About Human Factors Centre
The Human Factors Centre is a Bristol based consultancy which specialises in assisting medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies to conduct Human Factors and Usability activities including all aspects of the Human Factors and Usability Engineering file, Formative and Summative testing.
Founded in January 2017, our background is in Human Factors, Usability, User Experience and Product Design. Over the years we have helped guide numerous companies in how to successfully conduct front end user research, usability test their products and navigate the needs of regulators within the Medical device and Combination Product domains.
Take a look at our homepage for some examples of client testimonials.
About Human Factors Centre Training
In 2018 the Human Factors Centre split into two separate companies; Human Factors Centre (HFC) and Human Factors Centre Training (HFCT). The main motivation to split the companies was to expand our training capabilities into an education centre and support the community for Human Factors professionals in the UK and Europe.
Many practitioners find themselves migrating to Human Factors from other disciplines such as Product Design, Service Design, Engineering and Industrial Design. Courses in Human Factors are few and far between and a number of higher education degree courses no longer specialise in Human Factors.
However, the need for Human Factors for Medical Devices is growing. The Human Factors and Usability Regulatory Pathway is strengthening and the scrutiny on manufacturers to comply with good Human Factors practices is getting more rigid. Therefore, we aim to educate companies in how to effectively implement Human Factors within their organisations and to provide the help and support to practitioners who are responsible for the delivery of Human Factors recommendations.
About Our Network
We believe in providing our clients with the best resources available to suit their individual project requirements. We work closely with our network of independent Usability and UX consultants on projects to provide you with the right people for a given activity. All of our independent researchers have been practitioners for a number of years and the diversity of expertise within our pool of contacts means that no matter the size of the project, the resources needed or it’s duration we can assist to connect you to the right individuals.
If you are interested in joining our network of practitioners, please contact us with your CV and a cover letter.