Tejas Dhadphale

Associate Professor

Program Director, Product Design

Dr. Dhadphale is an associate professor of product design at the University of Minnesota. He received his PhD from the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University. His research examines the relationship between culture, design thinking, and research methods in design education and practice. Trained as a design researcher, he is passionate about developing frameworks for designers and researchers to integrate cultural aspects into the design process. He teaches courses in culture of objects, design research methods, design thinking, creative thinking, transdisciplinary new product innovation, and human-centered design.


PhD, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University

Tejas Dhadphale

Tejas Dhadphale

Specialties & Expertise:

Culture and Design, Design Research Methods, Design Thinking, Human Factors, Creative Thinking, Product Design Education


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