About Ehsan

Ehsan Naderi is an Assistant Professor of Product Design and affiliated faculty of Human Factors and Ergonomics graduate program at the University of Minnesota. Before joining U of Minnesota, he has taught as a graduate instructor at Department of Architectural Studies of the University of Missouri. Ehsan has also served as a faculty of Industrial Design at Azad University of Mashhad (IAUM) for over six years during which he taught a variety of undergraduate courses. He has earned his Ph.D. and MA degree in Design with Digital Media, in addition to his BS and MS in Industrial Design.

Ehsan’s current areas of research are user-centered design, user experience, augmented reality and virtual environments. Along with his academic experience, Ehsan has professional work experiences as a design consultant, UX researcher/designer, product designer, and interior designer for several companies. 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: The Next Icon in the Watch Culture”, and “Vision of the Future” at the World Future Society.

Ehsan's Areas of Expertise

For more than 16 years Ehsan has been working as a design instructor, designer, researcher, and consultant.

Industrial Design

In addition to his industrial design faculty position at IAUM, Ehsan practiced product design and his works have been recognized by international design awards in the U.S. and Europe.

HCI and User Experience

As a Research Assistant, Ehsan has been working on several projects in the field of HCI. He also worked as UX Design Researcher at UPMC Enterprises to improve GE Healthcare products.

Interior and Environment

Ehsan has practiced interior design at BlueRoom Inc. and Faza-Saz. He has also taught Architectural and Interior Design Studios at University of Missouri, IAUM, and University of Tehran.

Visit Ehsan’s Design Portfolio

See Ehsan’s featured works in user experience, human-computer interaction, industrial design, and environmental design

Ehsan’s Teaching Experience

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Students’ Design Portfolio

Enjoy some of the students’ design works and creative ideas on Product Design, Architectural and Interior Design, Packaging Design and more.

Recent Research Projects

The applied research projects are focused on emerging technologies, product design, and user behavior.

Media Richness

By bringing different variables together, this study investigates users’ responses in the virtual shopping context that eventually lead to purchase behavior…

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Augmented Reality

This project investigates the potential to use the rapidly advancing technology of augmented reality to encourage more environmentally-conscious purchasing behavior …

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Interactive 3D Ads

Certain conditions of stereoscopic 3D advertisements are tested in controlled experiments to measure the effectiveness and viability of 3D advertisement on …

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Eye-tracking Study

To improve the Radiologists’ performance and experience with GE Healthcare imaging software, eyetracking technology was used for navigation analysis …

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Institutions and Companies

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