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Good Design…its the little things

Good Design…its the little things

By Matt Tramontana When the design direction of a product has been established and approved by the client, working through the detailed elements of a design begins.  As an industrial designer, the responsibility of applying the finishing touches to a design can be an...

The Top 10 “Musts” of Digital UX for Medical Devices

The Top 10 “Musts” of Digital UX for Medical Devices

By Maureen Mullins, UX/UI Design To the UX/UI Designers at HS Design, experience design is where people meet products. At HSD, we work to streamline experiences by reducing cognitive load, minimizing tasks, and promoting desired behaviors. For digital user interfaces...

The Model is Mightier than the CAD

The Model is Mightier than the CAD

By Stephen Simantiras As technology evolves and shapes our industry, many industrial designers and engineers find themselves jumping straight into CAD, hoping to have 3D prototypes built quickly for rapid user testing. CAD, along with 3D printing, allows for amazing...

HSD Technology Predictions for 2017

HSD Technology Predictions for 2017

From expanded indications for transcatheter aortic valve replacement systems to bioresorbable stents, medical technology took some big leaps forward in 2016. So what might 2017 have in store? We asked industry experts for some predictions. Here, in their own words,...

Meeting Clinical Needs in Human Factors Engineering

Meeting Clinical Needs in Human Factors Engineering

Check out the recent article on the MDDI Device Talk Blog discussing the new challenges involved in demonstrating use and usability of medical devices as required by the FDA. The recent white paper, co-authored by Dr. Mary Beth Privitera, M.Des, PhD, FIDSA and Tor...

How to write a good PRD

How to write a good PRD

HSD recently shared an article posted on MDDI discussing the "Chicken and Egg" Problem in developing product requirement documents for fist of kind products. The article goes into detail on the importance of understanding the value proposition of new products by...

Going for the Ironman!

Going for the Ironman!

Best of luck to Mike Quinn, our Director of Mechanical Engineering who is going for the Ironman this...

Software that does most of the work, so you don’t have to!

Software that does most of the work, so you don’t have to!

Check out the new PrimeraDx Software. HSD is proud to see the Modaplex software GUI integrated into the Qiagen Modaplex system designed to automatically run the instrument. Easy to use plate map creation using touch screen s sets up the PCR reactions for simple runs....

Accessories for VEOS HD

Accessories for VEOS HD

Whether you use an iPhone, iPad or Camera, Canfield now has the solution.  The Nikon 1 Camera kit turns any VEOS HD dermatoscope into a high resolution digital capture system. A simple magnetic attachment system allows secure connection in seconds, so the camera is...

Designing for the Medical Device Industry

Designing for the Medical Device Industry

Check out the article on Core77; Designing for the medical Device Industry: Holistic Solutions - A multi-Faceted Approach HSD, Dassault Systems and Ximedica discuss the challenges of designing complex products in a regulatory environment and moving through the sea of...

HSD at Wrigley

HSD at Wrigley

Getting some fun in while at AACC - Wrigley Field.  Cubs vs Rockies...Cubs win longest-running game in team...

Designing Next-Gen Medical Products

Designing Next-Gen Medical Products

HSD will be providing a seminar at the BIOMEDevice conference on March 26, 2014.  The goal of this creativity workshop is to provide guests with concrete methods and tools they can apply when designing new medical products.  Our team will provide techniques that help...