The opener of the users' minds


Case studies of research in design

The use of Users: interviews with the Architects

in progress, participatory design, user-centered design

Environmental psychology perspective on urban planning of Warsaw city center

consultancy, public spaces, user-centered design

A role of soundscape perception in place ambience's evaluation

experiment, soundscape, urban planning, scientific paper, conference

Architectural psychology: the concept design of the Faculty of Psychology building

commercial project, interviews, questionnaires, concept design

Urban planning challenge of Nowa Towarowa

championship, workshop, public spaces, environmental psychology

Design the invisible dimension of urban spaces

conference talk, architectural design, urban design, environmental psychology

Non-visual legibility of urban spaces: design verification

experiment, interviews, urban design, environmental psychology

Hi, I am Zuzanna Bogucka, Ph.D.

design researcher

  • 2019

    Ph.D. in Architecture and Urbanism

    Faculty of Architecture,
    Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

    Non-visual determinants of coherence and legibility of the built environment in the context of human-environment relation. Guidelines for design process and evaluation

  • 2009

    MSc in Psychology

    Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw, Poland
    Functionality of the common spaces (hallways) of the university buildings evaluated from users' subjective perspective at the design stage

  • Continuous Professional Development

    2021 MITx 6.00.1x: Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python

    2021 MITx 6.00.2x: Introduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science

    May 9th-13th 2015 Project management methodology workshop organized in cooperation with The Center for Advanced Studies on Warsaw University of Technology (EU funded)

    December 9th - 13th 2014 Think(in)visual communication Conference and Workshop (The visual expression of the physical world: new routes in mapping cities to enhance the lives of people - workshop with Simon Roche), Warsaw, Poland

    September 22nd 2014 Prototype effectively with Design Thinking Workshop (lecturer: Katy Kavanaugh), Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

    2010 - 2011 Masovian program of knowledge transfer (main topics: creativity and motivation, business solution design and strategic thinking, marketing analysis for the new products) (EU funded)

    2006-2007 architectural drawing course

  • conferences

    September 24th – 26th 2020 Senses in Architecture, Urban Landscaping and Design SAUL-Katowice, University of Silesia, Silesian University of Technology, Katowice, Poland

    September 25th – 28th 2013 11th Conference of the European Architectural Envisioning Association: Envisioning Architecture: Design, Evaluation, Communication, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

    Jun 11th – 13th 2012 UD2012 – Universal Design Conference, Oslo, Norway

    Jun 5th 2012 Innovative Office 2012 Seminar, Office and Facility Magazine, Warsaw, Poland

    December 13th 2011 The blind and the art , Silesian Museum, Katowice, Poland

    September 26th – 29th 2011 Environment 2.0: The 9th biennial conference on environmental psychology, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

  • Skills



    MS Word, LaTeX, markdown


    Inkscape, Scribus

    data & programming

    statistics: R (R Studio), matplotlib, Statistica, SPSS
    spatial data: depthmapX (space syntax)
    qualitative data: atlas.ti (
    programming: python
    tools: jekyll (css, html)


    Polish (native)
    English (fluent)
    French (basic)

    researcher skills

    social science research methodology,
    research planning and organization,
    communication with professionals from various industries,
    listening, patience, empathy,
    and a good sense of humor

  • hobbies and good vibes' sources

    coffee, neuroscience, drawing, photography,
    tennis & squash, skiing, walking,
    addiction to learning, addiction to listening, the constant hunger for understanding,
    and coffee

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