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Welcome to Design Science: The Story Behind the New Video

If you work in a field like human factors and usability research, the question “so what do you do for a living?” is rarely simple to answer. Read more

Thanks for Stopping By: A Review of HFES 2018

The first week of October, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) International Annual Meeting came to our hometown of Philadelphia! This conference included presentations and events from a variety of human factors domains, such as surface transportation, aviation, and, of course, healthcare. Read more

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