Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.
Delegates from all over the world who attended the Tenth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices.
We appreciate the support of our 2016 Conference Partners.
The Department of Arts & Design (DAD) at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil offers undergraduate, graduate, and extension programs in different areas of design. DAD focuses on the development of social research towards a humanistic education, fostering exchanges within real design contexts of professional practice, technological development, and recognition of the social and environmental impacts and responses of design.
Cumulus is an international association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media. It is the only global association to serve art and design education and research. Cumulus exists as a forum to create partnerships, transfer knowledge and to share best practices. Currently, Cumulus counts 226 members from 49 countries.
The Tenth International Conference on Design Principles & Practices featured plenary sessions by some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators in the field.
Jorge Lopes has a PhD in design products from the Royal College of Art, UK, and a MSc in production engineering from COPPE/UFRJ, Brazil. He is a product designer with interest in technologies of digital manufacture. He is a researcher at the INT – National Institute of Technology/MCTI – Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation; the National Museum – UFRJ - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro; and Assistant Professor in the Department of Arts and Design at PUC-Rio, where he coordinates the NEXT–Tridimensional Experimentation Laboratory.
Guto Requena has a Masters in Architecture from the University of São Paulo – USP, with the dissertation “Hybrid Habitation: Interactivity and Experience in the Cyber Culture Era." His research interest is focused on cyber culture and the impact of new technologies in architecture and design, exploring themes as memory, and digital culture and poetic narratives in all design scales. For nine years he integrated the Nomads – Center for Interactivity Living Studies, at USP. In 2008, he opened his own studio, the Estudio Guto Requena, and since then he’s been working as a consultant, architect, and designer on a variety of projects for clients such as LG, FIAT, Walmart, Coca-Cola, Nike, Toyota, and Google Brazil, among others. His projects have been getting national and international attention, and the numerous prizes won attest the excellence of the work. Requena has lectured and exhibited in several cities such as New York, Milan, Istanbul, Dubai, Mexico City, Moscow, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Bangkok, Athens, Berlin, Miami, Capetown, Santiago, Paris, Beijing, and London. He was a professor at Panamericana – School of Arts and Design and at IED – Istituto Europeo di Design. He is also a columnist for the newspaper Folha de São Paulo, where he writes biweekly on Sundays, and is the writer, producer, and host of various series/programs on design, architecture, and urbanism for television, film, and the Internet.
Rita Maria de Souza Couto has a PhD in education from PUC-Rio, Brazil. She is a designer and researcher with interest in design and interdisciplinarity, epistemology of design, pedagogy of design, inclusive design, and teaching methods and techniques. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Arts and Design, and coordinator of the LIDE – Interdisciplinary Laboratory Design/Education at PUC-Rio.
Roberta Portas Gonçalves has a PhD in design from PUC-Rio, Brazil. She is a designer and researcher with interest in design and education. She is a researcher at the LIDE – Interdisciplinary Laboratory Design Education at PUC-Rio.Roberta Portas Gonçalves has a PhD in design from PUC-Rio, Brazil. She is a designer and researcher with interest in design and education. She is a researcher at the LIDE – Interdisciplinary Laboratory Design Education at PUC-Rio.
Flávia Nizia da Fonseca Ribeiro has a PhD in education from PUC-Rio, Brazil. She is a designer and researcher with interest in design and education. She is a researcher at the LIDE – Interdisciplinary Laboratory Design Education at PUC-Rio.
Saulo Barretto is co-founder of the Research Institute for Innovation and Technology (IPTI). The institution is a private research center, not for profit, founded in October of 2003, in Santa Luzia do Itahy, Sergipe, Brazil. IPTI has the goal of developing integrated solutions between technology and human processes, having as priority areas, education, health and creative economy. Saulo is a Civil Engineer with a PhD in structures from Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil, with periods spent at Technische Universität Braunschweig in Germany and at Columbia University in the United States. Despite his formation, Saulo likes to entitle himself as an Ideas Engineer.
Manuela Yamada is a 27-year-old Brazilian product designer, social innovator, open source passionate, and sustainability propagator. Since she graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, she has focused her studies in understanding how design can actually be a tool for empowering people, transforming objects in more than just things, but actually acts as a platform for human interaction and social innovation. She has won several awards including the RedDot Design award, Movimento Hot Spot, and OuiShare awards. Currently she is a partner at the design and consultancy company, MateriaBrasil, and the co-founder of Goma.
Ana Couto is a designer who has graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has a Masters in visual communication from the Pratt Institute, USA, a specialization in branding from the Kellogg School of Management, USA, and in 2015 she graduated from the Owner/President Management Program at Harvard University, USA. In 1993, she founded Ana Couto Branding, with the objective to use design as a tool to build stronger brands. Her company employs more than 50 multidisciplinary professionals with various backgrounds. The recognition of her company’s work is reflected through several publications in international design books and numerous awards, including: Wave Festival (2011); IDEA Brasil (2011, 2013 and 2014); and Professional of the Year in Communications–Design, from the Brazilian Propaganda Association–ABP (2013), among others. In 2015, Couto was also invited to be a part of the Cannes Advertising Festival jury. Additionally in 2015, she opened LAJE, a learning center designed to foster creative experiences with practical tools based on three main themes: branding, design thinking, and innovation.
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Luiza Novaes is a designer and researcher in the areas of collaborative design, design as mediation, interactive media, and visual communication. Lately, she has concentrated the focus of her investigations in the design of interactive experiences and environments in the areas of Education and Healthcare. She is a professor at PUC-Rio - Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in the Department of Arts and Design, working in the undergraduate and graduate programs in design. She has an MFA in Photography and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts in New York, USA and a PhD in Design from PUC-Rio.
For each conference, a small number of Graduate Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for graduate students at this stage in their academic careers. The 2016 Graduate Scholar Awardees are listed below.