Ehsan’s Research Agenda
No matter the research topic or the approach, my ultimate goal is to benefit people “by making the world a better place”
I hope to expand my understanding in the field of User-Centered Design as it applies to products, environments and user interfaces. The inconsistent interaction and workflow between hardware/tactile and screen-based user interfaces is a major challenge. This problem also becomes more complicated with emerging technologies that shift interactions from screen-based user interfaces (UI) to spatial and augmented overlaid types of UIs.
The user interface is seen differently by researchers and designers and there is a lack of communication or misunderstanding between people from these two areas of expertise. By taking the advantage of both 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 among these disciplines.
To acquire a comprehensive understanding of user perception, performance, and behavioral responses, and also to reveal poorly-understood dimensions that exist in user-centered design, I employ a multi-faceted experimental research design approach. This is accomplished by taking advantage of traditional methods of UX research, usability engineering, and performance metrics, A/B testing, and etc. as well as state-of-the-art technologies such as eye-tracking, biofeedback tools, and motion capture technology for behavioral analysis.
As a well-trained and multi-faceted designer, I am able to undertake many design projects. From the earliest stages of problem identification, product planning, needs analysis, concept development/ selection and prototyping to the design of experiments, data gathering, and analysis as well as interpretation and providing practical recommendations for system improvement.