RIT Graduate Director of Industrial Design Alex Lobos spoke at the International Conference on Design & Emotion in Amsterdam this September. His talk, titled “Beyond death: Using design to transcend life, memories and traditions” elaborated on his work with first-year MFA students on emotional durability. Alex’s research and work focus on sustainability, emotional attachment, and user-centered design ad a means to elevate quality of life. The Design & Emotion Society was established in 1999 as an “international network of researchers, designers, and companies sharing an interest in experience-driven design”.

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