During colonial times, medical practitioners still relied on ancient Greek methods. It was believed that the earth was made up of four basic elements: earth, air, water, and fire. There was also the corresponding belief that the human body was made up of four similar elements or “humors.” These were blood, black bile, yellow bile, and phlegm. Read more
Did you know that diabetes is on the rise? The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that the disease now affects 422 million adults around the globe. In the United States, more than 100 million adults live with diabetes or prediabetes, according to a recent report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Read more
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
Did you know that 2.3 million people around the globe live with Multiple Sclerosis? Larry and Ziggy are back to celebrate World MS Day and share awareness about this complex nervous system disorder. Read more
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… Read more
This blog post is part two of a two-part series on using video records in contextual inquiry.
In part one “Video Capture and Analysis: 5 Reasons to Film Your Research,” we discussed five reasons to film your research. One of the biggest advantages of filming your research is that you can analyze the video after the research has concluded.
In video analysis, you codify behaviors or events to put quantitative values to qualitative observations. These quantitative values can be a useful way to quickly and simply communicate your findings. Video analysis has been a staple of behavioral research methods for a long time, but there’s surprisingly little information about how to do it effectively. Read more
This blog post is part one of a two-part series on using video records in contextual inquiry.
Design Science researchers almost never go into the field alone—we’re accompanied by a videographer, who may be carrying up to 5 cameras. The ability to film in restricted areas like operating rooms and catheter labs is something that sets Design Science apart, and with good reason: it’s difficult to gain permission to film in an operating room. It requires long-standing relationships with surgeons, physicians, nurses, and the medical facilities they work for. These relationships are built on complicated, time-consuming navigation of hospital approvals, and repeated positive experiences with our researchers and videographers. Read more
Video is at the core of Design Science’s work. It documents our studies, drives our analysis, and forms a crucial part of our deliverables. For our videographers, staying on the cutting edge of industry trends keeps our footage off the cutting room floor. Read more
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