Oct 22, 2018

On October 11, EMERGO by UL Human Factors Research & Design (HFR&D) hosted an open house for clients, the Chicago tech start-up community, and employees to formally open its new Chicago Studio.

The event was highlighted by a keynote presentation from UL’s Chief Marketing Officer Kathy Seegebrecht, plus visits from colleagues from our Boston and UK offices, including Richard Featherstone from newly-acquired Medical Device Usability in Cambridge, UK.

UL LLC acquired Wiklund Research & Design (based in the USA) in 2012. Under Michael Wiklund’s stewardship, the consulting practice has grown over four fold during the ensuing six years. Currently, the practice has over 60 researchers and designers located in the USA, UK, The Netherlands, and Japan.

Chicago Studio provides state-of-the-art design and testing facilities, enabling the HFR&D team to increase their already significant contributions to user-centered product design and help clients develop safer products and achieve their commercial goals.

The Studio is located at 205 West Wacker Drive in downtown Chicago. To schedule a tour and consultation, please contact Mark Tavano, Sales Director HFR&D at mark.tavano@ul.com.


  • Mark Tavano