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THE LATEST HAPPENINGS AT ICS

What’s Taking So Long for the Self-Driving Future to Arrive?

ICS' Stephanie Van Ness and Jeff LeBlanc discuss the future of the self-driving car in Connected World magazine. With circulation of over 300,000 readers, people turn to Connected World when they need to make sense of all the trends in a burgeoning digital world in IoT.

May 20, 2019

Focusing on Usability Can Limit Medical Device Recalls: Here’s How

In an article published in MassDevice, the online journal of the medical devices industry, ICS' Stephanie Van Ness and Rex Palmer discuss how to mitigate user error by prioritizing usability and incorporating a carefully designed user experience. Read full article. 

May 15, 2019

Style Meets Technology in the World of Wearables

Director of User Experience Jeff LeBlanc discusses the new world of wearable computing and some challenges faced by designers in this feature article on Medical Design Brief's website.

May 14, 2019

How to Avoid Your Medical Device Being Hacked

ICS' Stephanie Van Ness discusses steps Medtech manufacturers can take to lessen the likelihood of security breaches and cyberhacking in July's issue of Medical Design & Outsourcing magazine. Check out the full article, here.

May 14, 2019

Is Software a Blind Spot for the Medical Device Industry?

Software is also the leading cause of device recalls and failures prompting calls for a shift in focus. This article, featuring ICS Director of User Experience Jeff LeBlanc, explores whether there has been too much focus on hardware.

May 01, 2019

Connected Cars Deliver Convenience Along with Security Risks

In a guest article on Embedded Computing Design's website, ICS's Jeff LeBlanc addresses connected car as an archetype of mobile and ubiquitous computing, experiences enabled by constant connectivity, including consumerism and streaming media and security risks to vehicles that are connected to the internet.

April 23, 2019

Medical Device Design Considerations, Ensuring Usability and Safety

In a guest article on Medical Design Technology's website, Dorothy Shamonsky, Director of UX R&D at Boston UX, takes a look at interface and human factors design in medical devices in order to ensure they are safe to use with patients. Read the full article here

April 18, 2019

Creating Open-Source Software for 3D Printing

When Aleph Objects wanted to create a custom 2.0 version of its open-source Cura software that runs its LulzBot desktop 3D printers, it turned to ICS to make it happen. Check out this featured article about the process on the MakePartsFast website, part of the Design World Digital Network. 

April 05, 2019

Layered Architecture Delivers More Reliable Automotive Applications, Faster

ICS' Director of Engineering Roland Krause explains how using a layered software architecture approach helps to more quickly build an automotive IVI.

March 27, 2019

Focus on UX Mitigates Driver Distraction

ICS's Jeff LeBlanc explores the pros and cons of several common input technologies and demonstrates how employing best practices of UX design can help impel drivers to keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. 

March 27, 2019