Elham Morshedzadeh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

B.A., Industrial Design, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran

M.S., Industrial Design, Tabriz Art University, Tabriz, Iran

Ph.D., Industrial Design with a Concentration in User-Product Interaction Evaluation, Chiba University, Japan

B.A., Industrial Design, Alzahra University, Tehran, Iran

M.S., Industrial Design, Tabriz Art University, Tabriz, Iran

Ph.D., Industrial Design with a Concentration in User-Product Interaction Evaluation, Chiba University, Japan

Dr. Morshedzadeh is an industrial designer, usability researcher, and educator who has taught undergraduate design courses internationally and in the U.S. Her research focuses on healthcare and telehealth design, community-centered design and usability research. Currently she is a PI and Co-PI on several transdisciplinary, healthcare-related research and design projects, two of which are funded by the NIH. Prior to teaching, she spent 10 years as an industrial designer in her home country of Iran, where she was lead designer on a range of high-profile projects working with teams of engineers, anthropologists and architects. She brings this industry experience into the classroom by emphasizing the importance of experiential, evidence-based decision-making in participatory design and research.

 

Research interest area:

  • Healthcare
  • Telehealth
  • User research

emorshed@vt.edu