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Talks & Lectures

  1. Designing Experiences for Personal Transformations

    Designing experiences is an uncontrolled, experimental, exploratory, and ethical process which can lead to personal transformations. This lecture presents the types of experiences which can transform someone’s life, how this transformation may happen and key principles for designing them. Download Designing Experiences for Personal Transformations lecture [MP3] - May 10, 2019
  2. Experience Design lecture

    Experience Design lecture

    In this lecture at UTFPR, I explain the origins of Experience Design and discuss the concept of experience from a cultural-historical perspective. I also present four design approaches: linear, a-mazing, theatrical, and total. These approaches do not apply solely to digital channels, in fact, all of them emphasize to consider spaces, activities and things equally. […] - Apr 2, 2019
  3. Pattern-based collaborative design with card decks

    Pattern-based collaborative design with card decks

    At PUCPR, we offer students a handful of special card decks to help them learn about the possibilities for design. There is a deck on business models, another on user interface, a third on human values, and the collection is always growing. In this hands-on session, we will demonstrate how we let students learn by […] - Nov 22, 2018
  4. Prototyping Games and Apps with Lego

    Prototyping Games and Apps with Lego

    Lego is a great tool to build early prototypes of games and apps. At PUCPR, we stimulate students to supplement talking with making to increase shared understanding. Physical prototypes are quicker to build together in a team and can be used to test if ideas work in the real world. In this hands-on session, participants […] - Nov 22, 2018
  5. Designing with contradictions

    I just made a pecha-kucha presentation about my PhD research in 6’40”. I try to explain what I mean with Expansive Design, the design approach I’m building up that takes advantage of social contradictions, instead of trying to solve them. Contradictions are social relationships that have a long history and cannot be solved by any […] - Mar 12, 2014
  6. Interaction Design as a Cultural Project

    Interaction Design as a Cultural Project

    I’ve been very lucky to attend Interaction 12 in Dublin last week. Everything was so well organized and still with a human touch. The conference allowed a lot of networking between presentations. There was large corridors and rooms for side conversations, which for me are the best part of going to conferences. On the background […] - Feb 8, 2012