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Sponsors

HFES thanks the following organizations for their generous support of the 2018 International Annual Meeting. 

 
 

Women's Lunch Sponsor – The Aerospace Systems Technical Group is concerned with the application of human factors to the development, design, certification, operation, and maintenance of human-machine systems in aviation and space environments. The group addresses issues for civilian and military systems in the realms of performance and safety.

 

                 Anonymous Donor

 

Child Care Fund Sponsor

 

         Anthony D. (Tony) Andre

 

Pink Socks Sponsor

 

                  

Student Lounge (Tuesday) Sponsor –Distinguish yourself. Established in 1990, BCPE’s certification symbolizes excellence in the practice of human factors/ergonomics/ user experience. For information about certification and its
benefits, stop by our exhibit.

 














 

Lanyard Sponsor  |  PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Junior Sponsor – Creative. Flexible. Research-minded. Bold Insight is a human factors research agency. From user research informing early product design to global human factors validation, we specialize in applying HF engineering to all phases of product development. We bring the expertise of a large agency and the imagination and agility of a startup to each project.
 



                           Bose

 

PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Principal Sponsor



         

 


UX Day Alternative Session Sponsor - Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure. Investor relations, public relations, public policy and marketing professionals rely on Business Wire to accurately distribute market-moving news and multimedia, host online newsrooms and IR websites, build content marketing platforms, generate social engagements and provide audience analysis that improves interaction with specified target markets. Founded in 1961, Business Wire is a trusted source for news organizations, journalists, investment professionals and regulatory authorities, delivering news directly into editorial systems and leading online news sources via its multi-patented NX Network. Business Wire has 28 offices worldwide to securely meet the varying needs of communications professionals and news consumers. Learn more at services.BusinessWire.com and Tempo, the Business Wire resource for industry trends; follow updates on Twitter: @businesswire or on Facebook.

 

       
                 David Cochran


 

Pink Socks Sponsor
 

Women's Lunch Sponsor – The Cognitive Engineering And Decision Making Technical Group encourages research on human cognition and decision making and the application of this knowledge to the design of systems and training programs. Emphasis is on considerations of descriptive models, processes, and characteristics of human decision making, alone or in conjunction with other individuals or intelligent systems; factors that affect decision making and cognition in naturalistic task settings; technologies for assisting, modifying, or supplementing human decision making; and training strategies for assisting or influencing decision making. 



UX Day Mentor-Mentee Luncheon Sponsor – The Computer Systems Technical Group​ is concerned with human factors in the design of computer systems. This includes the user-centered design of hardware, software, applications, documentation, work activities, and the work environment. Practitioners and researchers in the CSTG community take a holistic, systems approach to the design and evaluation of all aspects of user-computer interactions. Some goals are to ensure that computer systems are useful, usable, safe, and, where possible, fun; and to enhance the quality of work life and recreational/educational computer use by ensuring that computer interface, function, and job design are interesting and provide opportunities for personal and professional growth.

 


                           Nancy Cooke

 

Pink Socks Sponsor
 
















 

PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Senior Sponsor – Core Human Factorshelps companies see their products from their users' perspectives. Our services support decisions throughout the design lifecycle, from initial concept through post-market remediation. Our niche is regulatory compliance and liability control for high-risk products such as medical and drug-delivery devices. We conduct studies around the world and maintain three in-house testing suites.

 

         Council of Technical Groups

 

Alphonse Chapanis Best Student Paper Award Sponsor

 

                 Haydee M. Cuevas

 

Mentor-Mentee Luncheons  Sponsor  |  Student Career and Professional Development Day − “The Mentoring Game”​ Sponsor

 

                    Kermit G. Davis

Pink Socks Sponsor



PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Principal Sponsor – Design Science has been providing global human factors support (usability testing, contextual inquiry, and labeling/instructions for use design) for medical product development since 1991. We have worked on a variety of systems, including surgical instruments, diagnostic equipment, pharmaceutical packaging, combination products, and software for start-ups to Fortune 100 pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers.

 


         
           



 

PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Principal Sponsor – DesignThink believes that the best brands are built through authentic product experiences. These are the ones consumers reach for again and again, and are the result of deeply innovative, original thinking. DesignThink is a full-service product design and development group. We pursue solutions which balance user + usage + utility to help define expressive products that are meaningful and relevant for users while remaining authentic to our client’s brand values.

 

               F. Thomas Eggemeier

 

Pink Socks Sponsor

 


         
             



 

PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Junior Sponsor – End to End User Research will help you create a better user experience. We are a full service agency providing recruiting, usability testing, ethnographic research, and more. We have state of the art facilities for rent, including usability labs, focus group rooms and contextual spaces.Together we will uncover deep insights about your customers and their needs; then we will help you innovate and refine ideas throughout the product design process. At End to End, our business is research, because research matters.

 

                M. Susan Hallbeck

 

Pink Socks Sponsor

 







 

PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Principal Sponsor – Hill-Rom is a leading global medical technology company with 10,000 employees worldwide. We partner with health-care providers in more than 100 countries by focusing on patient care solutions that improve clinical and economic outcomes in five core areas: Advancing Mobility, Wound Care and Prevention, Patient Monitoring and Diagnostics, Surgical Safety and Efficiency, and Respiratory Health. Around the world, Hill-Rom's people, products, and programs work towards one mission: Every day, around the world, we enhance outcomes for patients and their caregivers.

 

                   Richard Holden

 

Pink Socks Sponsor

 















 

PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Junior Sponsor – Human Factors in Context LLC provides human factors and usability engineering support during all phases of product design and development. Principal consultant, Keith Karn, and a multidisciplinary team of collaborators emphasize up-front user research in the context of the products people use, the tasks they perform, and the environments in which they work and play. Typical domains in which we work include consumer products, medical devices, and the hybrid of these two core areas: medsumer products (consumer medical devices used at home).

 

                   Andrew Imada

 

Pink Socks Sponsor

 



           Waldemar Karwowski​


 

Alphonse Chapanis Best Student Paper Award Sponsor
 


 





 

PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Junior SponsorLoring Human Factors, LLC is a consultancy helping clients design seamless, safe, and successful user experiences through the application of human factors engineering. Services include user research, user interface design, usability testing, training and workshops, and medical device regulatory advice.

 


                 William S. Marras​

 

Pink Socks Sponsor
 

PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Senior SponsorMasimo is a global medical technology company that develops and manufactures innovative noninvasive patient monitoring technologies, medical devices, and a wide array of sensors. We believe that Masimo SET® helps clinicians monitor in excess of approximately 100 million patients in healthcare settings around the world, and is the primary pulse oximetry technology at 17 of the top 20 hospitals listed in the 2017–2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Honor Roll.

 










 

PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Principal Sponsor – Located in Washington, DC, MedStar Health’s National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare brings together human factors engineers, psychologists, industrial systems engineers, health services researchers, and clinicians to conduct basic safety science and applied research to improve healthcare safety, efficiency, and reliability.
 



        Nuance Communications
 

Women's Lunch Sponsor

         
               Christopher Reid


 


Pink Socks Sponsor

 

                 David Rempel

 

Pink Socks Sponsor

 

                    Valerie Rice

 

Pink Socks Sponsor

 

                  Eduardo Salas

 

Pink Socks Sponsor

 

           Carolyn Sommerich

 

Pink Socks Sponsor

 








 

PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Principal SponsorStarship Health Technologies provides applied research, mHealth technology development and user-centered design consulting. Today, Starship is conducting health services research to improve core processes such as care coordination and clinical communications; creating public health interventions to reduce health disparities and to empower patients; and applying advanced learning technologies to augment medical and patient education with virtual environments. Starship serves a national customer base from our offices in suburban Philadelphia, and is eager to talk to you about how we can work together.
 

                     
 
                        State Farm



 

Marc Resnick Best Paper Award Sponsor  |  UX Day Mentor-Mentee Luncheon Sponsor
 










 

Women's Lunch Sponsor – The Institute for Simulation and Training was established to conduct research and develop technology that advances the state of the art in affordable and effective human-centered simulation capabilities and training systems. Founded in 1982 as a research unit of the University of Central Florida and reporting directly to the Vice President for Research and Commercialization, the Institute provides a wide range of research and information services for the modeling, simulation and training community. The Institute is one of more than 150 public and private entities specializing in simulation and training and located along a coast-to-coast high tech corridor from Tampa to Daytona Beach—the largest concentration of this expertise in the world.
 

 





 

Women's Lunch Sponsor – Doctoral and Master's programs in health informatics now available through the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dept. of Biomedical and Health Information Sciences (UIC). Tracks in health-centered social and organizational issues as well as technical systems.



 


PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Principal Sponsor – The Health Care Engineering Systems Center (HCESC) of the College of Engineering at Illinois was established as a place where engineering meets medicine in innovative ways. HCESC is a leader in simulation, health analytics, human factors, medical robotics and education to design and develop collaborative solutions that improve health outcomes. 
 

 

      

 

PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Senior SponsorUsability Associates is a human factors consulting firm specializing in requirements definition, design, testing, and installation for product development. The firm was founded in 1998 by Stanley Caplan.
 











 


PDTG/HCTG Networking Reception Senior SponsorUserWorks is a Washington, DC area corporation that has provided user experience design, usability engineering, and human factors research consulting services since 1989. Clients have included over 200 organizations spanning the government, non-profit, and private sectors. Services include requirements definition, interaction design, user research including usability testing, accessibility analyses, human performance R&D, and participant recruiting.

Advertisers

 

                      

Distinguish yourself. Established in 1990, BCPE’s certification symbolizes excellence in the practice of human factors/ergonomics/ user experience. For information about certification and its
benefits, stop by our exhibit.
 

Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defense, space and security systems, and service provider of aftermarket support. Find out what Boeing is doing to advance ergonomics and create wearable machines that protect workers from injuries, while enhancing their performance and capabilities for building and servicing our amazing products.

 



 



 

Creative. Flexible. Research-minded. Bold Insight is a human factors research agency. From user research informing early product design to global human factors validation, we specialize in applying HF engineering to all phases of product development. We bring the expertise of a large agency and the imagination and agility of a startup to each project.

 

Design Science has been providing global human factors support (usability testing, contextual inquiry, and labeling/instructions for use design) for medical product development since 1991. We have worked on a variety of systems, including surgical instruments, diagnostic equipment, pharmaceutical packaging, combination products, and software for start-ups to Fortune 100 pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers.

 










 

Since 1912, Liberty Mutual has provided broad, competitively priced insurance products and services to meet the ever-changing needs of its customers. Liberty Mutual blends a full range of primary, excess, and specialty commercial insurance products with superior risk engineering that helps prevent the incidents that spark claims, and claims management that produces superior outcomes when injuries happen. Liberty Mutual is known worldwide for its in-depth expertise, financial strength, and dedication to helping people embrace today and confidently pursue tomorrow. Liberty Mutual is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor.

 

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