Majid Dadgar, IDSA | Ohio State University
My name is Majid Dadgar. I graduated from the Ohio State University this summer (2011) in Industrial and Product Design Master’s program (MA). My Bachelor’s (BA) is in Industrial Design from University of Tehran. My specialties are designing for disabilities, 3D Modeling, Rendering, and CAD, participatory design, User Experience Design, Ergonomics; I hold a minor in Applied Software Engineering from the Ohio State University too; I am familiar with designing websites, databases, and JAVA programming.
My Master’s thesis is about designing products for the children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) that could help them to develop their social skills. I developed eight patterns (see the picture) based on the Christopher Alexander’s Pattern Language idea. Five of these patterns are basic social skills and three of them are related issues. In a nutshell, each pattern (see the picture) consists of a picture showing the context, problem description (situation), solutions (design opportunities), and sketches showing the solutions. Pattern Language helped me to organize and structure ideas and it also helped me to better develop design opportunities; using pattern language I could communicate my ideas more easily with parents and instructors of the children with ASDs, and also with designers and experts involved in the same area of teaching social skills to children with ASDs. Please let me know if you are interested to know more about my Master’s thesis research.
I have started studying PhD at the Washington State University, Inter-disciplinary Institute of Design. I would love to continue my research on designing products for the children with ASDs to help them improve their social skills. Please let me know if you are interested to collaborate in such a project or if you want to sponsor the research project. I am so determined to continue my Master’s research ideas for the children with ASDs. Pattern Language could potentially provide a foundation for the industrial designers so that they could develop, structure, and communicate their idea and principles; and potentially there are a lot to do to develop the whole Pattern Language for industrial design. Please let me know if you are interested to discuss developing patterns of Pattern Language for industrial design.
This is my personal website if you want to have a look at my resume and some of the other projects/researches that I have been involved in: http://www.majiddadgar.com
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