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Professor Joseph Giacomin
Professor - Design


Joseph Giacomin is a professor of Human Centred Design at Brunel University London where he performs research leading to products, systems and services which are physically, perceptually, cognitively and emotionally intuitive. He 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 120 publications including the books "Humans And Autonomous Vehicles", "Automotive Human Centred Design Methods" and "Thermal - seeing the world through 21st century eyes". He is a member of the editorial boards of Ergonomics and the International Journal Of Vehicle Noise And Vibration (IJVNV). He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute Of Ergonomics & Human Factors (CIEHF), a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), a member of the Associazione Per Il Disegno Industriale (ADI) and a member of the Royal Photographic Society (RPS). 

Professional qualifications


Newest selected publications

Giacomin, J. (2022) 'Humans and Autonomous Vehicles'. London: Routledge. ISSN 10: 1-003-31974-2 ISSN 13: 978-1-032-33465-3


Cha, K., Giacomin, J., Skrypchuk, L., Choi, Y. and Dyer, B. (2022) 'What situations trigger intense emotions in automobiles?'.Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies (IHIET-AI 2022) Artificial Intelligence and Future Applications. AHFE International. pp. 1 - 10. ISSN: 2771-0718 Open Access Link

Conference paper

Giacomin, J. and Weber, M. (2022) 'Automotive Emotions: effect of gender'. Engineering Integrity. pp. 10 - 17. ISSN: 1365-4101 Open Access Link

Journal article

Gkatzidou, V., Giacomin, J. and Skrypchuk, L. (2021) 'Automotive Human Centred Design Methods'. Berlin: de Gruyter. ISSN 10: 3-11-067751-2 ISSN 13: 978-3-11-067736-2


Lim, Y., Giacomin, J. and Nickpour, F. (2020) 'What Is Psychosocially Inclusive Design? A Definition with Constructs'. Design Journal, 24 (1). pp. 5 - 28. ISSN: 1460-6925 Open Access Link

Journal article
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