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The role of human factors in product design

A primer on what, how and when the discipline of human factors is used in the design and development of products.

12 Article Braunstien Indecentces @2X
What's “indecent” at CES?
Let’s suppose, hypothetically speaking of course, that a product exhibited at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) could be used to cause severe bodily harm with a weapon to another human.
06 Article Strahm Make A Wish B
Pushing each other along
Though we work in the service industry for larger corporations on a day-to-day basis, some of my favorite opportunities come in the form of community work.
06 Article Michael Dome H1
I say “Dome of Awesome” and you say…
When I’ve said “dome of awesome” to people, they generally respond with something like, “What is it? I want it. I want to be in the dome of awesome!”
06 Article Amrish No Threat H1
Designing systems instead of assigning blame
In the immediate aftermath of any newsworthy accident, we often hear the words "human error" or "user error".
06 Article Dorr Aesthetic Trends
Understanding and using emerging aesthetic design trends
While there are many different types of trends you can and should reference throughout the new product design and development process including macro, consumer and industry, aesthetic design trends may be some of the harder nuts to crack.
12 Article Verhalen Healthcare Design Simplicity
Designing for healthcare part 3: The complexity of simplicity
You can probably point to a medical device or healthcare service that left you feeling dissatisfied or, even worse, disrespected.