MDO Article: "Achieving Realism In Human Factors Work: How To Stay Out Of Fantasy Land"

Designing usability studies that are "representative" is not only necessary for valid data, it's also an FDA requirement. Chad Uy shares some methods for maintaining realism to ensure representative usability studies in his recent article for Med Device Online. Read more

MDO Article: “How To Know You've Passed Validation Testing (And What To Do If You Haven't)”

Understanding the ramifications of less-than-perfect validation testing results can be complex. In his recent article for Med Device Online, Peter Sneeringer presents 6 questions to help companies decide if errors seen during testing indicate a likelihood that the FDA will reject their submission. Read more

FDA to Accept Applications for Expedited Medical Device Approval

On April 15th, the Food and Drug Administration will begin accepting applicants through its new Expedited Access Premarket Approval Application for Unmet Medical Needs for Life Threatening or Irreversibly Debilitating Diseases or Conditions (“Expedited Access PMA” or “EAP”). Read more

MDO Article: "4 Proposals To Accelerate The Growth of mHealth"

What 4 things should app developers, traditional medical device and pharmaceutical companies, and regulators do to accelerate the growth of mHealth?Check out Nicholas Araujo's proposals, featured on Med Device Online's website. Read more

Now Hiring: Research Associates

Are you passionate about working collaboratively to make a felt difference in the world? At Design Science we have one mission - fitting products to people. Read more

Design Internship Opportunity

Are you a designer with a passion for user research? Design Science is seeking an intern with a background in industrial or graphic design to work in our information design department. Read more

Steve Wilcox Co-Writes AAMI Guidance

A new guidance for medical-device field research has just been released: the Technical Information Report, AAMI TIR51:2014, "Human factors engineering – Guidance for contextual inquiry." Read more

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!). Read more

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. Read more

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). Read more

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