Innovation for all – European Innovation Workshops in Inclusive Design

On May 12th and 13th, 2016, Principal Steve Wilcox attended the fifth Innovation for all – European Innovation Workshops in Inclusive Design, held at the Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture (DOGA) in Oslo, Norway.This conference consisted of interactive workshops as well as inspirational lectures from leaders in the field from the US to Europe and Japan. Read more

Design Science Attends 2016 HFES Symposium: Shaping the Future

The recent HFES Symposium in San Diego brought together human factors’ professionals from across the globe to discuss the future of the field. In line with the theme of this year’s conference—Shaping the Future—attendees presented on new lines of research, applications of technology, and opportunities to enhance the safety of medical devices and health care practices. Read more

Testing Abroad: Lessons from the Field

Conducting usability studies abroad is an exciting opportunity for researchers. For those who get to travel to new places, you get to see another part of the world, eat new foods, and learn new customs. There are many resources available with tips and suggestions on how to plan an international trip—but planning a vacation abroad and planning a usability study abroad are two different things. Read more

HFES Presentation: Improving IFUs with Eye Tracking, Human Factors, and Design

Are you attending the 2016 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care: Shaping the Future? If so, be sure to check out our presentation on how to improve your Instructions for Use (IFUs). Peter Sneeringer, Director of Human Factors, and Lindsay Carrabine, Design Director, will provide their first-hand perspectives on how to optimize the IFU creation process. Read more

MDO Article: The Value Of Eye-Tracking Software In Medical Device Usability Testing

When conducting usability testing, moderators rely heavily upon observations and interviews in order to evaluate medical devices. However, as Data & Systems Analyst Mahajabin Rahman points out in Design Science’s most recent article for MedDeviceOnline, the use of eye-tracking software can support these methods with objective, real-time data. Read more

Listen: Podcast on Human Factors & Usability Testing for TechnologyAdvice

Check out Design Science founder Steve Wilcox's thoughts on ethnography, prototyping, the FDA, and more through TechnologyAdvice’s TA Expert Interview Series.  Read more

MDO Article: Staying Dry: How To Limit Wet Injections In Auto-Injector Design

In Design Science’s most recent guest column for MedDeviceOnline, Analyst Bryon Calawa examines the challenges that researchers face when evaluating auto-injectors in usability studies. Read more

2015 IDSA Medical Design Conference

Join us at the 2015 IDSA Medical Design Conference—the premier medical design event—on October 21 at the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) in Tampa, FL. Read more

Strategic Design Thinking: Available for Pre-order

Interested in expanding your understanding of the design process? Check out Strategic Design Thinking: Innovation in Products, Services, Experiences, and Beyond, a new book that “guides readers to cultivate hybrid thinking, whether their background is design, finance, or any discipline in between.” Edited by Natalie W. Nixon, PhD, the Director of the Strategic Design MBA Program at Philadelphia. Read more

Design Considerations for Interconnected Medical Devices

Over the past several years, there has been a drastic increase in the deployment of “interconnected” medical devices (e.g., wireless glucose monitors, infusion pumps, pacemakers, etc.). As our medical devices become more interconnected, they become increasingly critical to clinical decision-making and patient care. Access to information increases, decision making evolves, and, hopefully, patient. Read more

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