Jaclyn Baron, Senior Human Factors Engineer
“The work of a human factors engineer is to improve the interface between humans and systems - reducing errors by making that interaction more intuitive in how information is presented. From an aviation cockpit to Microsoft Word to medical devices, you can probably find many examples in your daily life of interaction models that work well and those that don’t.
While pursuing my PhD, I took an internship at the Mayo Clinic and then, after graduate school, went on to work in the Human Systems Integration branch as a civilian employee of the United States Navy where I had the privilege to work with the teams developing the use of ship systems (like radars and weapons systems). My husband’s work took us from the East Coast to the Bay Area and I immediately began looking for an opportunity in the medical field when I discovered Bigfoot Biomedical.
The people I met at Bigfoot stood apart as interesting, friendly, and approachable, and that really stuck out to me. I believe in Bigfoot because the people here are so passionate about making things better for the user. Our focus is not just on a product, but how a product and person fit together. Focusing on the user is a cornerstone of our approach and I think that the thoughtful simplicity shows in everything we bring forward.”