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Keith S. Karn

Director of User Research and Human Factors

Bresslergroup Inc

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Bresslergroup Inc

1216 Arch Street 7th floor

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,19107

United States

Company Description

Based in Philadelphia, Bresslergroup develops innovative product and user interface solutions via integrated user research, industrial design and production engineering. The consultancy serves consumer, medical, office and industrial goods manufacturers. Since...more

Background Information

Employment History

Director of Human Factors and Interaction Design, Design Science

National Center for Human Factors Engineering in Healthcare


Principal Consultant

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society


Host

WHYY Inc


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'Design Thinking' Book Giveaway! | Bresslergroup News

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JD Albert, Bresslergroup's Director of Engineering, and Keith S. Karn, PhD, our Director of User Research and Human Factors, are two of the industry experts who help define this "systematic, more creative and human-centered approach to innovation."


About Peter Bressler | Bresslergroup

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Keith Karn


Karn Presents at Conference on Human Factors in Healthcare

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Keith S. Karn, PhD, at the Conference on Human Factors for Drug-Device Combination Products
Keith S. Karn, PhD, Bresslergroup's Director of User Research, drew on his extensive experience in both consumer product and medical device design for the presentation he gave earlier this month at the 2014 Human Factors for Drug-Device Combination Products Conference in Philadelphia. The thesis of his "Beyond Usability Testing: Integrating Human Factors Considerations Throughout Product Development" is: Combination products (products that combine a drug and a device to administer the drug) would be better-designed if we approached them more as we do consumer products. This is especially timely now that cost pressures are pushing healthcare into the hands of untrained patients and lay caregivers in the home environment, resulting in medical devices moving farther into the realm of consumer products. While the FDA and IEC provide sound guidance on applying human factors and usability engineering through analysis, testing, and validation, they do not - and rightly so - tell companies how to design their products. Karn posits that companies developing medical devices, particularly combination devices, focus too much on the testing and validation at the end of the product development process and not enough on involving human factors professionals throughout the process.


About Keith Karn | Bresslergroup

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Keith Karn
Director of User Research & Human Factors Keith has been steeped in human-centered design since strapping himself into the ejection seat of a supersonic airplane during his first human factors job in the early '80s. Since then he has trekked down mountains and trailed ER docs, all in the pursuit of user research. Before coming to Bresslergroup, he led user research and design teams at Xerox and Eastman Kodak, whose human factors department was one of the first in American industry. He has also designed for healthcare, including medical information systems and medical devices, and has extensive experience leading usability testing to meet the requirements of the FDA and European governing bodies. Keith interprets design as finding solutions that balance the competing and sometimes contradictory needs of users. At Bresslergroup, he leads contextual inquiry and usability testing, adding the rigor required to create successful user interfaces and intuitive product experiences. He also led Bresslergroup's interaction design team before moving into his current role. He speaks and publishes frequently on usability evaluation methods, improving customer acceptance through user-centered product design, and user interface design for emerging technologies. He earned his PhD in Experimental Psychology at the University of Rochester and degrees in Ergonomics and Industrial Engineering at North Carolina State University and Penn State. He taught human factors and human-computer interaction for many years at the Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester. Keith Karn Director of User Research & Human Factors What's your favorite all-time product? Blackhawk Zephyr canoe And your second-choice occupation? Keith Karn


Keith Karn, PhD, at HFES's 2014 Int'l Health Care Symposium

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Keith S. Karn, PhD, at the HFES 2014 International Health Care Symposium
Keith S. Karn, PhD, Bresslergroup's Director of User Research, moderated two panels at the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society's 2014 International Health Care Symposium, titled Leading the Way, in Chicago, March 16-19.


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