Tomás Dorta

  • Affiliate Professor of Architecture
  • Virtual reality, Human-Computer Interaction, Co-design, Design cognition, Computer-Aided Design

Tomás Dorta


Tomás Dorta has a background as a practicing architect and designer. His research interests include new technologies in the design process and co-design and the development of new techniques and devices for designing in the virtual realm. He obtained his doctorate in 2001, studying virtual reality and its impact as a visualization tool on the design process. His research has been extensively funded by Canadian federal and provincial research grant organizations. Hid work has been published and presented in several international scientific conferences as well as scientific journals.

As a design educator, Dorta joined the School of Design of Université de Montréal in 2003, where he has been a full professor since 2017. His teaching includes design research, bionics, and co-design courses, as well as industrial design studios related to interaction design and design collaboration.

Since 2021, Tomás has been an affiliate professor of architecture at the Stuckeman School at Penn State. He was a member of the editorial board of the journal "Design Studies" (until July 2023), and he currently occupies the same type of position at the journal "CoDesign." He founded the Design Research Laboratory Hybridlab in 2008, in which he is the director. In 2016, Dorta co-founded the Startup: Systèmes Hybridlab and has been its president ever since.

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