This is a six session human factor course taught by industry expert Tressa Daniels. Each session ranges from 60-90 minutes and will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning July 14-July 31.
1. Human Factors Overview
- Presents an overarching look at what human factors is, why we need it and what activities and deliverables are expected within each phase of the product development process.
2. Ethnographic Research Methods for User Needs Gathering
- Identifying User Needs early in the product development process is critical to designing the right product for the right user. This presentation will cover the different types of early exploratory research teams can utilize to identify user needs that will then filter into product requirements and design specifications.
3. Family of Formatives
- Most teams rely only on 1:1 usability testing with end users to understand design issues. The presentation outlines all options for understanding usability issues. Both Empirical and Analytical methods of usability inspection will be discussed.
4. Designing for Usability
- Inherent safety by design is critical in medical devices. Taking into account usability heuristics and best practice design principles can guide and ensure your product is inherently usable which can increase safe use.
5. How to Conduct a Usability Test
- This presentation will walk through the process of planning, coordinating, executing usability testing
6. The ROI of Human Factors
- Often we are asked to justify the cost of Human Factors Engineering activities. This presentation will help you demonstrate to stakeholders the importance of human factors during the product development lifecycle – and as a result showing cost savings that can affect your bottom line.