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Human factors/usability testing of medical devices not only makes the product better by designing with the user as the focal point it is also an FDA requirement as part of the 510(k) or PMA submission.
If you are responsible for getting a medical device ready for market we have extensive experience in this area and have prepared a presentation to educate on how we can help your company and product. For further information or questions on our Usability Testing processes please contact Intersection-Inc.or direct contact Milt Halsted at 949-533-9352.
To create a premium service to help you meet your Usability and Usability Testing / cmc / IFU requirements, Intersection has put together the most experienced team of experts in California to address your needs. Our group is led by Dr. Joely Gardner, widely known in Human Factors & Usability Testing services (See link to her recent presentation on IFU Testing: http://www.thedesignacademy.com/#!joely-gardner-article/ip8). Dr. Gardner has a Certificate in Project Management and is a licensed psychologist and a Fellow and Diplomate in the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists & Psychodiagnosticians. She has performed extensive usability testing and voice of customer research projects for companies such as Mitchell Medical, ThermoFisher (Life Technologies), Quest Diagnostics Clinical Trials Division, and Cardinal Health. She is a part-time professor at California State University at Fullerton in the graduate-level certificate program in Customer Experience and User-Centered Design.
Chuck Pelly is a 45-year veteran of the design industry and is a world-renowned product, seating, auto and transportation designer. He is the founder/former President of Designworks/USA, which grew to be one of the world’s top 10 design consultancies and became a wholly owned subsidiary of BMW Group.
Designworks/USA provided transportation, product, color, materials, graphics and design services for it’s global clients and was instrumental in the design of the BMW X5, Z4 and award-winning BMW 3 Series. Chuck is the designer of the original Scarab sports car for Lance Reventlow and original Chaparral racecar and has been awarded by Eyes on Design for race car design.
He has led design efforts of noted branded products for almost all major industries. Nominated 4 times for the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Lifetime Achievement award, Chuck has pioneered the development of comfort ergonomics in office seating, industrial equipment, medical equipment and automobiles.
Chuck has been awarded more than 40 U.S. and foreign patent, has received numerous awards for his design work, has taught and lectured broadly, served on many boards, has been President of the Industrial Design Society of America, and an IDSA Fellow since 1994. As a distinguished alumnus, Chuck has been involved with the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA since 1968 and is Alumni Chair for San Diego. He has received their George Jorgensen Design Achievement award for his significant contributions.
Chuck is co-founder of The Design Academy, Inc., a multidisciplinary consulting group, dedicated to sharing design and creative knowledge with corporations, educational institutions and organizations. Chuck is passionate about working with students, researchers and clients to identify cutting edge technologies that can be harnessed through the power of design. As a result of his deep and diverse range of experiences over the past 45 years, Chuck has built an unparalleled global network of collaborators, suppliers and manufacturers.
With the recent launch of Intersection-Inc., an offshoot of The Design Academy, Chuck is responsible for Creative Direction and remains committed to improving businesses and the world through design.