Great Minds Think…Differently?

Recently at DS, we thought it would be fun for the whole office to take the Myers-Briggs personality assessment (despite one office manager’s insistence that she was far more complex than four letters!).

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It’s Here! Design Science Launches New Website

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our new and improved website! Dscience.com is now cleaner, faster, and—most importantly—responsive.

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Serious Medication Error Reminds Us of the Value of Testing

Last week, 15 Syrian children died after receiving measles vaccines. In what appears to have been a medication error, a muscle relaxant was used as the diluent to reconstitute the powder form of the measles vaccine, instead of the normal diluent (probably saline).

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Will Apple’s Watch Make Medical History?

The wearables market got a big jolt this past month with the release of Apple’s new Watch. It’s just called Watch, by the way, not iWatch—because that would be creepy.

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Feeling Good about Getting Well

Sitting cross-legged on the floor and staring at the textless Ikea instructions in my hands, I wonder how I’m supposed to assemble this entire desk using only an Allen key. I’m no carpenter–how can I possibly be doing this right?

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Stephen Wilcox Co-Writes Article on Human Factors Engineering

Is the awakening over? Has the medical industry finally come to embrace the benefits of human factors engineering…?

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Steve Wilcox and Carmella Lee to Present at Inaugural IDSA Medical Design Conference

Design Science is happy to announce that we will be participating in the inaugural 2014 IDSA Medical Design Conference, The Usability Ecosystem.

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Pioneers and Engineers: the Evolving Field of Human Factors Engineering

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.

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Medical Packaging Travels to the Land of Human Factors

What does a user do if his medication is child-proofed, but his illness causes him to have the dexterity of a child?

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3D Printing: Inspiring New Dimensions of Healthcare

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.

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