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HFES Healthcare Symposium Workshop!

Are you attending the HFES Healthcare Symposium in Toronto this year? What a coincidence, so are we! Design Science will be attending the whole duration of the conference, but something special is happening on March 11th. We will be hosting a workshop: “Instruction Disruption – Blending Design with HF to Create Highly Effective Information for Use”.  This workshop is all about best practices for. Read more

Our Chicago office is Open!

It is official! Design Science has just opened our Chicago office, offering all the same services as our Philadelphia location. Being here will open up so many opportunities for us to take on more studies and projects in the coming year. We hope that our clients and participants will join us in the near year as we embark on this amazing adventure together. We are located just off the Davis Street. Read more

Artwork and Activism: DS Welcomes Rare Disease Activist Max Schill

Did you know that there are over 7,000 rare diseases in the world and 95% of them don’t have treatments? That’s why ten-year-old activist Max Schill is fighting to make sure all patients get the care they need. When he’s not in school or advocating for bills in Congress, Max has another way to help the community: through art. Read more

Design (Science) Thinking

We put our heads together last week in a workshop aimed at expanding the role of Design Thinking in our organization’s culture. Every day, our engineers, researchers, designers, and strategic partnership associates use the methods of design thinking to tackle, analyze, and solve problems. The workshop was an excellent reminder that humans remain the focal point of our work. We spent the afternoon. Read more

Welcome to Design Science: The Story Behind the New Video

If you work in a field like human factors and usability research, the question “so what do you do for a living?” is rarely simple to answer. When I began my design internship at Design Science in the spring of 2018, explaining this type of research was a common challenge I faced. Although I was new, I found I wasn’t alone when it came to explaining everything the company had to offer. Read more

Video Capture and Analysis: 5 Ways You’re Hurting Your Video Analysis

This blog post is part two of a two-part series on using video records in contextual inquiry. Read more

Video Capture and Analysis: 5 Reasons to Film Your Research

This blog post is part one of a two-part series on using video records in contextual inquiry. 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

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