Hello. I'm Omar Sosa-Tzec*, Assistant Professor in the Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. I also have a courtesy apointment at the School of Information of UM. My PhD degree is in Informatics with a concentration in Human-Computer Interaction Design and a minor in Visual Rhetoric and Information Design. My research investigates the use of rhetoric, semiotics, and multimodal argumentation for the critical and formal inspection of interfaces and interactions. Mainly, I apply such an approach to characterize delight in the context of interface and interaction design.
At the Stamps School of Art and Design, I work for the undergraduate and graduate programs. Courses that I have taught for the BFA and BA in Art and Design include Studio 2D, Methods of Inquiry, Information Design, and Sign and Symbol. I currently perform the role of advisor for the MDes in Integrative Design. Other classes that I have taught in the past include human-computer interaction, interaction design, visual design for user experience, information architecture, and digital design graduate studios.
My design practice is concerned with information design and interaction design: the design of websites, mobile interfaces, infographics, diagrams, and corporate identity.
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