• 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participated in the session, which covered the history of the FDA human factors team, an update on the human factors draft guidance and a review of the new draft guidance on medical devices for home health care...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 Bullet Explanation of UX

User experience, often abbreviated UX, is a term used to describe the overall experience and satisfaction a user has when using a product or system. It most commonly refers to a combination of software and business topics, such as selling over the web, but it applies to any result of interaction design.

This field has its roots in human factors and ergonomics, a field that since the late 1940s has been focusing on the interaction between human users, machines and the contextual environments to design systems that address the user's experience. The term also has a more recent connection to user-centered design principles and also incorporates elements from similar user-centered design fields:

As with the fields mentioned above, user experience design is a highly multi-disciplinary field, incorporating aspects of psychology, anthropology, computer science, graphic design and industrial design.

At its core, user experience design incorporates most or all of the above disciplines to positively impact the overall user experience with a particular system or device. User experience design defines a sequence of screen presentations, user interactions, and system responses that meet user goals and tasks while satisfying business and functional requirements. (Wikipedia)

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Usernomics can assist your company to create a high level of user satisfaction for your products. Part of the UX outcome is to make your product: easy to learn, easy to use, aesthetically pleasing, and marketable. Our user experience experts can systematically ensure an optimum experience for both hardware and software products. Their expertise covers a wide range of products including web-based and application software, consumer products, communication systems, and vehicles such as automobiles and aircraft.

User Experience Design Articles & Resources

As a service to our professional community, we are pleased to bring you a great starting place for locating articles and resources for user experience design.

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