Brady E. Redfearn

Research Associate

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Research Areas

Main Area:  Human factors Engineering and Ergonomics

Mr. Redfearn has been a User Experience professional since 2009. His research centers on human-computer interaction (HCI), usability, and User Experience Engineering (UxE). He has performed both short and long-term (3+ years) expert evaluation and ethnographic studies with companies of all sizes in healthcare, workplace safety, and education. Mr. Redfearn also consults on projects in Defense, Information Technology Service Management (ITSM), and related fields. Mr. Redfearn's most recent projects include working with the Army's Rapid Equipping Force (REF), the Office of the United States Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology (ASA (ALT)), and the United States Department of Defense (DoD).

  • Ph.D., Industrial & Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech (Expected 2016)
  • M.S., Technology, Brigham Young University, 2013
  • B.S., Information Technology, Brigham Young University, 2010
  • A.A., Language Arts, Butte College, 2007

Mr. Redfearn has substantial work experience for over a decade in various User Experience and Information Technology (IT) positions, as well as other related fields. The following are selected organizations he has worked for: Virginia Tech; Virginia Tech Applied Research Corporation ​(VT­ARC); Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology ​(ASA(ALT)); United States Department of Defense (DoD); Army Rapid Equipping Force (REF); International Business Machines (IBM); Brigham Young University; (recently acquired by Blackboard); Excel Eye Center


  • Order of the Engineer
  • UXPA (User Experience Professionals Association)
  • HFES (Human Factors and Ergonomics Society)
  • itSMF USA (Information Technology Service Management Forum, United States of America)
  • IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
  • IEEE CS (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society)
  • UPS Doctoral Fellowship Award Winner, 2012 & 2013
  • Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate & Graduate Scholar
  • The Golden Key International Honour Society Member
  • Tau Alpha Pi Member
  • Phi Theta Kappa Member
  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America

Brady E Redfearn

Brady E Redfearn
Brady E Redfearn
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