Aug 2017

Degentesh & Johnson Speak Out

Principal Drew Degentesh, and Carolynn Johnson, Human Factors Manager, recently spoke at the 3rd Annual Human Factors Excellence for Medical Device Design conference in Minneapolis.

Drew moderated a highly interactive panel, encouraging the audience to participate as much as panel members, in a discussion of best practices for identifying and mitigating user-related risks and hazards in medical device design.

Meanwhile, Carolynn presented a case study articulating the need for design research -- beyond human factors and usability research -- to ensure medical devices that are useful and engaging, in addition to merely being useable.

Other speakers included leading human factors and product management experts from the FDA, Intuitive Surgical, GE Healthcare, Medtronic, and Insulet, among others.