Sophie Anne Declerck

Institute for Design Innovation, Loughborough University London

Sophie Declerck is a Doctoral Researcher at the Institute for Design Innovation at Loughborough University London. Her research interests span sensory design, design aesthetics, and semiotic meaning-making practices. Her PhD project, which is funded by a Techne AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership, explores the vocabularies, tropes and affective atmospheres of tactility with the aim of building an analytic framework to inform the analysis and design of material artefacts. Sophie holds an MA in History of Design from the Royal College of Art/V&A Museum, and brings to her research an academic background in the Classics, Applied Linguistics and Fine Art.