Aziza Cyamani

Aziza Cyamani

Aziza Cyamani

Assistant Professor - Product Design

Brief Vitae


Aziza Cyamani is a multidisciplinary designer with experience in user-centered design, visual communication, product development and sustainable systems. Her education background includes a bachelor’s degree in creative design with a specialization in media design from Kigali Institute of Science and Technology, and master’s degrees in industrial design and sustainable environments from Iowa State University.

Before coming to UNL, Cyamani taught at Kansas State University, teaching industrial design studio, environmental design studio and visual communication courses in the department of Interior Architecture and Industrial Design. Her research interests center upon investigating the integration of crosscutting topics in design education particularly focusing on sustainability, object meaning in diverse cultures, as well as social impacts of artifacts after traumatic events.

Publications (Selected)

Cyamani. A. Disrupting the Linear Textile Model at the Community Scale. State-of-the-Art Upcycling Research and Practice. Proceedings of the International Upcycling Symposium by Sung. k., Singh. J., & Bridgens. B. ISBN: 9783030726393

Cyamani. A. Integrating systematic design for sustainability in design education to stimulate sustainability awareness in developing countries: A case study in Rwanda (2018). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 16800.

Paepcke-Hjeltness., V., Barnhart. B., Cyamani. A., & Walters. k. Fostering Creativity Through Fast Paced, Quick, Down-and-Dirty Ideation. International Association of Societies of Design Research. Cincinnati, OH