Juan Carlos Mendoza-Collazos

Doctoral StudentFormer name: Juan Carlos Mendoza Collazos

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Humanities
  • Engineering and Technology


  • design semiotics, design theory, design research, Cognitive semiotics, Social Innovation, Sustainable mobility, agency, agentive semiotics, product semiotics, design


I propose an agentive approach to semiotics of design. The project aims to answer the following questions: What is agency? Are artefacts endowed with agency? If artefacts have agency, what kind of agents are they? Unlike traditional semiotic analysis of design, the agentive approach implies focus not only on the artefacts, but on interactions between agents using artefacts. Semiotics of Design is the study of meaning in the specific field of design professions (industrial design, graphic design, architecture, among others) addressing the way in which designers and users make and share meanings by means of artefacts.

Recent research outputs

Juan Carlos Mendoza-Collazos, 2019 Feb 18, p. 10-15. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper, not in proceeding

Juan Carlos Mendoza-Collazos, 2018, Memorias del Congreso Internacional del Medio ambiente: El rol de las ciudades en la implementación del Acuerdo de París y el cumplimiento de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible, ODS. Rincón González, G. (ed.). 1 ed. Colombia: Centro de Estudios para el Desarrollo Sostenible, Vol. 1. p. 153-156 4 p. (Memorias congreso internacional de medio ambiente).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding

Juan Carlos Mendoza-Collazos, Londono, D., Diaz, W., Echeverry, J., Silva, S., Herrera, L. & Monroy, C., 2017 May 18, Patent No. 26621, 2017 May 18, Priority date 2017 May 18

Research output: Patent

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