Tejas Dhadphale

Assistant Professor, Industrial Design

Contact Information

Phone: (515) 294-7416
Email: tejas@iastate.edu
Office: 489 Design

Mailing Address

Industrial Design Department
158 College of Design
Ames, IA, 50011


PhD, Arizona State University, 2013

MS Design, Arizona State University, 2007

BArch, University of Pune, India, 2002

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Current Projects

Framework for Culturally Inspired New Product Development: I am currently developing a model for cultural product design (CPD) that will provide designers and researchers with a methodology for conducting cultural inquiries in design. The model presents a three step process for integrating cultural aspects into the design development process.

Cross-cultural co-creation: The goal of this project is to examine the role of co-creation in conducting in-depth cultural inquiries. This project includes critical examination of cultural probes, personas and other co-creation techniques within a cultural context.

Design Thinking and Design Research Methods: The goal of this project is to examine the effectiveness of design research methods used in new product development process. This project also includes assessing effectiveness of convergent and divergent design thinking techniques in design and engineering education