Ana Couto, Tenth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tenth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tenth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Manuela Yamada, Tenth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tenth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Tenth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices

  • 2016 Special Focus: Design Transforming Society
  • 25–27 February 2016
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

At a Glance

3

Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.

200+

Delegates from all over the world who attended the Tenth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices.

27

Countries represented.

2016 Special Focus: Design Transforming Society

The ability of design to promote transformations in society is an issue that deserves investigation. When shaping objects, systems, and services, and while dealing with technologies and materials, design is affecting the way people live, our human relationships, and the landscape. These transformations can be acutely subtle and their effectiveness can depend on continuity of an action, which is perceived only on a long-term basis. In this context, the ultimate goal of design seems to follow innovation in our material and immaterial realm, thus becoming a catalyst capable of making a difference in society and eventually the life of human beings.

The 2016 Design Principles & Practices Knowledge Community invites you to share your experiences, ideas, and proposals on the role of design in the shaping of societies and cultures. How can we design artifacts, activities, systems, interactions, and environments that affect the way societies take shape? How in past years did this happen, and how can we plan for the future?

In exploring how design can become a vehicle to change society, the conference seeks for interdisciplinary contributions on Design Education, Designed Objects, Interaction and Technologies, Communication, Design Management and Professional Practice, and Architecture and Environmental Design.

Conference Chairs

Loredana Di Lucchio

Loredana Di Lucchio

Architect, PhD, Researcher Professor, Sapienza University of Rome

Lorenzo Imbesi

Lorenzo Imbesi

Architect, PhD, Professor, Sapienza University of Rome

Luiza Novaes

Luiza Novaes

Professor, Departamento de Artes & Design - PUC-Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plenary Speakers

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

Jorge Lopes

Researcher, National Institute of Technology/MCTI– Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation; Assistant Professor, Department of Arts and Design, and Coordinator, NEXT–Tridimensional Experimentation Laboratory, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

"Design, Technology, and Multidisciplinarity"

Guto Requena

Guto Requena

Founder, Estudio Guto Requena; Columnist, Folha de São Paulo, Brazil

"Hackable Cities: Design, Technology, and Feelings"

Rita Couto

Rita Couto

Associate Professor, Department of Arts and Design, and Coordinator, LIDE (Interdisciplinary Laboratory Design/Education), Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

"Social Design at PUC-Rio - Initiatives in Teaching, Research, and Extension"

Roberta Portas

Roberta Portas

Researcher, LIDE (Interdisciplinary Laboratory Design Education), Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

"Initiatives in Teaching, Research, and Extension"

Flávia Nizia da Fonseca Ribeiro

Flávia Nizia da Fonseca Ribeiro

Researcher, LIDE (Interdisciplinary Laboratory Design Education), Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

"Social Design at PUC-Rio — Initiatives in Teaching, Research, and Extension"

Saulo Barretto

Saulo Barretto

Co-founder, Research Institute for Innovation and Technology (IPTI), Sergipe, Brazil

"Social Technologies Generating Effective and Scalable Solutions for Social Problems"

Manuela Yamada

Manuela Yamada

Partner, MateriaBrasil; Co-founder, Goma, Brazil

"Design in the Collaborative Century"

Ana Couto

Ana Couto

Founder, Ana Couto Branding, Brazil

"Brands with Purpose"

Graduate Scholar Awardees

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.

Patrícia Carrion

Patrícia Carrion

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Fabiana Heinrich

Fabiana Heinrich

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Juliana Nunes

Juliana Nunes

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Larisa Paes

Larisa Paes

University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Elen Nas

Elen Nas

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Camila Assis Peres Silva

Camila Assis Peres Silva

University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Danila Gomes

Danila Gomes

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Wilson Prata

Wilson Prata

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Priscila Williams

Priscila Williams

Parsons School of Design, The New School, New York, USA

Marcos Barbato

Marcos Barbato

Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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