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.

  • andrew sweeney

    Andrew Sweeney

    Industrial Designer

    Andrew Sweeney has 10 years of experience in commercial product design and medical device development field. He has experience working on multi-disciplinary teams consisting of industrial designers, mechanical/electrical/systems engineers, scientists and human factors engineers. He spent...

  • jessica sanford

    Jessica Sanford

    Research Scientist

    Jessica Sanford is a Research Scientist with more than 25 years of experience in providing scientific and technical support to clients in government and private sectors. Her background is in quantitative psychology and the observation, measurement and analysis of human behavior. While in graduate...

  • annie diorio-blum

    Annie Diorio-Blum

    Contextual Research Lead, Senior Industrial Designer

    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...

  • krista smith

    Krista Alley Smith

    Industrial Designer

    Krista Alley Smith has more than seven years of experience within the medical device and consumer product development industries. As an Industrial Designer, she focuses on uncovering the root causes behind user needs in order to design safe and effective solutions. Krista is a versatile member of...

  • russell kittel

    Russell Kittel

    Industrial Designer

    Russell Kittel joined the Human Centric Design Team in November 2016. In school, Russell was a member of the Science Academy where he designed, built and tested robots, and traveled to Hawaii to compete in the Underwater Robotic Competition against schools and companies such as MIT and...