Erik Dahl Design Co.
I work with companies to envision and create products or services that connect more meaningfully with people's lives. I work as an interaction designer, user experience designer, information architect and design anthropologist, and work on everything from websites, applications, products, wearables, environments, and services.
In addition to my design work, I co-founded the Midwest UX conference in 2010 as a way to strengthen our regional design community and create a place for regional designers to create connections at a human scale. I've also been deeply involved with community development through the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) as a local leader in Columbus and currently serving as President of the global IxDA community.
My anthropology background gives me a prime vantage point for understanding the mental models of users and systems. My love for language, metaphor, and nuance in the context of human experience helps me transform information systems into responsive and adaptive human-centered designs and services.
I earned an M.S. in Human-Computer Interaction from the School of Information at University of Michigan. While there, working for the Collaboratory for Research on Electronic Work, I mapped the landscape of scientific "collaboratories" and the associated socio-technical implications of tightly coupled, distributed work.
I work with companies of all shapes and sizes, from fortune 500 to startups. I can help you better understand your context and customers, or help you envision and design more meaningful products and services.