Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 263171
Loughborough University

Loughborough Design School

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Samantha Porter

Dr C Samantha Porter

Senior Lecturer in Design Ergonomics

Tel +44 (0)1509 222782

Location LDS 1.17

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Dr Samantha Porter is a fellow of the Ergonomics Society and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.   She has a background in ergonomics, applied psychology and design ergonomics.

She has published research on communication problems between ergonomists and designers, designing vehicles from the ‘inside-out’, the use of CAD in the automotive design process, product pleasure, tools and methods for designing for emotion and the design of the person/product interface of medical/medical related products and personalisation and product attachment. Her recent research projects have been funded by the AHRC, the EU and EPSRC and have involved a variety of industrial partners. Additionally she heads the local UK chapter of the Design & Emotion Society.

She is a member of the AHRC Peer Review College and is a regular reviewer for a number of journals and conferences including the Design Journal and Applied Ergonomics.



Dr Samantha Porter's current research interests include product pleasure, tools and methods for designing for emotion, the design of the person/product interface of medical / medical related products,  personalisation and product attachment leading to sustainability and the design of bereavement services.   She supervises a number of student projects and PhDs in the area of her current research interests.

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