Anirban Chowdhury, Ph.D

Editorial Board Member

School of Design
University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun

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Dr. Anirban Chowdhury has joined to School of Design, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, on October, 2017. He has worked for MIT Institute of Design, Pune from January, 2015 to September 2017 as an Assistant Professor of User Experience Design. He is an alumnus of the University of Calcutta. He was recently awarded the 'Springer Young Researcher Award-2015 (Doctoral)' given by Indian Society of Ergonomics (ISE) for his research work in the area of cognitive ergonomics and user experience design. He was also awarded the “Young Scientist Award” (2014) by The Physiological Society of India for his Usability Engineering Research. He awarded his PhD degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati. Area of his PhD research was Cognitive Ergonomics and Anthropomorphic Product Experience Design. His areas of research and teaching focuses on User Centered Design Research; Cognitive Ergonomics, Usability Engineering and User Experience Design; Interaction Design; Eye-tracking, Attention Analysis and Visual Marketing; Facial EMG and Emotional Product Design; Design Semantics; Neuromarketing and Neuroeconomics; Automotive Ergonomics; Driver Vehicle Interaction (DVI); Ergonomics in Product Design; DHM in virtual product experience evaluation. He has pursued an intensive user centered design research during his stay at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati. He has extensively worked on Occupational Health and Safety at Regional Occupational Health Centre (E), Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). He is a life member of the Indian Society of Ergonomics (ISE), the Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA), the Physiological Society of India (PSI), and the International Association of Engineers (IAENG). Recently, he was invited as a Reviewer for the ‘Special Issue on Interaction and Experience Design’ of the Journal of Engineering Design, Taylor and Francis Group. He is also reviewer of the journal called Springer PLUS, Springer.

Research Interest

Cognitive Ergonomics: Cognitive and Affective Engineering, Usability Engineering and User Experience Design; Interaction Design; Neuromarketing and Neuroeconomics; Applied Ergonomics; Ergonomics in Product Design; Digital Human Modeling and Virtual Product Evaluation; Automotive Ergonomics: Driver Vehicle Interaction Design; Pleasure Engineering/ Kansei Engineering in Automobile/ Vehicle design; Collaborative and Participatory Design; Design Research; Occupational Health and Safety in Product Design; Ergonomics in Retail and Exhibition Design; Ergonomics in Fashion Design.

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