Design Science Expands to the EU

Medical devices, combination products, and pharmaceuticals are global products, created by multi-national companies, intended for unique national markets. Read more

2017 Inaugural DS Photo Scavenger Hunt

Have you ever struck a yoga pose on Elfreth’s Alley? How about balanced on a fire hydrant with two other people while taking a selfie? We have! Read more

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! Read more

Contextual Inquiry in My Own Closet

Every few years, I try to improve my own product. Prompted by a sense of dissatisfaction with my clothing, I clean out and rebuild my wardrobe. I fill a trash bag with clothes to be donated, and feel accomplished as I look at my newly spacious closet. Each time I do this I’m convinced that I’ve solved the problem, only to be faced with that same problem again within a year or two. Read more

Three Things I Learned from My First OR Timing Study

As a company that specializes in improving healthcare products and systems, Design Science often needs researchers to perform observations in the operating room (OR). My work typically involves human factors usability studies and evaluations, so I was excited to be given the chance to participate in my first surgical ethnographic timing study!While working on this project, I learned about the. Read more

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. Our clients are eager to ensure that our methods of capturing data. Read more

Design Science Celebrates AAMI's 50th Anniversary

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

3 Takeaways from the Big Red Run

In April, Design Science participated in the 3rd Annual Big Red Run at Ridley Creek State Park in Media, PA. The 5K event helped raise money for the Brandywine Valley Hemophilia Foundation, which uses the money to fund research towards better treatments and progression towards a cure. Nine of Design Science’s employees (Carrie Davidson, Zaheer Elly, Megan Findlay, Jennifer Galindo, Neil Mejia,. Read more

Now Hiring: Summer Design Intern

Are you a meticulous designer with a passion for the research that contributes to great design? Feel like spending your summer learning more about human factors in a company of awesome people (and the occasional dog)? Read more

Preparing to Moderate with Adolescent Participants

As we saw in a previous post (Getting to the Root) predicting human behavior and responses can be complex. Not only is human behavior unpredictable, but each user population comes with its own set of unique challenges. In this post, we will focus on ways that a well-trained moderator can engage adolescent participants and motivate them to be responsive with their feedback.   Read more

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