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Expressive Qualities for Design: How Things Tell us How to Use Them

Thursday, April 18, 2024 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Annenberg 111

A lecture by Prof. Michele Sinico of the IUAV (Venice) about the intersection of expression and affordance with the design of products.


Michele Sinico received his Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Padua. He has been a visiting professor at the Center for the study of Ecological Psychology at the University of Portsmouth, a lecturer at the University of Bologna and at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice. He is currently professor of Human Factors and Psychology of Perception at the IUAV University of Venice. He is coordinator of the User-Lab, member of the Advisory Board of the international journal Gestalt Theory, and co-founder of the Husserl Group (see Husserl in Laboratorio (EUT)).