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Sana Behnam Asl

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Sana Behnam is a Research Assistant with Health Centered Design lab. She holds a B.F.A in Industrial Design from University of Tehran and an M.F.A. in Design Research and Development from The Ohio State University.

Her previous work experience includes conducting user research, user testing, and design for various projects in the spaces of emerging technology, automotive industry, health, and ecommerce. Currently Sana is pursuing her Ph.D. in Design, focusing on improving patients’ experiences and outcomes through conducting user research and developing human-centered digital-health interventions.

Advisors: Carolina Gill, Kelly Umstead


NC State University, 2020-present

M.F.A. in Design Research and Development The Ohio State University

B.F.A. in Industrial Design University of Tehran

Area(s) of Expertise

▪︎ Human-centered design
▪︎ User research
▪︎ User experience
▪︎ Healthcare
▪︎ Emerging technologies
▪︎ Qualitative and participatory methods in design and research