Head of Design Society and Culture
Swinburne University of Technology
Anita Kocsis is Head of Design, Society and Culture in the Faculty of Design, Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. Anita’s creative, commercial and academic achievement spans a design and technology nexus evidenced by intermedia exhibitions and launches in commercial and public Institutions. Anita’s PhD at the i-Cinema Centre for Interactive Cinema Research, University of New South Wales titled Co-Designing New Media Spaces positioned the phenomenon of the visitor experience as a design strategy for mediating between repertoires of practice in interdisciplinary new media exhibitions. Anita’s articulation across research and teaching focuses on how design can facilitate the multilateral process of meaning construction that unfolds between industry, content providers, designers and audiences. Dr Kocsis’ work in the neuroaffective design research group at the faculty focuses on visitors feelings in interactive and immersive experiences for museums, galleries and the digital humanities. She experiments with interactive design systems for visualizing the pulse of the visitor experience for stakeholders of immersive architectures in Museums and Institutions.