Tag Archives: design research

Why do design research
Part 1: Deconstructing the excuses

It happens. A project has a tight budget or schedule or (gasp) both and the team decides something has to go. Design research is often that something. On the surface, eliminating research is easy to justify: We’re the experts in what we do! After so many years in our space, we already know our users […]

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Daedalus advocates for design research at the 2013 HFES International Symposium on Health Care

Carolynn Johnson, Daedalus Research Manager, recently presented Management System for a Pediatric Heart Pump: A Design Research Case Study at the 2013 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care: Advancing the Cause. This year’s topics was “Advancing the Cause,” and presenters were asked to extend their message beyond “incorporate human factors” and […]

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Definition of Experience

The meaning of experience

My mom is barely old enough to remember a world without color television. As far as I remember, we’ve always had a computer in the house, and my younger brother never knew the pre-internet world. Technology, its advances and accessibility, revolutionizes the way we live. Because designers play a key role in the way transforming […]

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Designers presenting their concepts in a brainstorming session

Managing pediatric heart pump components

After interviewing Cardiac Medical Caregivers, Physical Therapists, Ventricular Assist Device Technicians and Child Life Specialists and after exploring Pediatric Cardiac ICUs and Step Down Units, Daedalus brainstorms designs to ensure that external components of a pediatric heart pump are kept close to the patient, and are comfortable, convenient and safe, without impeding the normal development […]

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