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Balancing regulatory restraints with creativity

Balancing regulatory restraints with creativity

Releasing Regulatory Restraints: Agile Methods at HSD Agile Methodologies truly suit a wide range of tasks and, when aptly applied, can stoke the fires of innovation in a highly effective and efficient manner. In medical device development, allowing room for Agile...

Agile Methodology in Product Development | Season 2 Episode 5

Agile Methodology in Product Development | Season 2 Episode 5

Listen to the latest episode of hsDNA, as Michael Quinn, the VP of Design & Engineering for HS Design, joins host Justin Starbird to talk about how being agile and adhering to regulatory constraints is sometimes in conflict.   As everyone knows, the medical device...

HSD Process Of Strategy & Planning | Season 2 Episode 4

HSD Process Of Strategy & Planning | Season 2 Episode 4

Today, we're talking to Bobby Boyer, Director of Product Development for HSD, and talking about the process of strategy and planning. Over the years, the capabilities of HSD have certainly widened, and the scope is a little bit bigger than it has been, but in the true...

Secrets Of Medical Device Design | Season 2 Episode 3

Secrets Of Medical Device Design | Season 2 Episode 3

On the latest episode of hsDNA, host Justin Starbird is joined by Tor Alden, Global Design Development and Human Factor Lead of HS Design, now a SteriPack company, and Mary Beth Privitera, Principal of Human Factors Engineering for HS Design. There are a couple of...

Teaching What We Practice | Season 2 Episode 2

Teaching What We Practice | Season 2 Episode 2

At HSD, we are fortunate to work with companies of all sizes. Some of our favorites are start-ups that are just out of the gate. Our passion is working with and teaching entrepreneurs what it takes to start a business and take a product from a concept all the way to...

The State of Medical Device Design 2021

The State of Medical Device Design 2021

What is the state of medical device design going into 2021? Tor Alden, Principal of HS Design in Morristown, NJ joins host Justin Starbird to discuss as they open Season 2 of the hsDNA Podcast. Tor shared that, having been been in consultancy for over 20 years, he...

A True Love Affair: Human Factors and Safety-Related Risks

A True Love Affair: Human Factors and Safety-Related Risks

  The assessment and mitigation of safety-related risks is arguably one of the most important parts of the medical device development process. Every medical device, regardless of its nature or intended purpose, carries health and safety risks of some sort that...

Design vs. Human Factors: Medical Design’s Chicken and Egg

Design vs. Human Factors: Medical Design’s Chicken and Egg

Article: Innovation 2020 Spring - Privitera How do you get a medical device to be easy to use? Great design! How do you reduce risk and prevent injury in medical devices? Design. (There’s even a risk standard that says so: ISO 14971). How does a medical device become...

The Dream, the Reality and the Influence of Science

The Dream, the Reality and the Influence of Science

Tor Alden, IDSA INNOVATION Spring Vol. 40 No. 1, p. 24 https://www.idsa.org/innovation/spring-2020/dream-reality-and-influence-science Whether you believe God or the devil lives in the details, there is no mistaking their influence. The design of medical products is...

The Benefits of Appropriate Aesthetics in Medical Device Design

The Benefits of Appropriate Aesthetics in Medical Device Design

Historically, the stance on aesthetics in medical design has been described as “form follows function.” The outward design of a product always takes a backseat to the simple need for the product to perform its function, often being dismissed altogether. However, with...

HSD Product Development Profile

HSD Product Development Profile

Hs Design, located in Gladstone, NJ is a product design firm that specializes in creating medical devices. Tor Alden explains, “We felt that we needed to be more than a design firm. We could have been a design firm where other product development firms will come to us...

Who Needs a Product Champion?

Who Needs a Product Champion?

At HS Design, we often talk about projects moving forward through design and commercialization. One of the “hidden” steps that is integral to creating a successful project, is a Product Champion. When discussing tools and different aspects of projects that are in...

Why is a Product Champion Important for Start-ups?

Why is a Product Champion Important for Start-ups?

For startups, having a Product Champion is critically important to see a new project through from design to commercialization. A Product Champion is someone that's devoted to the product itself. This person is the one responsible for driving the decision to make sure...