Texas Tech University

Erin Shambureck

College of Human Sciences, Department of Design

Erin SchambureckSchambureck works on understanding the impact of interior design components on persons with vision impairments. She is particularly interested in identifying design typologies that produce negative effects for low vision users and understanding the role that contrast plays in the interpretation of space and visual information. As part of her work, Schambureck is looking at ways that design research is communicated to practitioners and how to engage more design professionals in the research process through digital platforms. She received her MFA in Design Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2014. Prior to pursuing her graduate work, Schambureck was a commercial interior design practitioner working with clients in the healthcare, senior living, corporate office and education sectors. She currently serves on the National Institute of Building Sciences Low Vision Design Committee.