Entries by Christina S

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!

The Benefits of Electronic Data Capture in Usability Studies

As a company that is perpetually seeking to make products highly usable, it’s natural that we would apply that same scrutiny to how our own human factors usability studies are conducted. For the past few years, we’ve been exploring one specifically onerous aspect of usability studies: the ubiquitous pen and paper interview guide.

Design Science Celebrates AAMI’s 50th Anniversary

At Design Science we take our jobs seriously. Everyday we support the development of safe and effective healthcare technology. So, what better way to celebrate AAMI’s 50th anniversary than through an enthusiastic song and dance?! Have no fear! We all plan to keep our day jobs…

3 Takeaways from the Big Red Run

In April, Design Science participated in the 3rd Annual Big Red Run at Ridley Creek State Park in Media, PA. The 5K event helped raise money for the Brandywine Valley Hemophilia Foundation, which uses the money to fund research towards better treatments and progression towards a cure.