Brunel University London, United Kingdom
Lecturer in Design for Sustainability within the School of Engineering and Design, Brunel University London. He joined Brunel in September 2012, and was formerly at Politecnico di Milano (Italy), where he obtained his PhD. His research focuses on Design for Sustainability, and in particular on the elaboration of strategies, methods, and tools to support design processes towards the development of low environmental impact and high socio-ethical quality products, services and systems. He believes that sustainability can only be tackles by innovating at a system level, changing not only products, services and production processes but also and especially patterns of consumption, lifestyles, institutions and the way in which needs are satisfied. For this reason his principal focus is on exploring the role of design in product-service systems innovation (business models/value propositions that can potentially delink profit from material and energy use), and social innovation (bottom-up initiatives where groups of people organise themselves to directly solve daily life problems).
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Aalto University, Finland
Researcher, educator and writer on sustainable design. Her doctoral and post-doc research focuses on the environmental issues in distributed production - "fabbing" and "making" - and especially how sustainability is addressed in Labs in the Fab Lab network. Personal fabrication and distributed production can offer more sustainable alternatives to the current mass production paradigm, particularly if these new sociotechnical practices prove to be disruptive. However little empirical research exists on these maker communities, particularly on how or if they are enacting their socio-environmental ideological discourse. Her dissertation makes explicit concerns and opportunities for an increasingly digital society where citizens become increasingly involved in production. Related interests include open design, self-design/DIY, design activism and urban activism, and user innovation. Special areas of expertise include sustainable consumption and production (SCP) and sustainable product-service system design (PSS).
UFU, Uberlândia, Brazil
Viviane Nunes is adjunct professor at Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU, MG) at the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning & Design (FAUeD). She's PhD in Design (Istituto Politecnico di Milano, Italy), MA in Geography (IG/UFU ), graduated in Architecture and Urbanism (UNITRI, MG) and Decoration (UFU, MG). She has experience in the area of Interior and Furniture (design and production) and Architecture (building design). Viviane is coordinator of the Center for Research in Design | GEMA - Study Group on Furniture and Environments which conducts research mainly in: 1. Strategic Sustainable Design, focusing on interinstitutional collaboration oriented to the development of micro and small enterprises and waste control - highlighting the MSE related to the furniture sector in wood , and the implementation of public policy design; 2. Design for Sustainability and Social Innovation, in search of opportunities for socio-cultural and economic inclusion of low-income population through design; 3. Design of sustainable product-service systems (S.PSS) in distributed economies.
UEL, Londrina, Brazil
Designer, ergonomist and researcher in the field of Ergonomics and Design for Sustainability. She held postdoc in Sustainable Design (Federal University of Paraná), PhD in Production Engineering (Federal University of Santa Catarina), Master in Ergonomics and Expertise in Materials and Textile Processes (National Autonomous University of Mexico), Degree in Industial Design (Federal University of Parana). Researcher and professor at Design Department of the State University of Londrina (UEL). Creator of OIKOS methodology (usability and comfort of clothing evaluation methodology) and author of numerous articles published in national and international proceedings, journals and book chapters. She's member of Congress Scientific Committees in the area of Design, Ergonomics and Sustainable Design. She coordinates: the Working Group "Fashion, Sustainability and Inclusion" of Colóquio de Moda (the biggest scientific congress in fashion of Brazil); the research group on Design, Sustainability and Innovation and the research projects "Design for sustainability applied to textile industry with emphasis on technological innovation in processes and new materials" and "Interdisciplinary design model of innovation and R&D in new materials, products and businesses from waste with emphasis on Design for Sustainability".
UFPE, Recife, Brazil
Leonardo Castillo held postdoc in Design and Innovation for Sustainability (TU.Delft), PhD in Human and Environmental Studies (Kyoto University), Master in Architecture (Kyoto University) and Graduation in Product Design (Universidad Nacional de Colombia). He is currently the Coordinator of the Graduate Program in Design at Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE). Professor and researcher at UFPE, he leads the research group on Innovation, Design and Sustainability. He has extensive experience in product and services development area, with emphasis on aspects of innovation, design and sustainability, acting on the following topics: design strategies for innovation (design-driven innovation), sustainable products and services development and housing artifacts systems.
UFSC, Florianópolis, Brazil
PhD in Production Engineering (Federal University of Santa Catarina), master in Production Engineering (Federal University of Santa Catarina) and graduated in Industrial Design (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), Eugenio Merino is currently professor at Federal University of Santa Catarina and coordinates the Design Management Center and the Laboratory of Design and Usability.He has experience in design, with an emphasis on Management Design, Universal Design, Inclusive Design, Design Health and engineering area, specifically with ergonomics, product and process. He participates in postgraduate programs in Design and Production Engineeringfrom UFSC. It is part of the group of evaluators INEP / MEC and the State Board of Education of Santa Catarina in evaluating courses.
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Aguinaldo dos Santos
UFPR, Curitiba, Brazil
Aguinaldo dos Santos is professor at Design Department of the Federal University of Paraná since 2002, having worked in the Master in Civil Engineering (2000 to 2011) and Master in Design (2005 to present).
He held postdoc in Sustainable Design (Politecnico di Milano), PhD in Production Management (Salford University), Master in Engineering (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul) and degree in Civil Engineering (Federal University of Paraná). He is a member of the editorial board of the several journals. His area of expertise includes lean production and design for sustainability, with the main research object social housing and product+service systems. He is coordinator of the Center for Design & Sustainability (UFPR) since 2002.
UFAL, Maceió, Brazil
Designer and teacher of Design Course at UFAL. She's Master in Design from Federal University of Paraná - UFPR, Bachelor of Industrial Design from the Catholic University of Paraná, PUC-PR. Main focus of research: Design for Sustainability, User-Centered Design, Design for Social Inclusion and Design Against Crime.
UFF, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
PhD in Disegno Industriale e Comunicazione Multimediale (Politecnico di Milano, Italy), she developed his research in Design for Sustainability in the mobile sector within the Research Unit DIS - Design and Innovation Systems for Sustainability, whose coordinator is prof. Ezio Manzini. Liliane has worked closely with Prof. Carlo Vezzoli, developing strategies, tools and methods to the designer in the furniture industry. She holds a Master's degree in Technology (UTFPR) with the research entitled: Environmental parameters in planning wood furniture to be produced in series according designers reports. She is currently adjunct professor at the Federal Fluminense University, and collaborating professor of the Postgraduate Program in Design at UFPR.