Lecture: Kevin Henry


Location: Riley Hall of Art & Design Room 200

The Visual(izing) Brain: Seeing, Thinking, Design
a lecture by Kevin Henry, Associate Professor of Product Design at Columbia College Chicago


Cognitive science has a lot to say about how the brain recognizes familiar and unfamiliar things in the world. Scientists have explained in intricate detail the processes behind object and scene recognition by looking deep inside the brain to see what makes it fire and when. Can this research tell us anything new about the design process or visualization more generally? Can it help explain how designers work or how our innate brain functions can be harnessed to visualize problems, objects, spaces, and scenarios? Kevin Henry will discuss the implications of cognitive science on the art of perception and visualization.

He will also give a workshop on Friday Feb 10, 1-3pm Room 200 Riley.