Associate Professor Edgar Rodriguez-Ramirez
Victoria University of Wellington
School of Design
Dr Edgar Rodriguez is an industrial designer who investigates how to design medical devices for human experience. He has designed commercial products in France, Italy, Mexico, South Korea and New Zealand. He co-leads the Smart Interactions group at Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Design, where he is also the Programme Director for Industrial Design. His research focuses on investigating what are the needs of people around medical procedures and designing for satisfying those needs. The Smart Interactions group designs physical devices with digital interfaces. A strong area of focus in the group is to apply exergames to rehabilitative devices to improve engagement to therapies.