Steve Wilcox Serving as Include 2015 Conference Committee Chair

Include 2015, this year’s 8th International Conference on Inclusive Design, will involve a familiar face. Stephen Wilcox, founder and principal of Design Science, is serving as Chair of the Include Conference Committee. The biennial conference will be hosted by the Helen Hamyln Center for Design at the Royal College of Art (RCA). Read more

Design Science (San Bruno) to Host UX Meetup

On July 15, Design Science will welcome Bay Area tech professionals to its office for the "UX Speed Dating" monthly meetup. This event provides web and mobile app designers a chance to gather in-person feedback from actual users.In a "speed dating with a twist" format, product owners sit stationary and administer their usability tests while product users rotate to a new station every 20 minutes.. Read more

Hospital, Home, and Beyond

While Design Science is most well known for its experience in conducting ethnographic research at medical facilities, a growing number of our projects provide opportunities for us to venture outside of the hospital and apply our methodologies to the study of non-medical products. As a field researcher I have had the chance to participate in a number of “unconventional” projects that took me to. Read more

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

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