healthcare

Stay safe, stay healthy and if you can, donate!

In addition to staying home there are also more active roles we can play to minimize the effect that COVID-19 has on our community. We at Design Science explored ways to donate blood to assist with the nationwide blood shortage. Blood centers are urging people to donate, and they are taking every precaution to protect their staff and donors from getting sick. Read more

World Kidney Day 2020

When my brother Michael was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease, at age 40, he realized he had to make lifestyle changes to ensure he was around as long as possible for his young family. He must now be vigilant about taking medications that he knows won’t harm his kidneys, work to maintain a healthy weight, and monitor his blood pressure so that he can manage his disease and live a more. Read more

DESIGN + HEALTH CRAWL

In 2020 we are more design literate than ever, taking only moments to identify design in the world around us. It is in front of us at the self-check-out line, flashing above us on the crosswalk, and literally in the palms of our hands. Design influences all aspects of our community to create improved experiences. But how often do you recognize design in the doctor’s office, the hospital, or when. Read more

HFES Health Care Symposium 2019: A Recap

Two weeks ago, we had the pleasure of attending, exhibiting, and presenting at the 2019 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care in Chicago, Illinois. As a multi-disciplinary team, it’s always fun to check in after a conference to find out what different team members found valuable or inspiring. Here are our takeaways: Read more

Thanks for Stopping By: A Review of HFES 2018

The first week of October, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) International Annual Meeting came to our hometown of Philadelphia! This conference included presentations and events from a variety of human factors domains, such as surface transportation, aviation, and, of course, healthcare. Since the meeting took place in our own backyard, we made sure to get involved in several ways. Read more

You have a voice at Design Science!

As a human factors research firm, we understand the importance of gaining insights from real-world users such as patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. Who better to speak to the challenges of managing life altering conditions, than those who live with the reality of the condition’s impact day to day? Read more

DS Attends HIMSS 2017

The HIMSS 2017 conference is “the year's largest and most important healthcare IT conference in the United States” and brings together executives, clinicians, IT professionals, and more for a week of networking, knowledge-sharing, and forward-thinking. 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

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

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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