WE WROTE THE BOOK… FINALLY!
We are pleased to announce our new book, Humanizing Healthcare: Human Factors for Medical Device Design, published by Springer-Nature. The cover and Table of Contents are shown below. Here are a few reviews:
“Humanizing Healthcare” is an impressive, important book. Human Error, the authors point out in the opening pages of the book, is one of the largest causes of death in the US. Worse, human error is usually not the real reason: you have to ask what led to the error? Invariably it is poor human factors design, hence the subtitle of the book: “Human factors for medical device design”.
This is a massive book, but don’t be frightened: it is lively and readable, authoritative and comprehensive (which is why it is so massive). Use it as a textbook in a class or as a reference. It is essential reading for those involved in healthcare practice, teaching, or administration.”
— Don Norman, Prof. and Director of the University of California, San Diego’s Design Lab, former VP of Apple, and author of “The Design of Everyday Things.”
“This new addition to the literature on human factors in healthcare engineering has managed to be both accessible and comprehensive. From its compelling examples to its well-reasoned and explained approaches, this book is destined to be one of the most read texts on human factors in healthcare.”
— Mark Wehde, Chair, Mayo Clinic Division of Engineering, Fellow Mayo Clinic Academy of Educational Excellence, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
“This is an excellent resource, covering from human factors basics, applicable to many product spaces, to more specifics relevant to medical device development. The writing is accessible and well organized. It is a wonderful, timely resource, given the current importance and prevalence of medical device development.”
— Dan Sevier, Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Industrial Design, Iowa State University