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

Tenth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices
'Design Transforming Society'
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
25-27 February 2016

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.

Partners

We appreciate the support of our 2016 Conference Partners.

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

Design, Technology, and Multidisciplinarity

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

Guto Requena

Hackable Cities: Design, Technology, and Feelings

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 Couto

Rita Couto

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

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

Roberta Portas

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

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

Flávia Nizia da Fonseca Ribeiro

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

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

Saulo Barretto

Social Technologies Generating Effective and Scalable Solutions for Social Problems

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

Manuela Yamada

Design in the Collaborative Century

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

Ana Couto

Brands with Purpose

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.

Conference Chairs

Loredana Di Lucchio

Loredana Di Lucchio

Architect, PhD, Researcher Professor
Sapienza University of Rome

Loredana Di Lucchio, PhD in Design, is Researcher Professor at Sapienza University of Rome. Her research and teaching activities are focused on the relationship between production, communication, and consumption in order to investigate and define the strategic role of Design as a driver for consumption aware behaviors. She is a speaker for international conferences, coordinator of several Italian Research Boards, and essayist for theoretical and design reviews including a member of the editorial board of the magazine ‘DIID – Disegno Industriale Industrial Design’ and of the web-magazine of Italian Design Research Network ‘SDI Review’. She has organized many seminars, workshops, and exhibitions about the relationship between Design and Brand with a particular attention at the semantic, productive, and social implications. At the same time, she has opened a personal focus on Asian Design, considered as emblematic expression of the contemporary culture.

Lorenzo Imbesi

Lorenzo Imbesi

Architect, PhD, Professor
Sapienza University of Rome

Professor of Industrial Design at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, Lorenzo Imbesi was previously Associate Professor and head of the Master of Design MDes at Carleton University in Canada up until 2013. Prof. Imbesi is also an Architect, PhD in Design, ICCS fellow – Canada Government, and a member of the Research Board of Italian and European researches. He is a keynote speaker and coordinator for international conferences and a curator of design exhibitions and events. Additionally, he is a critic and essayist for many reviews, Co-Director of the magazine “DIID – Disegno Industriale,” and currently, he is Director of ‘FIELDS. An Interdisciplinary Design Journal’ (Carleton University, Ottawa) as well as a member of the editorial board of “The Design Journal” (Bloomsbury Publishing, London).

Luiza Novaes

Luiza Novaes

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

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.

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

Final Program