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

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

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