Curt Irwin, Ph.d.
Human Factors Engineer
Working to help design and test products that are not only usable but also intuitive and safe for users, regardless of their abilities.
Researcher at the Trace Center helping design and evaluate the usability of interfaces (especially touch screens) for people with physical impairments.
Post Doc, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Center for Women’s Health researching how aging affects how people use their hands.
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering from University of Wisconsin-Madison with an emphasis on biomechanics and ergonomics
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Understanding the capabilities and limitations of users to help provide a product which exceeds their expectations.
Finishing a marathon and knowing that, no matter what kinds of unhealthy things you eat and drink that night, you earned it.
What is your first memory of design thinking?
Arranging the cushions just the right way so that my fort roof didn’t collapse, yet I still had a perfect window to unleash nerf bow-and-arrow fury on any unsuspecting passers-by.