Understanding life, promoting well-being and increasing societal impact through research into the fundamentals of experience.


To foster cross-disciplinary collaboration around experiences to create scientific and societal impact.

Executive Committee

The members of the Executive Committee of Experience Research Society come from five continents and various disciplines.

Name Experience research topics Affiliation, Country
Brian Hill (Chair) Face to face experience design, Flourishing through experiences Brigham Young University, UT USA
Markus Ahola (Treasurer) User-centred design, Experience design LAB University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Gioia Laura Iannilli (Secretary) Aesthetics, Experience Design, Everyday Aesthetics, Problem Solving-Problem Setting University of Bologna/ Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
Licia Calvi Experience design, Museum experience design, Storytelling Breda University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands
Gary David Experience design, Customer experience, Employee experience, User experience Bentley University, Waltham, MA USA
Ceyda Berk-Söderblom Art practitioner, Cultural experience, Artistic experience, Lived experience MiklagardArts, Finland
Mat Duerden Conceptualizing and measuring memorable, meaningful, and transformative experiences. Experience Design. Transformative learning experiences. Brigham Young University, UT USA
Bianca Frost Meaningful consumption experiences and experience design University of Pretoria, South Africa
Sandhiya Goolaup Tourist experience, Extraordinary experience, Transformative experience University of Borås, Sweden
Sanika Inamdar Experiencing Built and Natural Environments, Environmental Psychology, Multi-sensory Experience, User Experience Pune University, India
Anita Kocsis Design for experience, User/ visitor experience Design Factory Melbourne, Swinbure University, Australia
Yichen Lu Customer Experience, Employee Experience, Experience Design, Future Experience, Psychology of Experience, User Experience, UX design Assistant Professor, School of Design, Jiangnan University, Wuxi City, China
Harsh Manrao Experience Design, Facility & Architecture Experience, Future Experience, Learning Experience, Patient & Health Experience, Psychology of Experience figments EXPERIENCE LAB, India
Ines Montalvao Arts and Culture, Audience Experience, Community Experience, Experience Design, Immersive Experience, Learning Experience, User Experience Independent consultant, Finland
Barbara Neuhofer Transformative experiences, Tourist experiences, Experience design Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Austria
Virpi Roto User experience, Experience design Aalto University, Finland
Jarkko Toikkanen Intermedial experience, Concept of experience, Experience in literary and cultural studies University of Oulu, Finland
Johanna Silvennoinen Predictability of experience design, Psychology of aesthetics, Affective technologies University of Jyväskylä, MA Finland
James Wallman Experience & time design World Experience Organization, UK
Haian Xue Design for experience and wellbeing Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Ye Zhang Transformative experience design for Tourism and Hospitality Customers and Employees, Positive-psychology-based experience research, Service experience management Florida Atlantic University, FL USA

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