Our team

Hazel Boyd

User Interface Engineer

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Hazel works directly with users and other stakeholders to inform our design work.

A bit more about Hazel

Hazel’s core area of work is gathering user input in the early stages of the design cycle, to enable our designs to be based on what users really need and want. Her activities are a combination of research, input into the design of products, and consultancy work providing expertise to other organisations.


MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath (2002)

PhD in “Measurement of Functional Wrist Motion”, Centre for Orthopaedic Biomechanics, University of Bath (2009)


Research Assistant in the Centre for Orthopaedic Biomechanics, University of Bath

OsteoTec Ltd (TCS placement scheme with the University of Bath)

Expertise and interests

  • Developing and carrying out user engagement with a wide range of disabled people, carers, older people and professional stakeholders to gather their views and convert these into design requirements
  • Using a wide range of methods to engage appropriately with stakeholders in bespoke activities (one-to-one and group session in person or online, workshops and surveys) within and outside Designability
  • Analysing and presenting user feedback so that it can be used to inform designs
  • Applying user interface design heuristics to evaluate existing and prototype technology