Human / Computer Interaction

Exponent scientists have designed, developed, tested, and analyzed user interfaces and inputs to electronic devices, software systems such as enterprise applications and websites, and complex systems such as medical devices and health information systems, power systems, military systems, automotive systems, and biometric consumer electronics. A well-designed system includes consideration of the abilities and limitations of users in the design of the system’s operator interface.

At Exponent, we have helped organizations understand and evaluate how humans interact with complex systems. We have also helped design systems that reduce the likelihood of operator error, and improve overall performance of the system. Our professionals also have extensive software development experience expertise to assist in the development of efficient user interfaces using the latest technologies, programming languages, and programming platforms.

Exponent offers the following services related to user interfaces and human/computer interaction:


  • Algorithm and software development for user interfaces
  • Design and development verification and validation
  • Operator workflow analysis and optimization
  • User requirements and ethnography
  • Information architecture
  • Usability and performance
  • Expert witness testimony related to adequacy of user interfaces and instructions for use, patent infringement, copyright infringement, and trade secret misappropriation

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