Entries by Christina S

World Hemophilia Day 2018 (video)

Larry and Ziggy are back to celebrate World Hemophilia Day! At Design Science, we believe it’s important to share knowledge – especially the first-hand knowledge of peoples’ experience with bleeding disorders.

Rare Disease Day 2018

By attending advocacy events, we learned that people affected by rare diseases are passionate about making a difference in their communities. In reality, they are not often given the opportunity to communicate their experiences with the companies that create the medical devices and medications they use on a daily basis. 

Happy World Usability Day! (video)

To celebrate World Usability Day this year, Design Science sent Larry and Ziggy out to explore the impact of design on people’s day-to-day lives. It turned out to be pretty significant.

Design Science Expands to the EU

Medical devices, combination products, and pharmaceuticals are global products, created by multi-national companies, intended for unique national markets. These markets, especially in the U.S. and EU which are at the forefront of shaping the medical world, differ greatly regarding their regulatory requirements and approaches to usability engineering.

Contextual Inquiry in My Own Closet

Every few years, I try to improve my own product. Prompted by a sense of dissatisfaction with my clothing, I clean out and rebuild my wardrobe. I fill a trash bag with clothes to be donated, and feel accomplished as I look at my newly spacious closet. Each time I do this I’m convinced that […]

Three Things I Learned from My First OR Timing Study

As a company that specializes in improving healthcare products and systems, Design Science often needs researchers to perform observations in the operating room (OR). My work typically involves human factors usability studies and evaluations, so I was excited to be given the chance to participate in my first surgical ethnographic timing study!