Psychology of design

Kurs otwarty

How does cognitive science influence artifact design? What does knowledge of the mind bring to design theory and practice?

Zapisz się
  • Uniwersytet Jagielloński
  • PD
  • 10  wykładów
  • Kurs otwarty
  • 30 kwietnia 2023

O kursie

The second edition of the course 
Design is an art that relies on the knowledge and invention of the designer, and on the other hand must take into account the perceptual and conceptual abilities of the recipient. All of these belong to cognitive abilities, and therefore belogn to the subject of research in psychology and cognitive science. This course introduces the issues of perception, memory, design thinking and many other topics directly related to design. It is aimed at both designers and viewers who want to understand how to recognize good design, especially in the digital world.


Mateusz Hohol - Associate Professor at the Jagiellonian University, Dr. habil. in psychology, Ph.D. in philosophy. Mateusz is affiliated within the Copernicus Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, JU and is Principal Investigator of the Mathematical Cognition and Learning Lab, JU. His research focuses mainly on the cognitive science/psychology of mathematics, i.e., cognitive processing of numbers and geometric structures, as well as conceptual and methodological issues in cognitive (neuro)science.

The recording, production, and translation of the course, as well as adapting the Copernicus College platform were funded by the project "Digitalized! Society in the Age of the Digital Revolution," carried out at Jagiellonian University from 2019 to 2022. The project was funded by the National Agency for Academic Exchange under the Academic International Partnerships program; contract no: PPI/APM/2019/1/00016/U/00001.

The content of the course was funded from the budget of the Priority Research Area "Society of the Future" within the framework of the funds granted to the Jagiellonian University under the "Excellence Initiative" program.


  1. Introduction
  2. Thought and action
  3. Knowledge in the head: Memory
  4. Knowledge around us
  5. Constraints and feedback
  6. Errare humanum est: theory of mistakes
  7. Creativity
  8. Design thinking
  9. Extended and distributed cognition
  10. Psychology for design: Summary
  11. Brak egzaminu