Human-Centered Design

Human-Centered Design is Human Factors and Applied Health & Performance

Human-Centered Design

Human-Centered Design is a design methodology focused on incorporation and consideration of the human from the very conception of the program or project. Human-Centered Design is a scientific discipline that leverages an understanding of Human Factors and Applied Health & Performance.

Human-Centered Design accomplishes 4 main things:

  • Establishes the human safety discipline.
  • Addresses tangible needs.
  • Optimizes organizational efficiency.
  • Delivers successful user interaction.
The application of our capabilities is industry agnostic. Investing in Human-Centered Design results in cost effective processes and safe, innovative outcomes anywhere that humans interact with products, services, or environments.

Human Factors

Human Factors are the things that influence, or shape, how people perform. Some factors shape people toward success while others will shape performance toward failure. Only when we understand what is driving people toward failure, can we remove the problem and fix the issues. And on the flip side, when we understand what helps people be successful in completing tasks then we can replicate that for others.

Applied Health & Performance

Applied Health & Performance is a specialized, evidence-based approach to preventing disease and injury by identifying and mitigating potential risks present in the human and environment.

At Sophic we leverage Applied Health & Performance with Human Factors to provide a unique and comprehensive risk management assessment providing recommendations to make your products and/or services safer, more effective, and more efficient for the user.

Engineering, Human-Centered Design, and Business Strategy combine to make Better Business by Design

Better Business by Design™

Sophic’s Better Business by Design™ model helps companies focus on building environments, products, and services that meet people’s needs through the integration of Human-Centered Design into their business strategy.

No matter the industry, we can help your company truly understand how your intended users interact with their environments and their expectations, improving their user experience and acceptance outcomes while reducing the risk of injuries.

Organizations that place Human-Centered Design at the center of their corporate strategies grow faster, have higher margins than their competitors and have a better safety record. They also have increased employee engagement and are more likely to attract and retain talent.