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Design Science Attends 4th Annual Human Factors Excellence for Medical Device Design Conference

At the beginning of August, Design Science attended the 4th Annual Human Factors Excellence for Medical Device Design Conference in Minneapolis. Every year this conference attracts human factors and usability practitioners from around the world—ranging from global medical device and pharmaceutical companies to independent human factors engineering firms. Read more

We’ve Moved!

Effective May 2, 2018, Design Science Consulting, Inc. has officially relocated to a beautiful new space on Broad Street, in Center City. Read more

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

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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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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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. Read more

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DS Attends 2017 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care

Take me back to the Big Easy! We had a great time in NOLA at the HFES conference March 5-8, 2017. We saw some excellent presentations and enjoyed delicious New Orleans cuisine. If you missed our poster Using Data-Driven Research Techniques to Define Better Product Requirements, you can download our HFES poster here. Read more

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DS Attends HIMSS 2017

The HIMSS 2017 conference is “the year’s largest and most important healthcare IT conference in the United States” and brings together executives, clinicians, IT professionals, and more for a week of networking, knowledge-sharing, and forward-thinking. Read more

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5 Tips for Your First Study in a Necropsy Lab

Why Use Cadavers?

The study of human anatomy using cadavers dates back to roughly 300 BC, when the Greek physician Herophilus started to use dissection to understand human anatomy. Since then, cadavers have served as a major aid to education and research. For medical students learning anatomy and surgeons perfecting their instrument techniques, cadavers provide physical training materials. What’s more, human cadaver tissue can be used to gain important information about product development and use on human tissue before the device is used in clinical settings. Read more