HCD research lab is hiring highly motivated graduate and undergraduate students, see more details here: Openings
The Human-Centered Design Research Lab at Miami University conducts design research at the intersection of engineering and psychology, with the goal of advancing theories and methodologies that keep end-users at the center of the design process and support individual and group decision making of engineers and designers.
- One theme studies end-user behaviors and product design such as decision rules used in product evaluation, perceptions and preferences that characterize design attributes, and latent needs and pain points that imply design opportunities.
- The other theme partially leverages findings from user research to support engineer and designer decision making, such as enablers and barriers in implementing user-centered design, heuristics to support better system thinking, and how the interactions of user-centered design and system thinking affect interdisciplinary collaborations.
- Research from both themes will be also fed into engineering design education.