Design research seminar: Dr. John S. Gero

Thursday, October 4, 2018 9:30 am - 11:00 am EDT (GMT -04:00)


Dr. John S. Gero
Research Professor
Department of Computer Science and School of Architecture University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Research Professor
Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study George Mason University

Seminar Topics

The talk will cover the following topics:

  • Studying design cognition, including the use of protocol analysis to elucidate the design cognition of designers, with examples.
  • Measuring designing, including recent approaches: cognitiometrics, physiometrics; and neurometrics, with examples.

NOTE: Dr. Gero will also hold a second seminar on the same day at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm  in the School of Architecture (Cambridge), in Room 2026. The title of that talk will be "Cognition, Brains, Computers and Future Architecture".

About the speaker

John Gero is the author or editor of 50 books and over 650 papers and book chapters in the fields of design science, design computing, artificial intelligence, computer-aided design, design cognition, and cognitive science. He has been a visiting professor of Architecture, Civil Engineering, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Design and Computation or Mechanical Engineering at MIT, UC-Berkeley, UCLA, Columbia and CMU in the USA, at Strathclyde and Loughborough in the UK, at INSA-Lyon and Provence in France and at EPFL-Lausanne in Switzerland. His former doctoral students are professors in the USA, UK, Australia, Finland, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Singapore, and Taiwan.


The talk is sponsored by the Departments of Management Sciences, Systems Design Engineering, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, as well as Software Engineering and the School of Architecture. External sponsors include Precision Resource, Bata Innovation Lab, and the Design Society's Design Practice Special Interest Group.