Karl Hewson is Senior Consultant – Design and Usability Engineer at Cambridge Design Partnership. Mr Hewson has over 25 years’ experience, specialising in usability engineering and user-centred design. He has been involved in product development across the industrial, consumer and medical sectors, within industry-specific safety and regulatory requirements including US FDA guidance on applying human factors and usability engineering to medical devices (AAMI HE75 and IEC62366), and including working with dry powder inhalers, insulin injection devices and critical care products for improving patient recovery from mechanical ventilation and minimisation of hypotension events during elective surgery. Mr Hewson’s experience includes ethnography, unmet needs identification and translation to product architectures, user interface and user experience design, product usability evaluation and design for manufacture.

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