Design Science Celebrates our 29th Anniversary

Founded in 1991, Design Science has been combining scientific research and design to improve products and medical devices around the world. For 29 years as of today, we've been able to make a great impact on the lives of users by creating safer and more user-friendly products with real people in mind. Read more

It's National Nurses Day!

We are overjoyed to celebrate National Nurses Week at Design Science. Our day-to-day work often includes interviewing nurses and asking them to provide feedback on new medical devices, training materials, and user interfaces to ensure the future of healthcare considers the needs of healthcare workers as well as patients. We are so fortunate to have these opportunities to work with our healthcare. Read more

Usability Validation of Sterile Packaging

Make sure to join us May 18th to May 21st for the virtual HFES Healthcare Symposium! Not only will we be hosting an interactive virtual workshop but four of our experts will also be presenting their HFES posters. Interested in usability validation? Join us to listen to one of our Senior Human Factors Engineers, David Grosse-Wentrup, while he shares his methods for the usability validation of. Read more

Planning for the Unplanned: Learnings from Usability Studies Can Inform the Design of Emergency Use Medical Products

Our very own Research Director, Angela Muriset, will be presenting her HFES poster at this year’s virtual HFES Healthcare Symposium. Join us to get Angela’s insight on achieving simulation realism when evaluating medical devices and combination products for emergency scenarios. When stress is a real-life factor how do you address that in a human factors study? Join us May 18th to 21st at the. Read more

Measuring the effect of previous experience on users' success with a new injection device

Join us as we virtually present our HFES Healthcare Symposium posters May 18. We are excited to share the research of our very own Human Factors Engineer, Emily Borst. She will be discussing her findings from her analysis of users’ previous injection experience and if it impacted their performance when using a new combination product. If you are as interested in her findings as we are, make sure. Read more

Utilizing Ethnography: Pharmacy Responses to Changing Standards of Practice

Join us May 18th to May 21st to hear from our Design Researcher, Ranjan Nayyar, about the research he did with AbbVie’s Human Factors Director, Paul Blowers. They utilized ethnography to uncover how Pharmacies are responding to the elevated standards laid out in the USP <800>, which came into implementation on December 1st, 2019. Make sure to join us to hear about their findings and. Read more

Parkinson's Disease and Art: Creativity in Isolation

With the monotony creeping in on what is now week 4 of social distancing for us at Design Science, the shorter commute and all-you-can-eat lunches are starting to lose their charm. Since there are only so many news cycles you can tune into before abandoning all hope, we reached out to a group of participants who are known to look on the brighter side of things for more creative ways to spend our. Read more

Thousands of people are making home-made face masks to combat COVID-19. How can you help?

Every day, more and more hospitals and care centers are facing supply shortages due to COVID-19. Many medical professionals are resorting to re-using their masks for days, which increases their own risk of illness. Fortunately, thousands of people around the world have decided to take action right from their homes. Sewing experts and beginners are picking up their sewing machines to make. Read more

The 2020 HFES Healthcare Symposium is back… and it’s virtual!

It has been a few weeks since the decision was made to cancel the HFES Healthcare Symposium in light of the increasing spread of COVID-19. We are happy to announce that you can now put it back on your calendars, no travel necessary. May 18 to May 21, 2020 you will be able to access the same great lectures and workshops from a seat on your couch. Read more

Data and Equality

Design Science proudly recognizes that more than two-thirds of our employees are women, especially as we come to the end of a whirlwind Women’s History Month.   Read more

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