Matthew McCormick


Matt approaches projects with an adaptable and open-minded perspective, utilizing his knowledge in human factors engineering and the design process to deliver the best results to the end-user. He has always admired the bridge between technical and entrepreneurial ventures, and highly values relationships among his team and with clients. Discovering his interest for human factors in college, he has undergraduate research experience with usability testing of wearable rehabilitative devices. He has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering with a minor in Psychology from Purdue University.

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Something unique about you summed up in one sentence:

With Dunkin fueling me, I can turn a twelve-minute walk into five.

Your favorite city in the world is...and why?

Chicago! Because of the food (PIZZA), nightlife, and the beach in the summertime!

In your spare time (or if you had spare time), you would absolutely do this:

Go to a concert, go dancing, or both at the same time.

Share an interesting fact or a special skill:

If I could use one cooking appliance for the rest of my life, it would be my Crockpot.

Your ultimate celebrity dinner party guest list would include...

Stevie Nicks, Aubrey Plaza, Lorde, and Gus Kenworthy.

What would be your most valuable zombie apocalypse skill?

Befriending the zombies and telling them to stop.

Favorite TV show:

Spongebob, hands down.

What superpower would you most want?

Telekinesis so nobody gets in my way!
Read Matt's bold insights
March 16, 2023

Instead of a top-down, one-size-fits-all approach to research, collaboration between manufacturers and human factors research teams can create trusted partnerships and a focus on designing valuable products.

February 27, 2023

To boost adoption of IoT devices, medical device manufacturers should consider four key questions to gain insights into user contexts and perceptions.

February 22, 2023

When used with proper consideration, VR can be a fantastic tool in the researcher’s toolkit.

February 14, 2023

Ethnographic research helps identify nuances to create a more robust understanding of users, identifying unexpected insights that may not show themselves until much later in the product development process.

January 25, 2023

With a few considerations and thoughtful planning, research that includes the a11y community can effectively collect data while ensuring a respectful participant experience to help design products that meet the needs of all users.

November 14, 2022

By being thoughtful of the research process and unique needs of participants, researchers can champion inclusion of those with accessibility needs in research, resulting in better designed products.


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4 make-or-break considerations for health IoT ecosystems

All too often, medical device manufacturers roll out Internet of Things (IoT) devices that struggle to satisfy users and be adopted at scale. That’s in part because health IoT doesn’t exist in a void. Each device fits into a broader ecosystem that includes other...

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