Tag: human factors


Medtech Ireland

MedTech Design conference lessons

CCD attended the IEHF Medical Device Design Workshop, last week, hosted at the Design Council. The workshop was full of interesting insights from excellent speakers and gave an opportunity to network and share usability and testing advice with other professionals working in the MedTech field. It was good to see the diverse breadth of experience and backgrounds of the professionals attending and shows the impact...

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Are you a Human Factors Consultant looking for a new opportunity?

We are looking for a Human Factors Consultant to join our team. You should have a few years experience under your belt alongside a qualification in Ergonomics or similar. If you have experience of working in the rail sector, we’d really like to hear from you. The role would suit someone who is self-motivated and pretty self-sufficient but you’ll be working in our project and design...

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Can employee engagement be improved by workspace design?

Making sure your staff are engaged with your business is clearly critical to success. There is plenty of research evidence out there to show that engaged employees are more productive, will deliver better services to your customers and will stay with you for longer.  But does the design of a workspace play a role in this? The first thing to say is that yes it...

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New control room at London Bridge Station goes live

New control room at London Bridge Station goes live

It was great to see the new control room at London Bridge Station go live in May.  CCD supported the design of the room as part of our work on the redevelopment of the station with WSP and Grimshaws. We helped the project with a participatory design process for the room through running a full scale mock-up trial with the Network Rail operations team along with the...

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Whiteboard areas in CERN's design office

Psychology of Collaboration – a talk from Herman Miller

Last night the CCD team attended a talk at Herman Miller on the Psychology of Collaboration as part of Clerkenwell Design Week.  The talk was based on research Herman Miller commissioned with Nigel Oseland. There was some interesting evidence on how poor many people see their workspace as supporting the work they are trying to do – around half of people think their workspaces is...

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What is intuitive design…part 2

What is intuitive design…part 2

In part 1 of this blog on intuitive design we discussed how perceptions and experience vary so much between individuals.  The role of human factors in the design process is critical in trying to understand this variability.  This is especially true in the design of products like medical devices. In this second part, we explore some of the details around psychology and behaviour and how...

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What is intuitive design?

What is intuitive design?

If a user describes a product or system as intuitive it is among the highest praise they can offer. Given this, it’s reasonable to ask what it means to be intuitive. It seems nobody really knows. Ironically, people’s definition of intuitive is, well, intuitive, as they struggle to define the term in a specific, meaningful way. A dictionary definition: Intuitive is when users understand behaviour...

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PharmaPack Europe 2016 – Our Perspective

PharmaPack Europe 2016 – Our Perspective

On the 10th and 11th February  2016, CCD visited Paris for Pharmapack Europe to join pharmaceutical industry experts and medical technology innovators to observe and discuss first-hand the increasingly significant role of human factors; both within the product development life-cycle and understanding the needs of the end user within packaging and drug delivery solutions. Combination products are a key focus for 2016, with the integration...

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Factoring the human experience into new airport technologies

Factoring the human experience into new airport technologies

At the Transport Security Expo conference, being held in London this week, CCD’s Karen Jackson is talking with Steve Maggs from Gatwick Airport about the work we’ve been doing with them on Passenger Remote Screening. In anticipation of the conference talk, Karen and Steve were interviewed about the work – you can download the interview here We collaborated with Gatwick Airport on the conversion of...

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Press coverage on our medical device work

Press coverage on our medical device work

We’ve got two articles featured in Medical Design Technology about our recent work and thinking on the world of medtech. The first piece talks about how human factors can add wider value to the design process than just meeting FDA and other regulatory requirements.  The primary role of human factors is to help prove the device is safe to use.  We discuss how human factors can...

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