Sine’s research focuses on how we understand, learn, and use icons and signs used on computer
interfaces, traffic and public information signs. Her recent research explores the cognitive processing
underpinning the visual appeal of interfaces, with the aim of explaining how consumer appeal develops
over time and how this influences decision-making.
Other projects are examining the impact of complications on surgeons’ lives, focusing on the extent of
the nature and nurture of this impact – and how impact is moderated by surgeons’ coping styles and the
formal information support available to them.