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User Research Improves Laparoscopic Instruments (Case Study)

Posted by Tristan Sedgwick on Wed, May 12, 2010

Cardinal Health's Diamond Line of laparoscopic instruments

A case study was recently published in Ergonomics in Design magazine-a publication affiliated with the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society-titled, "User Research Improves Laparoscopic Instruments," co-written by Farm's Director of Research & Usability, Beth Loring, and Industrial Designer, Erin Lemieux. The case study features a development project that Farm worked on for Cardinal Health's Diamond Line of laparoscopic instruments. The case study discusses how Farm's multi-disciplinary team conducted human factors and user research to design a new handle with improved ergonomics, resulting in improved comfort and usability by utilizing a user-centered development process.

Topics: user research, human factors, design