Yvonne Eriksson, Ph. D.
Yvonne Eriksson, Professor holding the chair in Information Design at Mälardalen University, Eskilstuna, Sweden and research director for Innovation and Product realization. She received a Ph.D. in Art History at Göteborg University 1998.
She has been working at the Department of Art History and Visual Studies at Göteborg University, Växjö University and at the Swedish Library of Talking Books and Braille.
The main interest for her research is visual communication, and the perceptual and cognitive processes that are involved in interpretation of visuals and build milieus in combination with a socio-cultural perspective. She has written several books about gender, art and visual communication. She has been running projects concerning pictures role in different contexts such as textbooks for education, storybooks for children and education of children with visual impairment.
During the last years Yvonne Eriksson has initiated and been involved in research project that takes place in an industrial context, with focus on visual communication for a global market. That involves communication strategies; assembly instructions and pictures based manuals.