Omar Sosa-Tzec

Assistant Professor
Design Foundations
Visual Communication Design


Omar Sosa-Tzec studies design delight: how a design product captivates, surprises, amuses, wins over, and reassures the user through its appearance and use. His research is concerned with the semiotics, rhetoric, and aesthetics of this phenomenon. His practice centers on information design, and he is passionate about interfaces, symbols, diagrams, colors, typography, and flavors.
Omar has taught a variety of design topics to both designers and non-designers from undergraduate and graduate programs in Mexico and the United States. He has developed courses about visual design for user experience, design methods and research, information architecture, human-computer interaction, and interaction design.

Prof. Sosa-Tzec earned a Ph.D. in Informatics, Human-Computer Interaction Design from Indiana University Bloomington. He received the degrees of MDes in Information Design from the Universidad de las Américas Puebla and MSc in Computing and Industrial Mathematics from the Center for Research on Mathematics, both in the Mexican Republic. Omar graduated from the Autonomous University of Yucatan, located in his hometown of Mérida, where he received a BSc in Computer Science.