Rapid advances in science and IoT technology have enabled equipment and instrument designs that are “smarter”, lighter, smaller, and more portable / wearable. This creates unique development challenges as products must be rugged to withstand abusive handling, sealed against harsh environments, and comfortable to use or wear – while still being reliable.
The application of human factors or ergonomics is especially critical to the design of products that are often handled, worn on the head, or require mission-critical user interactions. As devices become more sophisticated and complex, the user interfaces (physical buttons and/or screen) that drive them must become even more simple and intuitive to use.
ION designers and engineers have a long track record of developing products for specialized applications that require integration of many disciplines like industrial and interaction design, human factors and ergonomics, mechanical and electrical engineering. Not only have we earned over a hundred patents and dozens of the industry’s most prestigious design awards, but we’ve helped our clients – from tech start-ups to international corporations – stay competitive in a rapidly changing technology landscape.