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Annie Diorio-Blum
Biography
Ms. Diorio-Blum has 14 years of experience in the medical device design and product development field. She has experience working in multi-disciplinary teams consisting of industrial designers, engineers, human factors engineers and marketing. She has spent the majority of her career primarily focused on design and ethnographic research in the healthcare space. Her research efforts have taken her to many hospitals, clinical care, and home health care settings throughout the United States and Europe. She has extensive experience in data analysis, synthesis, and translating research findings into user requirements for design and engineering teams. She has completed moderator training for conducting focus groups, contextual research, and in-depth interviews from the RIVA training institute, and has conducted over 1,000 interviews in her career. Ms. Diorio-Blum has been responsible for conducting several different types of human factors usability studies ranging from the automotive industry, military, medical devices, and website/interface design. Her background is in Industrial design with a B.S. in design from The Ohio State University. She also has experience in graphic design focusing on information graphics for instructions for use (IFU) and quick reference guides (QRG).

Professional Activities
Human Factors Ergonomics Society (HFES), member
Parenteral Drug Association (PDA), member
Publications and Presentations
Frequent blogger for MD&DI publication
2014 HFES Conference Presenter, Contextual Research Role in Medical Device Design
2016 PDA Poster Presenter, A novel approach to instruction for use design and development in the healthcare space
2018 Conference Workshop Presenter, SMi Pre-Filled Syringes East Coast Conference, Design Considerations for The World Outside The Clinic
Patents
Surgical Helmet for Use in Orthopedic Surgery