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Dr. Bahar K Esfahani

Programme Director l BEng Product Design Engineering

School of Architecture, Computing, and Engineering, University of East London

FHEA, PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons)

  • EB 1.85
    School of Architecture, Computing, and Engineering
    Docklands Campus
    University Way London
    E16 2RD
    Bahar is a Lecturer in Product Design Engineering, with six years of multidisciplinary research experience focused on human-centred design, tools, and methodologies. Her interests range broadly across UX/UI research integrating user study methods with a particular focus on digital healthcare design. She previously held academic positions at the University of Liverpool (UK), and the University of Brighton (UK) where she taught Design Communication Skills, Product Development, Human Factors, and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) modules.


    Research expertise & interests: 

    - Human-centred Design (theory, tools and methodologies; multidisciplinary applications)

    - User study methods (co-design & participatory design, contextual inquiry)

    - Digital healthcare design (user experience (UX/UI), inclusive design) 



    Bridging Gender and Human Centered Design: a Design Verification Study

    Bahar K Esfahani. 2020. Procedia CIRP- Elsevier.

    Putting User in Context: a Participatory Design Approach Using a Simulated Beach Environment

    Bahar K Esfahani. 2020. Cambridge University Press.

    Heatlh 4.0: How Digitisation Drives Innovation in the Healthcare Sector. 

    Khayamian Esfahani, B., Bause, M., & Schaefer, D. (2019).. In The 2019 International Conference on Systematic Innovation (ICIS). Liverpool, UK..

    Towards the exploration of gender awareness in human-centred design.

    Khayamian Esfahani, B., Morris, R., & Erickson, M. (2019).. In Academy for Design Innovation Management Conference 2019. London, UK..

    Design for Health 4.0: Exploration of a New Area.

    Bause, M., Khayamian Esfahani, B., Forbes, H., & Schaefer, D. (2019, August 4).. In 22nd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED '19). Delft, The Netherlands..


    Professional Body Memberships:
    - The Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors (CIEHF) (Member, 2018 - present)
    - The Design Society (Member, 2018 - present)

    Professional Activities

    Subject Areas

    Applied Manufacturing & Innovative Materials

    Adobe Creative Suite & Computer-aided design (CAD)

    Design Practice