John S Gero

Recent Talks


Recent Talks


  1. Exploring Designers’ Cognitive Load: Effect of Visual Representations, International Conference on Research in Design, Guwahati, India, January
  2. Research for Cultural DNA in Design, KAIST, Daejeon, Korea, January
  3. Designers and Consumers: The Cognitive Dimension, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore, January
  4. Ekphrasis as Potential Design Framework, Design Theory SIG Workshop, Paris, France, February
  5. Computational Models of Design Creativity, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China, April
  6. Generalizing Ekphrastic Expression: A Foundation For A Computational Method To Aid Creative Design, CAADRIA Conference, Suzhou, China, April
  7. The Cognitive Dimension in Design: Designers, Products and Consumers, International Innovation Design School, Kobe, Japan, May
  8. Social Computing Models of Design Creativity, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, May
  9. The Decomposition/Recomposition Design Behavior of Student and Professional Engineers, ASEE Conference, Columbus, USA, June
  10. Situated Cognition: Interactions and Expectations, Development of Intelligent Interactive Technology Based on Intention and Context Understanding Workshop, Busan, Korea, July
  11. Design Creativity: Design Cognitiometrics, Physiometrics and Neurometrics, Design Society SIG Creativity Workshop, Vancouver, Canada, August (pdf)
  12. Ekphrasis as a Design Framework, ICED2017, Vancouver, Canada, August
  13. Cognitive Design Computing, eCAADe2017, Rome, Italy, September
  14. Cognitive and Physiometric Studies of Designers, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal, September
  15. Social Computing Models of Design Creativity, University of Lisbon, Portugal, September
  16. Cognitive Studies of Designers, University of Linkoping, Sweden, September
  17. Recent Cognitive and Computational Research in Design, ParisTech, Paris, France, September
  18. Social Cognitive Design Computing, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA, October
  19. Social Computing in Design, University of Michigan, USA, November
  20. Whither Design Theory and Methods? ASA2017, Wellington, New Zealand, November (pdf)


  1. Shannon Entropy as Measure of Design Potential, Design Theory SIG Workshop, Paris, France, February
  2. Is There Anything Serendipity Research Can Learn from Creative Design Research? ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval, Chapel Hill, USA, March
  3. How Veridical are Different Modalities of Digital Representation? Effect of Presentation Modality on Physiological Response, CAADRIA - 21st International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, Melbourne, Australia, April
  4. Situated Cognition, Affordances, Emergence and their Relationship to Subject-Oriented Programming, S-BPM ONE - 8th International Conference on Subject-Oriented Business Process Management, Erlangen Germany, April
  5. Understanding Design: The FBS Ontology as Foundation for Designs and Designing, Alta Scuola Politecnica, Genoa, Italy, May
  6. Design Methods Created by Design Researchers are Vital to Practicing Engineering Designers, Debate, DESIGN2016 Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia, May
  7. Comparing Two Approaches to Studying Communications in Team Design (with Hao Jiang), DCC16 - Seventh International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition, Chicago, USA, June
  8. The Topology of Social Influence and the Dynamics of Design Product Adoption, (with Somwrita Sarkar), DCC16 - Seventh International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition, Chicago, USA, June
  9. Measuring the Effect of Tangible Interaction on Design Cognition, (with Mary Lou Maher), DCC16 - Seventh International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition, Chicago, USA, June
  10.  “Seeing As” - Interpretation and Re-Interpretation in Designing, American Psychological Association Convention (Div 10), Denver, USA, August
  11. Cognitively-Based Social Computing Models of Creativity, University of Washington, Seattle, USA, October
  12. Computational Models of Design Creativity, Symposium: Redesigning Lifestyle Using the Computational Technologies, Seoul, Korea, October
  13. Understanding Design: What Are Designers Doing When They Are Designing, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, October
  14. Situated Computation: Applications in Design, KAIST, Deajeon, Korea, October
  15. Studying Design Creativity Empirically, University of Surrey, Guilford, UK, November
  16. Computational Social Science in Product Design Research, University of Zagreb, Croatia, November