Kinneir Dufort announces new dedicated Human Factors team

08.02.16

We have always had a user centric approach at the heart of our culture and now we are delighted to announce the formalisation of a dedicated team of Human Factors experts within the company. 

Human Factors and Usability have played a critical role in many of Kinneir Dufort’s projects for several years now, ensuring the products we design and develop meet the needs and requirements of the end users. Particularly within the medical sector, Kinneir Dufort have been trusted with planning and integrating robust human factors strategies and programmes of work into our client’s device development projects. 

Our team of experts have an up to date understanding of what regulators, such as the US FDA, are looking for when reviewing submissions. We’ve seen a significant rise in the number of clients choosing to work with us to undertake global Human Factors related studies including; Contextual Inquiries, Formative and Summative Usability studies.

Kinneir Dufort’s Human Factors Group, led by Dr Ian Culverhouse, adopt a commercially focused and holistic perceptive to the application of Human Factors. In the context of medical devices, at Kinneir Dufort we extend this further by including an understanding of emotional and attitudinal beliefs that may have also influence compliance and acceptance of device use.  

Our role is to support not only our internal design team but also the client’s in-house teams to support them in making informed and timely decisions, backed up by robust evidence based knowledge and understanding.  

As part of this new team we are delighted to announce that Chris White has joined the team as a Senior Human Factors Consultant. Chris brings with him a wealth of experience applying Human Factors methods across industrial, transport and medical sectors and has previously worked for Network Rail, Lloyd’s Register and most recently Renishaw Plc. 

To find out more about our capabilities and experience in conducting global formative and summative usability studies, please contact Dr Ian Culverhouse