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24 April, 2013

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In light of yesterday’s tragic events at the Boston Marathon, we are postponing the UXPA Monthly Meeting by one week. Please mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 24, 2012 6:00 – 9:00 PM for the meeting (originally scheduled for April 17).

The meeting will feature Bill Hartman talking about A Business Case for Integrating Human Factors. It will be held at Essential, which is located at 143 South Street, Boston, MA 02111.

Although the UXPA Board agrees that carrying on with our meeting would demonstrate our strong resiliency as a community, active investigations are still occurring in the area. We also realize that some people will welcome extra time to spend with their families during this trying time.

Our hearts and thoughts go out to all those affected by the terrible turn of yesterday’s events.

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A Business Case for Integrating Human Factors: More than just Risk Reduction and Regulatory Needs
Bill Hartman Presenting

The FDA’s medical device human factors draft guidance (June 2011) offers important process recommendations that not only help ensure safety and efficacy, but, when employed earnestly, play a strategic role in creating business value for medical device developers. As with other industries, human factors research, from product definition onward, can help products reach markets faster and in more impactful ways.

Bill Hartman, Director of Research, Essential Design

Bill leads programs in many industries, applying research methods to humanize technology in differentiated ways. His work with Genzyme, Haemonetics, WellDoc, Healthways, and others has helped providers of devices, digital systems, therapies, and communities better serve clinician, patient, and family needs. Also an Adjunct Lecturer at Bentley University, he previously worked as an independent consultant, VP of Product Development at Fitch, and as UX Director at Scient (Razorfish). He holds degrees from Davidson and the Institute of Design (Chicago).