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Dr. Keith Karn S. PhD

Director of Human Factors and Interaction Design, Design Science

National Center for Human Factors Engineering in Healthcare

HQ Phone: (202) 244-9810

National Center for Human Factors Engineering in Healthcare

3007 Tilden St. NW Suite 7M

Washington Dc, District of Columbia 20008

United States

Company Description

Located in Washington, DC, the National Center for Human Factors Engineering in Healthcare brings together human factors engineers, health services researchers, and clinicians to conduct basic safety science and applied research to improve healthcare qual... more

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Employment History

Director of User Research and Human Factors
Bresslergroup Inc

Education

M.S.
industrial engineering

PhD
Experimental Psychology
University of Rochester

advanced degrees
psychology and engineering

degree
Ergonomics and Industrial Engineering
North Carolina State University

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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?
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