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. Read more

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.  Read more

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An Introduction to HIPAA Compliant Software

In today’s fast-paced business world, cloud-based services are taking over. Read more

World Usability Day

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. Read more

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Design Science Attends HFES Annual Meeting

From October 9-13 more than 1,300 people from around the world gathered in Austin, Texas, to attend the 2017 Annual Meeting for the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES). Read more

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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. Read more

2017 Inaugural DS Photo Scavenger Hunt

Have you ever struck a yoga pose on Elfreth’s Alley? How about balanced on a fire hydrant with two other people while taking a selfie? We have! Read more

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Human Factors Excellence for Medical Device Design Crossword

If you are attending the 3rd Annual Human Factors Excellence for Medical Device Design conference and picked up one of our crossword puzzles, you’re in the right place!

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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 I’ve solved the problem, only to be faced with that same problem again within a year or two. Read more

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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! Read more