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|Peter Scupelli is an assistant professor in the School of Design. He
teaches both undergraduate and graduate level courses (e.g., Senior
Studio, Basic Interaction, Interaction Design Seminar II). |
Peter’s design research centers on interaction design for artifacts,
environments, and services. Current topics of interest include:
behavior change linked to sustainable, healthy lifestyles and design
Peter's training and career path link architecture, interaction design,
and human-computer interaction research. He completed his Ph.D. at the
Human-Computer Interaction Institute in the School of Computer Science
at Carnegie Mellon University. His dissertation focused on how the
architecture of the built environment around large schedule displays and
nursing control desks support coordination services in surgical suites.
Peter has a master’s degree in interaction design from the School of
Design at Carnegie Mellon University. His thesis essay explored the
effect of affordances in communities of practice. His thesis project
entailed making process work visible to design teams throughout a
project in time-shared project rooms.
His architecture degree
is from the Universitá di Genova in Italy. His thesis “Strangers in the
residual spaces of the contemporary city” focused on the role of
obsolete parts of the city as community resources.
Italy, he worked in architecture studios in Milan and was part of the
A12 architecture collective. His interest in physical environments and
information technology emerged while collaborating with new media
artists on installations in museums and art galleries.
collaborated with A12 and Udo Noll on Parole, an online architecture
glossary. Parole was in the VII Architecture Biennial of Venice, PS1
MOMA, New York, the São Paulo Contemporary Art Biennial, and other
places. Other collaborations include: Urban Epidemics a city wide
installation deployed in Turin, Italy for the Biennial of Young Artists
from the Mediterranean; Mirrors, a few reflections on identity, an urban
installation in Reggio Emilia, Italy; HUMBOT, at the ZKM museum of
Karlsruhe, Germany; A description of the Equator and Øtherlands, at
Galerie Schenk in Cologne, Germany, etc.
Copyright 2010 Peter Scupelli, PhD.