June 20th, 2017 – Contextual Inquiry in Clinical Settings

Contextual Inquiry in Clinical Settings

Please join us for a wonderful talk by Beth Loring on conducting user research in clinical settings. Even if you don’t currently work on medical devices, you will learn great tips on research facilitation from one of the best in the industry!

Beth will start with a high-level overview of the medical device human factors/usability engineering (HF/UE) process to meet FDA and international regulations. She will then discuss best practices for conducting contextual inquiries in clinical settings such as hospitals and show examples of data analysis methods and deliverables. The talk will close with a case study and open discussion.

Guest Speaker: Beth Loring

Beth is a Certified Human Factors Professional with over 25 years of experience in product design and usability, having expertise in user requirements gathering, ethnography, ergonomics, user interface design, usability testing, and training.

Beth is experienced in the design and evaluation of a wide array of consumer products, software applications, web sites, mobile applications, and medical devices. For healthcare clients, Beth leads ethnographic studies in clinical settings, conducts formative and summative usability tests, and advises device manufacturers on the human factors engineering components of their FDA 510(k), PMA, and CE Mark submissions.

Before founding Loring Human Factors, Beth led usability teams at Radius, Farm Design, Bentley University, and AIR. She is author of 31 papers and articles and contributor to four books. She is co-author with Joseph Dumas of Moderating Usability Tests: Principles and Practice for Interacting (Elsevier, 2008).




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Time and Location

6:00 – 6:30 Networking and refreshments

6:30 – 7:30 Presentation

7:30 – 8:00 Networking

Schall Creative 250 North Commercial Street Manchester, NH 03101

Waumbec Mill South Entrance, Second Floor

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