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Amanda Menking

Amanda Menking is a PhD candidate in Information Science at the University of Washington. She has been a content contributor for Arena for more than four years. In addition to studying social computing systems, she loves to research, analyze, and explore how cloud software solutions can address critical business processes.

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Great Products Begin With Great Requirements

Every quarter, I work with undergraduates who are studying Data Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Information Architecture, Information Assurance, and Cybersecurity. When asked to identify a problem and design an appropriate solution, they are quick to propose technological interventions such as new websites or mobile apps as their final projects... 

July 9, 2018

Avoid Product Failures with Connected Requirements Management

In 2017, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued 500 recalls of medical devices and/or parts of medical devices. Fifty-two of these recalls were identified as Class I: a class reserved for a situation where there is a reasonable chance a product will cause serious health problems or death [i]. So far in 2018, the FDA has already identified 64 Class I recalls, including resuscitation masks for ...

June 11, 2018

Happy Friday. Tech + Health.

Last month, Brian Tilzer wrote a piece for TechCrunch entitled Personal Health in the Digital Age. In it, he points out that connected devices and communities, new business models, and investing in digital health can radically change...

Aug. 28, 2015