Stephen B. Wilcox, FIDSA

Stephen B. Wilcox, FIDSA | Design Science

A principal and the founder of Design Science, a 20+ person Philadelphia-based firm that specializes in consulting services to optimize the human interface of products for clients, such as ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, Baxter, J&J, Bayer, Symbol Technologies, Kohler and Maytag. Much of Design Science’s work is concerned with helping to make products fit a more inclusive range of users. Wilcox is the chair of the Human Factors Professional Interest Section of IDSA and a former IDSA VP.

He holds a bachelor's in psychology and anthropology from Tulane, a doctorate in experimental psychology from Penn State and a certificate in business administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has published more than 60 articles in professional journals and given many invited addresses to various organizations.

Wilcox recently served on the engineering committee of the Include 2005 Conference on inclusive design at the RCA in London. He has won design awards from IDSA and from International Design magazine, has guest edited Innovation and has served as a judge in a number of product design awards competitions, including the IDEA and MDEA (Medical Device Excellence Awards), for which he served from 2003-2005. His book, with Michael Wiklund, Designing Usability into Medical Products, was published in the winter of 2005.