Leila Aflatoony is an interaction design researcher, educator, and practitioner. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the department of Computer Science at University of British Columbia, where she develops, teaches, and evaluates graduate level courses for Designing for People (DFP), an innovative cross-disciplinary graduate training and research program focusing on human-centered interactive computational technologies. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Interaction Design from the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University. Prior to that, she studied Product and Service System Design at Polytechnic University of Milan.
Leila's research interests lie in the fields of interaction design (IxD), human-computer interaction (HCI) design, interaction design methods, user experience (UX), and design/HCI education. As a design-oriented HCI researcher, she employs design approaches (e.g. human-centred design, user-centred design), design methods (e.g. design thinking, participatory design, design ethnography), and 3D digital fabrication to address critical challenges in various areas of application such as healthcare and education.