Carolynn Johnson, Research and Human Factors Manager, DaedalusCarolynn Johnson is the Daedalus Human Factors and User Research Manager, and she currently heads UX Design. She holds a doctorate in Cognitive Psychology from Purdue University, and has over two decades of experience combining user research and interface design to create innovative user experiences, for which she currently holds 10 U.S. patents.

Carolynn is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), the User Experience Professionals’ Association (UXPA), and the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), for which she serves on the Human Factors Engineering and Home Care and EMS Environments committees. She was a contributing author for the recently released AAMI Technical Information Report, Design of training and instructional materials for medical devices used in non-clinical environments, and is involved with revisioning sections of HE 75: Human Factors Engineering – Design of Medical Devices.

Her professional focus is in assisting medical device manufacturers navigate the challenges involved in transitioning complex medical equipment from skilled medical care environments into patients’ homes. How we age and the impact it has on our interactions has become her particular area of interest, which she addressed in her 2015 TEDx talk, The (Ungraceful) Art of Aging..