Our Human Centric Design Team

We consider ourselves fortunate to have some of the brightest and most creative minds walking our hallways and working in our labs.

Annie Diorio-Blum

Contextual Research Lead, Senior Industrial Designer

“I love contextual research because it is kind of like a roller coaster ride. You are excited to start, you methodically plan, all of a sudden you’re dropped and flipped and thrown into utter chaos. Then you come to a stop, clean the cat hair and cheese off your pants, make sense of what happened, and can’t wait to do it again.”

About Annie

Annie Diorio-Blum has 11 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 and human factors engineers. She has spent the majority of her career primarily focused on design and ethnographic research in the healthcare space. 

Annie's 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 more than 500 interviews in her career.

Annie 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. She also has experience in graphic design focusing on information graphics for instructions for use (IFU) and quick reference guides (QRG). 
  • Education

    • B.S.D. - Industrial Design - The Ohio State University
  • Affiliations & Associations

    • Human Factors & Ergonomics Society - Member
    • Parenteral Drug Association - Member