Our Human Centric Design Team

We consider ourselves fortunate to have some of the brightest and most creative minds walking our hallways and working in our labs.


Scott Ulrich

Industrial Design Lead

“As a designer, it’s super rewarding to see and hear reactions to early design concepts during the first round of user testing. This is where we really learn the most during the development.”

About Scott

Scott Ulrich is a Senior Industrial Designer in the Human Centric Design group at Battelle. He has more than 20 years of industrial design experience applying a human-centered design approach to a wide variety of projects. His career at Battelle spans 18 years working on multi-disciplinary teams designing medical devices and he has six years of experience designing global consumer products prior to working at Battelle. 

Scott has served as the human centric design lead on multiple full-scale medical device development programs. In this role, he established user requirements conducting design research activities, guided design teams’ execution of user interface and industrial design concepts to address specific needs, coordinated human factors testing to provide evidence of design effectiveness, and establishing industrial design strategies for defining use experience and the physical visual design language for medical devices. 

Scott is adept at communicating complex concept designs to broad audiences to drive innovation and project team consensus. Scott has international experience conducting in-field contextual design research to discover and define stakeholder needs to generate relevant product requirements and evaluate design concepts to inform the commercialization process.

In addition, Scott is experienced using human factors processes, including formative and summative studies, to evaluate safe and effective use during development of medical devices. He also has experience planning concept develop program approaches for new opportunities and leading design teams to execute project tasks.
  • Certifications & Specialized Training

    • CITI Basic Course - Human Subjects Research Training
    • Human Factors for Medical Devices - AAMI 2011
  • Education

    • B.S. - Industrial Design - University of Cincinnati