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Professor Joseph Giacomin

Professor Joseph Giacomin
Professor - Design


Joseph Giacomin is a Professor of Human Centred Design.

Human Centred Design integrates multidisciplinary expertise towards enhancing human well-being and empowering people. In its most basic form it leads to products, systems and services which are physically, perceptually, cognitively and emotionally intuitive. In its most advanced form it discovers and unlocks latent needs and desires, supporting the achievement of desired futures for society.

Joseph Giacomin has a Ph.D. from Sheffield University in the United Kingdom and both Master's and Bachelor's degrees from the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. U.S.A.. He has worked for both the American military and the European automobile industry.

He has produced more than 105 publications including Thermal - seeing the world through 21st century eyes and Automotive Human Centred Design Methods. He is a member of the editorial boards of Ergonomics and the International Journal of Vehicle Noise and Vibration (IJVNV) and is a scientific advisor of CIM4 Academy.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors (FErgS), a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA), a member of the Associazione Per Il Disegno Industriale (ADI) and a member of the Royal Photographic Society (RPS).

Professional qualifications


Newest selected publications

Giuliano, L., Germak, C. and Giacomin, J. (2018) 'Effect of Driving Context On Design Dialogue'.8th Int. Conf. on Applied Human factors and Ergonomics AHFE. Los Angeles, California, USA. 1 - 21 July. Springer International Publishing. pp. 134 - 144. ISSN: 2194-5357 Open Access Link

Conference paper

Gkatzidou, V., Giacomin, J. and Skrypchuk, L. (2016) 'Automotive Habitat Laboratory: a facility for automotive co-design'.7th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics. Orlando, Florida, USA. 5 - 31 July. Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics : Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2016) and the Affiliated Conferences.Open Access Link

Conference paper

Lim, Y., Nickpour, F. and Giacomin, J. (2016) 'Beyond accessible mobility: Insights into psychosocial inclusivity dimensions in personal transport'. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 229. pp. 571 - 581. ISSN: 0926-9630 Open Access Link

Journal article

Giacomin, J. (2015) 'What is human centred design?'. Design Journal, 17 (4). pp. 606 - 623. ISSN: 1460-6925 Open Access Link

Journal article

Macredie, R., Kim, H. and Giacomin, J. (2014) 'A qualitative study of stakeholders' perspectives on the social network service environment'. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 30 (12). pp. 965 - 976. ISSN: 1044-7318 Open Access Link

Journal article
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