5 charities win during Bold Insight’s HFES Health Care Symposium exhibit

5 charities win during Bold Insight’s HFES Health Care Symposium exhibit

Held in Chicago, this year’s Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Health Care Symposium featured some notable topics, while encouraging industry collaboration to continue to advance the human factors field within the health care space. Bold Insight had a strong presence at the conference, chairing two panels and presenting three posters. In addition, our exhibit was a conference highlight that featured a classic claw machine game where attendees could not only win a Bold Insight prize, but also have the chance to choose one of five charities to which the company would donate $100.

Excitement was high throughout the two days and the five charities chosen by attendees included St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, The Alzheimer’s Association, Cavalier Rescue USA, Littleton Community Farm, and Bravo Waukegan.

“As a cornerstone of our company mission, giving back to the community is something we try to integrate into every event we are a part of,” said Bold Insight’s Managing Director Korey Johnson. “We have hosted similar efforts in the past where attendees chose where we donate in a fun, gaming environment and we wanted to bring that fun to the HFES Healthcare Symposium exhibit floor, which we definitely did.”

Bold Insight’s HFES presentations included:

  • Panel: Pre-certifying excellence in digital health: Human factors and user experience perspectives, chaired by Bold Insight’s Korey Johnson, with panelists Bob Nesbitt (AbbVie), Mick Rakauskas (Baxter), Hanniebey Wiyor (FDA), Karen Kazak (Eli Lilly and Company)
  • Panel: Human factors and medical device instructions for use: It’s not just good business it’s the law, chaired by Bold Insight’s Sam Alper, with panelists, Korey Johnson (Bold Insight), Jenny Covington (Bowman and Brooke LLP), Steve Arndt (Explico Engineering Co.), and Joy Borgardt (AbbVie).
  • Poster: Procedural context in simulated-use evaluations: It’s not training, Katie Pingrey, Ashley Chiu, Korey Johnson
  • Poster: Replicating home setups when testing with vulnerable populations, Anke Adenwala, Yvette Granger
  • Poster: Telehealth and remote patient monitoring: Interface functionality and design considerations for patient support apps and patient management portals, Tobias Langer, Korey Johnson

Be sure to check out the key insights the Bold Insight team took away from this year’s conference in our latest blog.

For more information about HFES and hosted events, visit hfes.org.


About Bold Insight

Bold Insight is user experience (UX) research agency based in Chicago. Our team offers clients the expertise and professionalism of a large agency, with the imagination and agility of a startup; specializing in medical device research, human factors validation, and large-scale global testing. http://Boldinsight.com/human-factors

Bold Insight and The Office of Experience team up for charity

Bold Insight and The Office of Experience team up for charity

Focusing on designing and delivering great experiences, Bold Insight, a user experience research agency, and The Office of Experience (OX), an experience design and digital innovation consultancy, co-hosted a charity event in Chicago on November 13. Similar to a Bold Insight event in June, the casino-themed night provided winners with the opportunity to select their favorite charity to receive donations from Bold Insight and OX.

This event is a win-win.  We are able to make a contribution to a variety of non-profit organizations and bring together UX leaders in the community.  It’s a chance to connect professionally and have a little fun, while at the same time donate to worthy causes,” said Robert Schumacher, Managing Director of Bold Insight. 

Donations ranging from $150 to $300 were given to the following charities: Project C.U.R.E.Hearts to Art,  Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, Children’s Place Association, Gi Gi’s Play house, One Million Degrees, Hope For The Day, Chicago Public Schools through The New Chance: Arts & Literature Fund, and Friends of the Chicago River.

Carlos Manalo, Founder of OX, added, “We believe that The Experience is the Brand® and, for this event, all the UX leaders who represented their brands definitely raised the bar in terms of excitement, networking, and connecting for phenomenal causes. We’re humbled and excited to have been a part of this process.”

To be notified of the next event, sign up for our eNewsletter below. Check out event photos at flickr.com/boldinsight.

Learn more about our partnership with OX.

About Bold Insight

Bold Insight is a user experience and human factors research agency. We span the product development life cycle; our research informs early product design to global human factors validation, all to ensure user experiences are useful, usable, safe, engaging, and satisfying. We work with digital, next-generation technology – medical devices to mobile apps, in-car systems to websites, back office systems to end-to-end customer journeys.

About The Office of Experience (OX)

The Office of Experience (OX) is a design and digital innovation consultancy for the modern marketing age. A new breed of agency, OX’s human-centered philosophy and multidisciplinary approach integrates strategy, design and technology to help organizations reinvent their business and rapidly bring new experiences, products and messages to market. In an era of unprecedented disruption, OX is built to transform. https://officeofexperience.com/

Join Bold Insight at NAMIWalks Chicago

Join Bold Insight at NAMIWalks Chicago

On September 15, Bold Insight will be represented with a team at NAMIWalks Chicago, a 5K hosted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). The event at DuSable Harbor in Chicago raises awareness and funds for NAMI organizations across the country.

“The Bold Insight team has a long history of working to improve patients’ experience with medical and drug delivery devices. In particular, we have worked tirelessly to improve the mental illness patient experience,” said Bold Insight Director Anke Adenwala. “We have had the opportunity to work with patients diagnosed with a range of diagnoses, but hearing the stories of those diagnosed with mental illness have been among the most striking. By taking part in this walk, we wanted to join with others in our community to support and amplify the NAMI message, and to hopefully help someone along the way.”

Bold Insight is committed to improving the lives of patients afflicted with a chronic condition and caregivers who spend a great deal of effort managing the condition. Bold Insight’s aim is to make the world a better place not only though research, but also through support of NAMI and other organizations committed to these values.

Visit the Bold Insight NAMIWalks team page to join or donate.


About NAMI

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI

10 charities come out on top at Bold Insight’s casino night

10 charities come out on top at Bold Insight’s casino night

Bringing together local user experience (UX) leaders, Bold Insight hosted a charity event in Oak Brook on June 19. Unique to other casino-themed events, attendees played with Bold Insight’s money to benefit charities they chose. Winners were the top chip holders at the end of the evening.

“Bringing UX leaders together to support worthwhile charities was a different forum. Throw in great food with gambling and we saw a new level of energy to these conversations,” said Gavin Lew, Managing Director of Bold Insight.

Donations ranging from $100 to $300 were given to the following charities chosen by the winners: West Suburban Humane Society, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, RefugeeOne, Wounded Warrior Project, Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, National Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Lupus Foundation of America, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, World Wildlife Fund, and Chicago Children’s Charities.

Korey Johnson, Managing Director of Bold Insight, added, “We hope to do this again soon and donate even more to make a profound impact on our community. I very much enjoy these events because they remind me that although UX and human factors research have proliferated over the past decade, our professional community is extremely tight-knit. When you get us all together, new bonds are quickly formed, and great ideas emerge.”

To be notified of the next event, sign up for our eNewsletter at boldinsight.com. If you are interested in attending our next casino night, please visit https://boldinsight.com/casino.

Check out event photos at flickr.com/boldinsight.

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