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  1. Curitiba Connectory

    Open innovation ecosystem development

    This research aims at articulating the participation of Bosch in the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Curitiba city, Vale do Pinhão. Firstly, the current connections and partnerships with startups will be mapped, in particular, the Curitiba Connectory initiative. Second, these relationships will be evaluated based on the Open Innovation practices carried out by other actors of similar […] - Mar 22, 2020
  2. DADIN outreach network

    DADIN outreach network

    The Industrial Design Academic Department (DADIN) at UTFPR wanted to strengthen faculty collaboration in outreach activities. Then, it organized a workshop facilitated by faculty members Frederick van Amstel, Marco Mazarotto, and Eunice Liu. The workshop mapped current and future outreach activities from faculty members using an adapted version of Lego Serious Play. Each faculty had […] - Feb 26, 2020
  3. Digital Trends Observatory

    Digital Trends Observatory

    In the Digital Design Trends Laboratory course, my students are requested to identify one digital design trend each week and post it in a Medium publication. Since they must not repeat a trend that has already been published, the publication now has more than 1.500 trends. This publication is already the largest public repository of digital […] - Oct 31, 2018
  4. Organizational Learning in Open Innovation Ecossystems

    Organizational Learning in Open Innovation Ecossystems

    Open Innovation inspire big companies to participate in entrepreneurial ecosystems, in the hope of promoting valuable organizational learning. Individual employees can learn together with individual entrepreneurs who are struggling to find a working business model, however, this learning might not be absorbed by the company. One of the reasons for that is the lack of […] - Oct 30, 2018
  5. Making dilemmas explicit through the use of a cognitive mapping collaboration tool

    Making dilemmas explicit through the use of a cognitive mapping collaboration tool

    Abstract: Dilemmas are pervasive in decision making. Although they offer the potential of reflecting on issues at stake from different perspectives, dilemmas often lead to paralysis for those encountering them. This study presents a three dimensional collaboration tool specifically developed to surface dilemmas in a multi-actor context. The assumption is that revealing and debating dilemmas encourage […] - Feb 20, 2017
  6. The social production of design space

    The social production of design space

    Abstract: The production of design space refers to the activity of an individual or a group of individuals considering alternatives and possibilities for a design brief. Design studies often consider constraints to be a major determinant of design space, yet this paper introduces the notion of contradiction to underscore a dialectical determination of design space. The […] - May 2, 2016
  7. Expansive Design Open Data

    Expansive Design Open Data

    The Expansive Design thesis was crafted on the methodology of historical analysis from Cultural Historical Activity Theory and Production of Space Theory. This page explains in details how data was collected and analyzed, as well as introduces the data records, which are made public here. Open data The graphical maps used for data collection and […] - Feb 15, 2016
  8. The spatialization of workflow

    The spatialization of workflow

    At the beginning of the industrial revolution, workspaces were scattered over factory plans in no rational order. They naturally emerged around stationary large products, machines, and tool sets. The rise of the assembly line brought a new strategy for factory space: the spatialization of the workflow, i.e. to ascribe tasks to certain spaces and to […] - Mar 25, 2015
  9. Flood protection area planning

    Flood protection area planning

    Grebbedijk is a flood protection complex around Wageningen and Utrecht, The Netherlands. The stakeholders are considering adding extra functions to the area in order to generate more economic activity and nature-oriented leisure. The project is facing dilemmas because the available strategies presents both advantageous and disadivantageous effects. For example, enlarging the harbor is deemed to […] - Mar 25, 2015
  10. The low-tech visualization method

    The low-tech visualization method

    The World Usability Day was for the first time organized here at the University of Twente. In this event, I shared a practical output of my PhD research: a method to gather user data using low-tech materials. The method consists of collecting data through low-tech visualization and using the data to build high-tech visualizations, following […] - Nov 25, 2014
  11. Expanding the representation of user activities

    Expanding the representation of user activities

    Abstract: Space is often designed based on the representations of user activities (i.e. lists, organograms or flowcharts) that streamline user activities in stepwise, oversimplified, representations that may leave insufficient room for future activity development. However, design can anticipate activity development if users are able to represent their own activities while participating in the design process. […] - Jul 15, 2014
  12. Using smartboards to enable user participation in architecture

    Last week, I demoed my Walking Paths application at 3TU Innovation & Technology conference using a Smartboard that allows touch and pen interaction. To explain how it enables user participation in architecture, I presented a model of the building where the conference was held and asked visitors to draw the path they took across the […] - Dec 9, 2013
  13. The validity of user’s activity representation

    The validity of user’s activity representation

    Last week I attended a conference in Milan about visualizations in Architecture. The conference showcased many objective ways to represent the user perception of space before it is built: maps, simulations, calculations, scatterplots, etc. The represented perceptions ranged from confort to privacy. My own presentation raised the issue of validity of such representations, considering the […] - Oct 7, 2013
  14. Visualization Tools for Self-Representation in Healthcare Design

    Visualization Tools for Self-Representation in Healthcare Design

    Abstract: Healthcare space is designed based on representations of activity — such as types, organograms, or workflows — that often do not match the real activities of nurses, doctors, and technicians. This is not necessarily a problem, since activities can adapt to new space, but there is a risk of hindering activity development while operating […] - Aug 8, 2013
  15. Walking paths parametric design tool

    Walking paths parametric design tool

    Walking Paths is an extension for Autodesk Revit, an industry standard tool for architectural design. The extension allows tracing the paths that patients, nurses, and other users should follow inside a facility. The application provides objective criteria to evaluate the work efficiency of a particular facility design. Walking_Paths [RFA] An Autodesk Revit parametric design family […] - Dec 13, 2012
  16. How to knit spatial layout with workflow

    How to knit spatial layout with workflow

    After realizing that the use situation is more complicated than what they thought, the managers from the CMI project organized a second user workshop to check if the current floor plan fits the workflow of scanning patients in machines such as EGG, PET-MRI, MRI, and CT. In the last workshop, a lot of time was […] - Oct 2, 2012
  17. Use and design: two points of view

    Use and design: two points of view

    I’m following the CMI-NEN project in my PhD, a healthcare facility that combines research, education, and care services in one place. The project is very innovative because it links medical image research to care demand. The concept is to drive research with the actual use of diagnosing technologies, instead of just exploring what is possible […] - Jul 13, 2012
  18. Medical Imaging Center

    Medical Imaging Center

    The intervention had the goal of assisting practitioners to bridge the gap between the design activity and user activity in a Medical Imaging Center project, in the Netherlands. The center would have state of the art diagnosing machines based on techniques such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Positron Emission Tomography (PET-MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), and […] - Jun 14, 2012
  19. Issue-Based Information System (IBIS)

    Issue-Based Information System (IBIS)

    Since I started doing my PhD Research, I learnt a lot of new concepts, but I don’t like to write down everything that I find interesting during my research. I find it too boring. I prefer to rely on my memory filter; if it’s relevant, I’ll remember when needed. But, gosh, that’s not always the […] - Aug 12, 2011