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 six continents and various disciplines.

NameExperience research topicsAffiliation, Country
Jarkko Toikkanen
Intermedial experience, Concept of experience, Experience in literary and cultural studiesUniversity of Oulu, Finland
Mat Duerden
Conceptualizing and measuring memorable, meaningful, and transformative experiences. Experience Design. Transformative learning experiences.Brigham Young University, UT USA
Markus Ahola
User-centred design, Experience designLAB University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Bianca Frost
Meaningful consumption experiences and experience designUniversity of Pretoria, South Africa
Abdalla ElbadawyCivic Experience (Governmental), Customer Experience, Employee, Experience, Experience Design, Psychology of experienceSaudi Arabia
Anita KocsisDesign for experience, User/ visitor experienceDesign Factory Melbourne, Swinburne University, Australia
Antony William JosephUser Experience Design, Human-Centred Design, wellbeing, Usability, Eye-trackingAalto University, Finland
Barbara NeuhoferTransformative experiences, Tourist experiences, Experience designSalzburg University of Applied Sciences, Austria
Brian HillFace to face experience design, Flourishing through experiencesBrigham Young University, UT USA
Ceyda Berk-SöderblomArt practitioner, Cultural experience, Artistic experience, Lived experienceMiklagardArts, Finland
Donald McLeanExperience design ethicsWestern Illinois University, IL USA
Gary DavidExperience design, Customer experience, Employee experience, User experienceBentley University, Waltham, MA USA
Gioia Laura IannilliAesthetics, Experience Design, Everyday Aesthetics, Problem Solving-Problem SettingUniversity of Bologna/ Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy
Haian XueDesign for experience and wellbeingDelft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Harsh ManraoExperience Design, Facility & Architecture Experience, Future Experience, Learning Experience, Patient & Health Experience, Psychology of Experiencefigments EXPERIENCE LAB, India
Ines MontalvaoArts and Culture, Audience Experience, Community Experience, Experience Design, Immersive Experience, Learning Experience, User ExperienceProgram Director at Artists with Evidence & Independent consultant, Finland
Johanna SilvennoinenPredictability of experience design, Psychology of aesthetics, Affective technologiesUniversity of Jyväskylä, MA Finland
Licia CalviExperience design, Museum experience design, StorytellingBreda University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands
Michael LaiCustomer Experience, Employee, Experience, Experience Design, Psychology of experience, User Experience, UX designX Thinking Institute, TANG Consulting, Tongji University, China
Mariluz SotoArts and Culture, Community Experience, Customer Experience, Experience Design, Immersive Experience, Lived Experience, Patient & Health Experience, Tourism & Hospitality Experience, User Experience, UX designUniversidad del Desarrollo, Chile
Sandra GohArts and Culture, Audience Experience, Experience Design, Lived Experience, Psychology of experience, Tourism & Hospitality ExperienceAuckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Sanika InamdarExperiencing Built and Natural Environments, Environmental Psychology, Multi-sensory Experience, User ExperiencePune University, India
Virpi Roto (Website Project)Experience design, User experience, Employee experienceAalto University, Finland
Yichen LuCustomer Experience, Employee Experience, Experience Design, Future Experience, Psychology of Experience, User Experience, UX designAssistant Professor, School of Design, Jiangnan University, Wuxi City, China
Ye ZhangTransformative experience design for Tourism and Hospitality Customers and Employees, Positive-psychology-based experience research, Service experience managementFlorida Atlantic University, FL USA

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