article – A Future Scenario for a Methodological Approach applied to PhD Design Research. Development of an Analytical Canvas

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Published online: 06 Sep 2017

Within the fruitful discussion about what design research should mean and achieve and the implication for doctoral education, this paper aims to explore the topic regarding the boundaries between project design research and academic design research. There is also a strong movement within the academic milieu in the realm of design, namely within international conferences and research meetings, to discuss methodologies and processes as a paramount contribution to defining scientific research in design. PhD design research in Portuguese universities started slowly in the late 1990s, but is increasingly establishing itself as a worthy degree. This text focuses on an original study depicting the state of the art of the methodological approaches applied in doctoral design research in Portugal. It proposes a Design Research Classification Model and a Design Research Canvas that can be applied to other systematic reviews of design research as a means of synthesising the past to outline the future. It is also a major objective of this work to contribute to a clarification of a methodological framework, which relates practice-based research to academic research.

article – Why a Logbook? A backpack journey as a metaphor for product design education

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Why a Logbook? A backpack journey as a metaphor for product design education

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Published online: 06 Sep 2017

Recent literature suggests that the development of cognitive skills should constitute explicit learning objectives in design education. The work describes an educational intervention designed with the intention of promoting the creative and critical thinking performance of a group of Portuguese design students. To this end, creativity and critical thinking tests, pre and post intervention, were applied to the experimental group and to a control group. The intervention was based on two fundamental theoretical assumptions: (1) students’ thinking skills can be promoted by the introduction of Design Thinking as a learning content, and (2) this work should be complemented by the promotion of students’ metacognitive reflection. Comparing the learning process, by analogy, with a backpack journey, a Logbook concept as an educational tool to potentially promote students’ self-reflection was developed. Compared with the control group, results indicate a positive evolution of creative thinking skills in the experimental group.

Giving Presentation for 10 out of 10 – workshop

Giving Presentation
for 10 out of 10

 2017-10-03

Pela 1ª vez em Portugal
Formação de dois dias sobre como explicar, persuadir e inspirar.

Workshop 16h com o especialista russo Gleb Shulishov:
“Como apresentar conteúdos com sucesso”.

Porto  22 e 23 de Novembro de 2017

Qual é o custo de uma má apresentação?
Só cada um de nós sabe quantas horas despendeu numa apresentação. Quantos slides foram criados e apagados, quantos ensaios realizados, antes de percebermos que a audiência não foi conquistada. Bem, agora está na hora de aprender como fazer apresentações, nota 10 em 10.
Ou seja: como explicar, persuadir e inspirar! 
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