FDAnews Announces — Usability Inspection: Getting the Whole Team Involved Webinar, Dec. 10, 2015

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A usability inspection, also known as a heuristic evaluation, is a method used to identify problems with a product’s design. Attendees will save time and money by uncovering potential issues earlier in the design process and discover hidden insights to help meet needs their users can’t yet define.

Usability Inspection:
Getting the Whole Team Involved
Dec. 10, 2015 — 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST
http://www.fdanews.com/usabilityinspection

A usability inspection, also known as a heuristic evaluation, is a method used to identify problems with a product’s design. It involves expert evaluators who examine the product and judge its compliance with recognized usability principles, e.g. heuristics. Traditionally, a usability inspection is done by human factors engineers alone.

In order to help attendees translate ambiguous end-user needs into specific technical and engineering requirements Battelle has expanded this exercise to include system, software, mechanical and electrical engineers. This multi-disciplinary approach provides a rich base of qualitative data that reveals the most valuable prospects for design improvements. The content is likely to appeal to project manager and systems engineers who are looking for effective and efficient ways to collect design inputs for a future product/product update. It has the added advantages of being relatively quick and low cost.

On Dec. 10 Battelle shares its “whole team” approach to performing a usability inspection in order to collect robust design inputs. Using a 5-point scoring system this approach illustrates the areas of the design that present the most significant usability problems along with design improvements to address these issues. Attendees will save time and money by uncovering potential issues earlier in the design process and discover hidden insights to help meet needs their users can’t yet define.

Who Will Benefit:
The content is likely to appeal to project manager and systems engineers who are looking for effective and efficient ways to collect design inputs for a future product or product update.

Meet the Instructors:
Debbie McConnell, Human Factors Lead, Battelle
Ms. McConnell has 25 years of experience working with product development teams in private industry, public service, and government agencies. As a Human Factors practitioner, Ms. McConnell’s focus is on identifying and delivering design solutions that exceed customers’ expectations and ensure safe use. She has experience in all phases of the product development lifecycle, including research-based design inputs, use error analysis, prototyping, usability testing, summative validation studies, regulatory submissions, and product launch support.

Krista Alley Smith, Industrial Designer, Battelle
Ms. Smith has more than five years of experience within the medical device and consumer product development industries. As an Industrial Designer, Ms. Smith focuses on uncovering the root causes behind user needs in order to design safe and effective solutions. Ms. Smith is a versatile member of the Human Centric Design team, encompassing a wide spectrum of product development, visual communications, and human factors research capabilities. Her experience includes planning and execution of contextual and design research, design and development of products and systems, and the facilitation and analysis of usability testing.

Kayla Carter, Systems Engineer, Battelle
For the past five years at Battelle, Ms. Carter has worked on the development of medical devices used in both the diagnostic and life science research markets. Her responsibilities include leading activities such as voice of customer elicitation, requirement elicitation/creation/ management, facilitation of risk management activities, test strategy planning (e.g., subsystems, software, system), system integration activities, verification and validation execution/reporting, and design transfer.

Webinar Details:
Usability Inspection:
Getting the Whole Team Involved
Dec. 10, 2015 — 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST
http://www.fdanews.com/usabilityinspection

Tuition:
Free

Easy Ways to Register:
Online:     http://www.fdanews.com/usabilityinspection    
By phone: 888-838-5578 or 703-538-7600

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