Yasaman Sheri

Visiting Faculty
Country: Iran/Canada

Yasaman Sheri is a Creative Director, Designer and Researcher who works with new technologies to explore possible and becoming futures. Her research focuses on interaction of humans, living things and machines, exploring synthetic sensing, perception systems and the intersection of Life Sciences and Design. Yasaman coined the term “Life Centered Design” in her keynote at CIID10 held at the United Nations, provoking designers to think outside the anthropocentric view of everyday design interactions and to consider design as a system in context of living things.

She has lead the Core Interaction Design on the first consumer level Augmented Reality Operating System Head-Mounted Display: Microsoft Hololens Windows Holographic from incubation to development kit as well as several software updates, fully shipped to market. She has also lead design programs such as graduate studies program at NASA Ames Research Center while working with Autodesk Pier 9 and IDEO. Yasaman is often a guest critic and visiting faculty at Art Center College, Columbia University and University of Washington.

Yasaman currently works with companies and organizations as design director and facilitator, bringing her expertise in Life Sciences, AR/VR/MR, Gestural and Voice Interfaces, Perception and Sensory Interaction with clients such as (Google) X, Toyota, De Young Museum, The Current Museum of Art and others.