Research, Design, Testing
I am Ehsan Naderi. Welcome to my website!
The user interface is seen differently by researchers and designers. By taking advantage of my design and research expertise, I cover the entire spectrum from the early stages of research to design and testing to help bridge the gap that exists between these disciplines.
SEAMLESS INTERACTIONS Understand the users' mindset and how they decode the system affordances User Navigation Behavior ANALYSIS AND OPTIMIZATION Experience Discovery BEYOND HUMAN-SYSTEM INTERACTION Engaging Users in Co-creation Design Thinking ADAPTIVE SOLUTIONS FOR DISTRIBUTED COGNITIVE SYSTEMS

about Ehsan

Ehsan Naderi is Assistant Professor of Product Design, Graduate Program Director, and Human Factors and Ergonomics faculty at the University of Minnesota. He has earned his PhD and Master’s degree in Design with Digital Media, in addition to his BS and MS in Product Design. Ehsan’s areas of research are human-computer interaction, user perception and behavior, user experience, and XR. Ehsan employs mixed methods as well as state-of-the-art technologies and measurement tools in his research to identify the user needs, their attitude, and behavior.

Along with his research, Ehsan has professional work experiences as a design consultant, user experience researcher/designer, and product designer. Some of Ehsan’s design works have been recognized by international design awards in the U.S. and Europe such as “A Life with Future Computing: Fujitsu Design Award”, “BREIL Milano Timepiece Design Award”, and “Vision of the Future”.

HCI and XR

To understand the user experiences with constantly evolving emerging technologies, Ehsan employs state-of-the-art tools and a mixed research methodology. Ehsan’s research on XR envelops the experiences of immersive technologies including Mixed Reality, Augmented Reality, and Virtual Reality.

User Experience

Regardless of the medium and context, Ehsan sees the user experiences of products and services beyond just the on-screen interactions on mobile devices. Creating a meaningful experience requires a participatory design research approach from beginning. 

Product Design

With keeping the interests of user, client, and environment in mind, Ehsan has designed award wining products including but not limited to consumer electronics, personal items and accessories, appliances, furniture, and interiors.

User Research

Ehsan’s research is focused on human-computer interaction and user experiences, particularly those interactions with immersive technologies.


Design of Experiences

His background and training has enabled Ehsan to design and develop meaningful experiences and products using cutting edge technologies.



Ehsan has taught and advised graduate and undergraduate students in user-centered product design, industrial design, as well as architecture.

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