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  1. Iguaçú III community center (2022)

    Iguaçú III community center (2022)

    Uniperifa collective joined Laboratory of Design against Oppression students to plan community actions in Condomínio Iguaçu III. This slum-upgrade urban project relocated people near the city center to the city outskirts, leaving people disconnected from the city and having little sense of community. We identified several sustainability issues that required increasing this sense of community, […] - Dec 13, 2022
  2. Materiality in Codesign: interaction analysis of a design experiment with building blocks

    Materiality in Codesign: interaction analysis of a design experiment with building blocks

    Paschoalin, Larissa and Van Amstel, Frederick M.C. (2021). Materialidade no codesign: análise interacional de um experimento com blocos de montar (Codesign Materiality: interactional analysis of a building blocks experiment). Design e Tecnologia, 11(23). - Jan 12, 2022
  3. 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 chose […] - Feb 26, 2020
  4. LegoML


    Unified Modeling Language (UML) is a set of standard diagrams and notations for creating software. We created at PUPCR a physical version of these diagrams with Lego to enable the participation of designers, clients, and users in software architecture and modeling activities. The concrete representations help the participants understand and make good use of software […] - Nov 1, 2018
  5. Expansive Play

    Expansive Play

    I’m developing further the Lego Serious Play method to support Expansive Design, in particular, to represent tough contradictions in a humorous style. This is useful when people avoid talking about contradictions openly or deny their existence. The pretext of play enables critical voices and radical alternatives to emerge. References Van Amstel, Frederick M.C. (2021). The […] - Oct 31, 2018
  6. Strategic Planning for Hotmilk (2017)

    Strategic Planning for Hotmilk (2017)

    Hotmilk is an innovation hub inside the Catholic University of Parana which connects the University to the industry. In 2017, a new director was appointed to PUC Agency (its former name) and one of his first acts was to organize a participatory strategic planning session. I facilitated the session and helped to compile the results into […] - Oct 31, 2018