summative usability evaluations, including behavioral and subjective evaluations.
Stephen B. Wilcox, PhD, FIDSA and Peter A. Sneeringer, MS
MD+DI Device Talk
The most important data generated when conducting usability testing with prototype medical devices are use errors. Potential users “use” prototype medical devices in simulated form. They make errors. Those errors, in turn, have causes. Identifying the causes is the key to eliminating the errors.
Is the awakening over? Has the medical industry finally come to embrace the benefits of human factors engineering, arguably decades after the aviation, military and consumer product industries did so? Let’s give the medical industry the benefit of the doubt and say yes.
Stephen B. Wilcox, PhD, FIDSA
Much of what human beings do involves the loss of awareness of the tools they are using, and this loss of awareness, associated with the development of skill, is generally a good thing.
Implications of the New Food and Drug Administration Draft Guidance on Human Factors Engineering for Diabetes Device Manufacturers
Stephen B. Wilcox, PhD, FIDSA and Daniel Drucker, PhD
Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
This article discusses the implications of the new Food and Drug Administration’s draft guidance on human factors and usability engineering for the development of diabetes-related devices.