PUBLICATION: CUMULUS conference
As Design is gaining traction globally different observation models were developed to map the Design landscape. However, the application of these models in contexts with a slower maturation of Design culture and no institutional Design infrastructure can be difficult. With this challenge in mind, this paper presents a new distributed approach to support Design observation.
Designobs.pt is a national project that looks at design as a factor of innovation, cultural and socio-economic development. The project collects and interprets data from the Portuguese Design ecosystem to promote its knowledge and influence public policies.
The case of design companies in Portugal: extending the representation loop to design students [interviews]
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.