Leila Aflatoony, IDSA


Leila Aflatoony, IDSA
Assistant Professor | Georgia Institute of Technology

Leila Aflatoony is an assistant professor in the School of Industrial Design at Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research interests lie in the fields of interaction design (IxD), human-computer interaction (HCI) design, and user experience (UX). As a design-oriented HCI researcher, she employs design approaches (e.g. human-centered design), design methods (e.g. participatory design), and emerging technologies (e.g. Augmented Reality, 3D printing) to address critical challenges in various areas of application such as healthcare and education.



Medical Design Deep Dive 2020 Session Description

Analytics and Healthcare Design: A Multi-Pronged Approach to Design Analysis

Data analytics stands to have a profound impact on how design disciplines are woven together to solve the most complex problems facing the globe today. In the example of new hospital design, human-centered analytics can produce powerful insights and unlock empathy for users in the hospital space. Blending and visualizing several sources of quantitative and qualitative data draws out causality and informs decision making, aimed at improving the experience and performance of user groups. A multi-pronged approach to data analysis was used to measure the effectiveness of schematic changes made between rounds of simulation scenarios during participatory hospital design.