• Dr. Andre will be presenting the keynote address "One Step Forward, Two Steps Backward: When Technology and Ergonomics Collide" at the Berkeley COEH Continuing Education Program's Summer Institute on July 31, 2013...
  • The 2014 Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care: Leading the Way is now accepting proposals! Call for Proposals ...
  • IAA opens a second usability testing facility! Located just a few blocks away from our current facility in Saratoga, CA, our new facility will house a second custom testing lab, purpose built for human factors studies and their unique needs...
  • Dr. Andre is quoted in a Tech News Daily article regarding the ergonomic effects of using e-readers: Who Killed the E-Reader? ...
  • Dr. Andre will speak as an invited panelist on "FDA Human Factors Compliance"at the American Society for Quality Usability Event, taking place on March 21, 2013...
  • Dr. Andre organizes and moderates FDA Human Factors Panel at the 2013 HFES International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare. Tony Watson, Ron Kaye and Molly Story participated in the session, which covered the history of the FDA human factors team, an update on the human factors draft guidance and a review of the new draft guidance on medical devices for home health care...
  • Dr. Andre moderates closing plenary address featuring Dr. Kellie Taylor, Deputy Director of the FDA's DMEPA group. Dr. Taylor spoke about the unique requirements for validating combination drug products and her group's role in overseeing all human factors validation efforts for these products...
  • Dr. Andre announces that the 2014 HFES International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare will take place on March 17-19 in Chicago, IL...
  • Dr. Andre is quoted in a Wall Street Journal article regarding the recent trend of increasingly large touchscreen phones: Phones Are a Big-Screen Hit but a Bit of a Fashion Challenge ...
  • Dr. Andre presented a plenary session address at the PDA's 2012 "Universe of Pre filled Syringes and Injection Devices" Conference in Las Vegas, NV on October 16,2012. Dr. Andre shared the stage with Kathy Lee, of the FDA. His address, entitled "The Human Factors Top 10 List", discussed the top 10 most critical mistakes made by drug delivery device and biopharma companies when attempting to obtain FDA Human Factors approval for a combination product...
  • Dr. Anthony Andre is elected as Fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Recognition of this honor will be made on Tuesday, October 23, at the Opening Plenary Session of the 2012 HFES Annual Meeting in Boston, MA...
  • Dr. Andre quoted in recent San Jose Mercury News article, Pedal pusher: Desk-bike marketer hopes to get more workers into shape, with his take on a new desk-bike...
  • Dr. Andre to host and chair the 2013 HFES Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care! The Symposium, titled "Advancing the Cause" will be held March 11-13, 2013, at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland....
  • Dr. Andre to give podium presentation entitled "The Human Factors Top 10 List: Answers to the 10 Most Important Human Factors Questions for Obtaining FDA Approval for your Drug Delivery Device" at the 2012 PDA Universe of Pre-Filled Syringes and Injection Devices Conference, October 15-17, Las Vegas, NV....
  • Dr. Andre presents invited talk on incorporating human factors inputs into early device design and selection activities and moderates FDA human factors panel at the 2012 Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care...
  • Dr. Andre presents opening plenary address at the 2012 Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care. The symposium was created, organized and chaired by Dr. Andre, in coordination with the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of which he is the Immediate Past President. The symposium, held March 12-14 in Baltimore, was attended by 450 human factors professionals, health care industry representatives, health care provides and regulatory personnel...
  • IAA/Usernomics has moved our offices and research facility a short distance to the prestigious city of Saratoga, CA. We have built a new custom usability testing facility and welcome the change of venue after 19 years in Cupertino, CA. Click here for pictures of Dr. Andre during the construction of our new lab!...
  • IAA conducts comprehensive AED/CPR study in France. Read the recent whitepaper to find out which AEDs passed and which failed!...
  • Dr. Anthony Andre to Chair the HFES 2012 Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care (June 2011)...
  • Dr. Andre gives webinar presentation on "What Makes a Pre-Filled Syringe Usable and Ergonomic? Critical Human Factors Design Attributes and Interacting Factors, sponsored by the Parental Drug Association (PDA), July 14, 2011...
  • IAA leads Human Factors program that results in EU and FDA approval for the new Asante "Pearl" Insulin Pump. Details are found at: http://www.asantesolutions.com (June 2011)...
  • IAA wins contract with Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC), the world's largest professional services firm (May 2011)...
  • Dr. Andre presents "Put Down that Workstation! How Software Usability and Expertise IS Office Ergonomics" as an Invited Speaker of the Bay Area Ergonomics Roundtable, held at the "We've Got your Back!" store in Los Gatos, CA May 18, 2011...
  • IAA conducted human factors/ergonomics analyses toward optimizing the design and user experience of the Peregrine Wearable Computer Interface ...
  • IAA helped incorporate ergonomics properties into the new Meglio handle/holder for the iPad. The design serves several common use cases and provides a flexible number of ways to hold, manipulate or stand the device...
  • Dr. Andre is quoted in recent blog discussing the user experience challenges associated with the recent trend of more complex applications used on mobile devices...
  • Dr. Andre featured on Dan Mulhern's radio show, "Everyday Leadership", discussing ergonomics in the workplace. (December 2010)...
  • Dr. Andre starts term as President of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (Sept 2010)...
  • Dr. Andre serves as the Host Chair for the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 54th Annual Meeting in San Francisco (Sept 2010)...
  • Dr. Andre organized and chaired a recent discussion panel titled "Blasphemy or Pragmatics? When NOT to Follow User-Centered Design Techniques" (Sept 2010)...
  • Dr. Andre speaks on medical device human factors at the "Universe of pre-filled syringes and injection devices" conference in Las Vegas (October 2010)...
  • Dr. Andre gives invited presentation "How software usability, expertise and workload impact ergonomics" to the UC Berkeley Ergonomics Summer Institute Course (July 2010)...
  • Dr. Andre gives invited presentation "To Err is Human, To Foresee is Human Factors: Improving Patient Safety Through Usability Engineering" to the Bay Area Biomedical Device Conference (March 2010)...
  • Dr. Andre is elected next President of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society HFES (August 2009)...
  • IAA wins the prestigious 2009 User Centered Design Award from the HFES Product Design Technical Group for their design of the Cardiac Science AED PowerHeart G3 Plus (August 2009)...
  • Dr. Andre is recipient of the San Jose State University, 2009 Davidson College of Engineering Oustanding Lecturer Award (2009)...

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Usability Professionals AssociationUsability Professionals Association
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AAMIAssociation for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation
BCPEBoard of Certification in Professional Ergonomics

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Interface Analysis / Usernomics is a user experience research, interface design, usability testing, and workplace ergonomics firm. We specialize in the research, evaluation, design, and testing of software and hardware interfaces for a wide variety of domains and products.

Since inception we have evaluated, designed, or tested more than 1,000 products and services, for more than 400 clients. To each project we bring the highest level of knowledge in interface design, human factors, ergonomics, and usability testing, along with the practical skills necessary to pragmatically apply theory and principle to product and workplace research, design, testing, and analysis.

We believe that interface design, usability, and ergonomics dramatically impact the utility of a product or work environment, as measured by the productivity, satisfaction, and safety of those who interact with it. At IAA our goal is to make the interaction between people, products, and the environment safe, productive, and satisfying... by applying a business-centered approach to user-centered design

Our client list is diverse; from startups and inventors to mid-sized companies and Fortune 100 giants. Equally diverse is our product domains, covering aerospace, automotive, process control, computer software, web sites and applications, IT applications, network management, medical devices and health care, computer input devices, signage, telephony products, mobile products, consumer electronics, biotech applications, instructional design and more! And, of course, we offer a variety of services for our clients, such as: user experience research/ethnography, user interface design, usability evaluation, ergonomics optimization, instructional design and usability/ergonomics testing.

Browse the menu on the left to learn more about our clients and project history.

Featured Project: The Meglio iPad handle


IAA helped incorporate ergonomics properties into the new Meglio handle/holder for the iPad. The design serves several common use cases and provides a flexible number of ways to hold, manipulate or stand the device.


The Meglio iPad handle is available for pre-order now! Visit themeglio.com for more information.

IAA welcomes our recent (2009-2011) clients!

Pixar Ciena Abbott Diabetes Care
NASA DEKA Thomson Reuters Precor
Social ConceptsPlantronics 3M Intel
Life Technologies Georgia Pacific Guillemot
Genentech AT&T USDA
AP Pharma BiogenIdec IDT
Zazzle UC Berkeley Asante
Sozo Mannkind Genomic
Unilife Commwell Calibra
Verifone PWC BD
Verifone PWC BD
Verifone SSI GSK
Verifone Philips Roku