This database contains metadata about Design doctorate theses undertaken in Portugal; This work is a result of the project Design Obs. Para um Observatório de Design em Portugal: Modelos, Instrumentos, Representação e Estratégias, (Towards a design Observatory in Portugal: models, instruments representation and strategies) supported by Lisbon Regional Operational Programme (LISBOA 2020) and the Competitiveness and Internationalisation Operational Programme (POCI-01- 0145-FEDER-032445), under the PORTUGAL 2020 Partnership Agreement, through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (Foundation for Science and Technology).
Master students from the design course at Aveiro University participating in the "Representation of Knowledge" course were challenged to work with the "design companies in Portugal" database, for one semester. Their objectives were to create representations and metaphors; and convey carefully thought messages about the sector. The course resulted in five posters, presented in late February 2021.
The event REDE#02 National Design Schools meetings occurred on October 31st 2020 at the Polytechnic Institute of Cávado e do Ave, Barcelos, Portugal. In total, 26 design schools and 49 participants contributed to develop and discuss multiple topics related with design education and models of collaboration with companies.
A look at the international reference courses in the field of industrial design seems to reveal a significant concentration in developed regions with a high industrial and solid creative development, most usually in large cities, invigorated by a thriving business and supported in a dynamic cultural scene. This starting point implies the question of whether this context is mandatory or decisive to the existence of healthy higher education in industrial design. This article seeks to present, explain and analyze an industrial design university program in a peripheral, non-industrial region, with a fragile economy and an aged population, trying to debate scientific, pedagogical and university extension features, namely community relations, course strategy, so this program can provide quality learning for future industrial designers in the global context. This paper aims to question, discuss and help answer these doubts, using as a case study the 1st and 2nd cycle courses in industrial design, promoted at the University of Beira Interior, located in Covilhã, in the inland of Portugal. The characteristics of these courses will be presented and discussed, seeking to demonstrate how a clear definition of a strategy has become essential for the success of design education in peripheral regions.
We started fieldwork in the Portuguese territory! Destination: the Polytechnique Institute of Portalegre. Our host, professor Vera Barradas, invited us to talk about the DesignOBS mission, objectives and main results achieve this far.
National project that looks at design as a factor of innovation as well as cultural and socioeconomic development. The project collects and interprets data from the Portuguese Design ecosystem to promote its knowledge and to influence public policies.
2021 Observatório de Design. Towards a Design Observatory: models, instruments, representations and strategies. Supported by Lisbon Regional Operational Programme (Lisboa 2020) and the Competitiveness and Internationalisation Operational Programme (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-032445), under the PORTUGAL 2020 Partnership Agreement, through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology.
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