Title: Standards White Paper
When developing a new device using Human Factors Engineering (HFE), researching known use- and design-related issues and hazards that have already been identified for similar devices can give you an early boost and save you from reinventing the wheel.
Chris Gates, on Jul 20, 2017 12:15:00 PM
I just returned from a large trade show (it doesn’t matter which industry this was, this applies to almost all of them), and was struck by what Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, refers to as S.E.P. or “Somebody Else’s Problem”.
Mark Kraft, on Jul 12, 2017 8:40:38 AM
In our previous posts, we looked at the importance of integrating human factors engineering (HFE) processes throughout product development. FDA approval for your device may require a human factors validation test (HFVT), which will demonstrate just how well you've applied HFE all along. You'll want to plan ahead for an HFVT early on, designing validation test parameters concurrently with product design and development.
Chris Gates, on Jul 6, 2017 8:30:00 AM
“Firmware Over the Air” updating, also known as FOTA or sometimes OTA, is a double-edged sword when it comes to security.
Like any organized activity, InfoSec has its share of myths. These things are like “idea zombies” because they just don’t die. Here are a few of the more pernicious ones I’ve encountered:
At the outset of a project, natural momentum will tend to move engineering and development teams very quickly from “What” (problem and requirements) to “How” (methods and solution details). This article will illustrate the value of resisting that natural momentum to address “Why” - and paradoxically accelerate success.
Dan Purvis, on Jun 18, 2017 2:30:00 PM
At Velentium, we place a high value on quick learners who are resourcefully able to teach themselves and learn quickly from others how to rapidly work through problems until a solution is found. But when we say we value “quick learners,” what is it we're really valuing? Is it reading speed? Raw intelligence? The ability to synthesize ideas?
Dan Purvis, on Jun 4, 2017 2:30:00 PM
Deep immersion in a technical field is good and necessary in today’s world of hyper-specialization. How else would we develop expertise, hone skills, and discover the limits and possibilities of a given specialty?