UD16 is an annual, peer reviewed meeting, promoted by the PhD Program in Design at the University of Aveiro and the University of Porto. This fifth edition, the second international, is organized by PhD students in Design at the University of Aveiro and aims to gather PhD students, professors, newly PhDs and researchers around the design research on the theme “sur/vival”.

Keynote Speakers


Alastair Fuad-Luke

The Free University of Bozen-Bolzano


Mario Trimarchi



Rafael Cardoso

Universidade do Estado do Rio De Janeiro


Ana Correia de Barros

Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS




Livro de Atas UD16 – 5º Encontro de Doutoramentos em Design

Editors / Coordinators

Cátia Pereira, Ivo Fonseca, Olinda Martins, Renata Arezes e Silvina Félix.

Design and pagination

Ivo Fonseca, Olinda Martins, Renata Arezes e Silvina Félix.


UA Editora
Universidade de Aveiro
Serviços de Biblioteca, Informação Documental e Museologia
1st edition – april 2017



The UD16 Book of Abstracts is also available for download.


In the present context, characterized by uncertainty and complexity, it is up to design to challenge, question and materialize, contributing to the (re)significance of human presence in the world; and life, in its various dimensions.

Design research, as a way creating of a better understanding of the experience of living, and surviving (according to its latin etymon – supervivĕre, meaning to surpass life and obstacles, and go beyond) is also the basis for the activity of design as practice, as well as the creation of new solutions to complex problems that affect the existence, preservation and continuity of people, cultures and places.
Sobrevivência = Supervivĕre = Survival is thus the theme chosen for reflection; from the polysemy of the word to semantic constellation that opens up to the world: the essential and the superfluous; the basic and luxurious; the material and the spiritual.
Sobrevivência, Supervivĕre, Survival, Revivência, Revivĕre, Revival… Beyond, Over, About, For … What kind of living do we want to design?



Room 1

Room 2

08h30am 09h30am Reception and registration
09h30am 10h00am Opening Session:

Rector of the University of Aveiro
Professor Manuel Assunção

DeCA Director
Professor Rui Raposo

ID+ Director
Professor Vasco Branco

PhD Design Director – University of Aveiro
Professor Francisco Providência

10h00am 11h00am Keynote: Ana Correia de Barros
Old people, young design researchers and participatory design
11h00am 11h30am Coffee break
11h30am 12h45pm Session 1A – SURVIVAL

Fernanda Pina, Vera Damazio and Marília Ceccon
Design & Long and Good Life: Considerations on maintaining the “economically active” status of elders.

Renata Arezes and Joana Quental
Playing with emotions: a quest for survival. The role of positive emotions in transforming the design of breast cancer doctor-patient communication.

Ivo Fonseca, Pedro Bessa and Mário Vairinhos
Experience Design for the construction of mHealth solutions.

Silvia Maria Gramegna and Alessandro Biamonti 
A Design Approach for Extra-Ordinary People: the case of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Sessão 1B – ON LIVING

Syomara Pinto, Cláudia Romero, Joana Cunha and Joana Quental
Showcases and emotional design: a contribution to the popular shopping at Fortaleza.

Susana Azevedo Cardal
Inscriptions “On Living-skin” in Other Bodies – Written tattoo in the first half of the twentieth century in Portugal.

Liene Jakobsone
Critical and speculative design as approach towards gender equality through product design.

Isa Tiburcio
Intermediate urban space: design and light art as catalysts for change.

André Abrahão, Ana Veloso, Mário Vairinhos and Vasco Branco
Proposal for a methodology for the design of medication dispensers, based on tangible media, for seniors with low literacy.

12h45pm 02h15pm Lunch
02h30pm 03h30pm  Session 2A – ON LIVING

Airton Filho and Marshal Lauzer
Usability, satisfaction and emotion.

Yanick Trindade
Game design. The narrative of São Tomé and Príncipe as a structural element.

Ana Dalagnoli, Marshal Lauzer and Flávio Santos
Perception about women’ satisfaction during the publish application use on mobile devices.

Valéria Boelter e Débora Aita Gasparetto
As especificidades das mostras em Arte e Tecnologia Digital: sobre a vivência do designer de exposições.

 Sessão 2B – FOR LIVING

Raquel Pires, João Mota and Katja Tschimmel
Cultural and Creative Industries in rural contexts: Living or survival of the Sete Sóis Sete Luas Network at Alfândega da Fé?

Patrícia Wielewicki, Rui Roda and Manuel Graça
Innovation and creativity under design lense.

Cristiane Menezes, Nuno Dias and Vasco Branco  
Reflexões sobre inovação radical de significados: uma perspectiva para o estudo da significação do novo no design.

Raul Pinto, Derya Irkdas Dogu, Can Ozcan, Paul Atkinson, Joaquim Vieira and Miguel Carvalhais
Designing Research Tools: Empirical knowledge as a base for future beekeeping.

03h30pm 04h30pm  Keynote: Alastair Fuad-Luke
An expanded field of resilient agri-culture: Design challenges, dissonant acts and opportunities
04h30pm 05h00pm  Coffee break
05h00pm 06h00pm  Session 3A – SURVIVAL

Carlos Delano Rodrigues, Carlo Franzato and Rita Almendra
Social Design: Fundamentals, trends, and contributions for social changing in micro- planning processes.

Ana Oliveira, Rita Engler and Nadja Mourão
Social Technology for enterprises of Criative Industries – two cases study.

António Gorgel Pinto
Socially Engaged Transmedia Practice: Co-design Machine in Amadora Neighborhoods.

Ana Roberti
FOR citizens? The blockade by the “other” in a stage of chaotic approach.

 Session 3B – Posters

Marta Santos
Online research principles for serendipity: the creative process as a case study.

Felipe Domingues, Salvatore Zingale and Dijon De Moraes
Semiotics inside design: Pragmatism as epistemological basis to designing.

Natália Plentz
Environmental and Social Sustainability in Design Education: A Comparative Study.

Melissa Pozatti
The role of design in local communities development.

Cláudio Sampaio, Suzana Martins, Fernando Moreira da Silva and Rita Almendra
Innovation and sustainability from solid waste: a model for the R&D process.

Cátia Pereira, Teresa Franqueira and Álvaro Sousa
For a design approach on the relationship between academia and society.

07h00pm 08h00pm Walk through he streets of Aveiro with the Aveiro Free Walking Tour (based on tips)
08h30pm Dinner at the Mercado do Peixe restaurant


UD16 Dinner

The UD16 dinner will take place at restaurant Mercado do Peixe, at 8h30pm. More info and registration here.


Room 1

Room 2

09h00am 10h00am Reception and registration
10h00am 11h00am Keynote: Mario Trimarchi
Living in Silence
11h00am 11h30am Coffee break
11h30am 12h45pm Session 4A – ABOUT LIVING

Cristiana Serejo
The graphic materiality of Presença Magazine – A PhD research with historical contribution to the portuguese graphic design.

Fernando Rojas, Stuart English, Robert Young and Nick Spencer
Bridging Mindfulness and Design.

Olinda Martins, Joana Quental and Alice Semedo
Landscape and graphic heritage. Subject matters for design research .

Paulo Marcelo
Design, identity and memory of the historic portuguese brands – Viarco case study.

Mariana Leão
Planos de comunicação das campanhas do SNI: 1950–70.

Session 4B – FOR LIVING

Silvina Felix and Nuno Dias
Design for additive manufacturing: Opportunities to design by complexity, customization and manufacturing process.

Artemisia Caldas, Miguel Carvalho and Humberto Lopes
Ergonomic clothing design for the dependent elderly population.

Germana Bezerra and Miguel Carvalho
Children’s clothing design methodology focusing on ergonomics.

Leonardo Martins, Mario Lima, Jackeline Farbiarz and Luiza Novaes
Thoughts on a design in transformation.

Renato Bispo and Vasco Branco
Design contra o Estigma: a importância do simbólico.

12h45pm 02h15pm Almoço
02h30pm 03h30pm  Session 5A – FOR LIVING

João Costa, Liliana Soares and Eduarda Gomes
Design Primario and the development of a semi-industrial product.

Humberto Costa and Aguinaldo dos Santos
Service Design and Aesthetic Consistency.

Aline Souza, Lia Krucken and Rita Almendra
The role of autochthonous materials and traditional manufacturing methods on recognition of territories’ values and qualities: the users view.

Susana Fernandes, J. L. Esteves, Paulo Bago de Uva and Ricardo Simões
Psychological and Cognitive aspects of aging: senior living and car driving.

 Session 5B – ABOUT LIVING

Ana Oliveira, Nadja Mourão, Samantha Moreira
Design for Social Innovation:biographical looks through everyday objects, social community memory.

Luiza Arigoni and Vera Damazio
Design, Envelhecimento & Resiliência: ensaios de métodos de aproximação de idosos pelas ruas do Rio de Janeiro.

Marília Ceccon, Vera Damazio and Cristiane Duarte
Seniors’ Homes: design reflections on places of memory, identity and affection.

Marta Rodrigues
Porto Old Shops – from diagnosis to Design action.

03h30pm 04h30pm  Keynote: Rafael Cardoso
Urbanização, informação e interface: Fundamentos históricos do design como estrutura epistemológica
04h30pm 05h00pm  Coffee break
05h00pm 06h00pm  Session 6A – ON LIVING

Marlene Ribeiro and Francisco Providência
Place Branding: research situation in Portugal.

Emílio Santos
Between feeling and touching: the (im)materiality of São Luís do Maranhão brand, case study in place branding.

Rafael Arnoni and Susana Barreto
Identification and analysis of cattle brands Platina Region as graphic production of popular design.

Iara Braga, Maria José Abreu and Madalena Oliveira
From periphery to city center: the Popular Fashion Jeans Market of Fortaleza.

 Session 6B – ON LIVING

Sandra Silva
The teaching of Information Design in Portugal.

Marta Calejo and Graça Magalhães
From Drawing As Place of Action To Design As Being Transformation.

Daniela Brisolara
Information design in the cities. Semiotics and comparative study between Brazil and France on visual signs, urban signage and wayfinding.

06h00pm 06h30pm Closing Session:

Phd Design Vice-Director – University of Aveiro
Professor Joana Quental

PhD Design Director – University of Porto
Professor Heitor Alvelos


The UD16 committee calls for the submission of original contributions in the field of research in design, crossing the theory and the practice.

The submission of papers (articles and posters) should be made through the EasyChair system. The Scientific Committee will assess submitted papers in a double blind peer-review system. All proposals accepted will be invited to present their work in an oral communication format.

The papers presented at the meeting will be published in the conference book in digital format with ISBN, available after the meeting or in a date to be set by the Organizing Committee and informed during the event.

Proposals may not contain elements that identify the authors. The EasyChair system will perform the registration of each proposal, which must meet the following parameters (in english):

  • Title;
  • Abstract (up to 500 words);
  • Category (article or poster);
  • Keywords (up to 5 keywords);
  • Topics (thematic fields);
  • Attached file with the article or poster proposal in .pdf.


  • Article body up to 3000 words;
  • References formatted in APA standard.


This condensed presentation format combines the presentation of a short text and a picture of the ongoing investigation,  and should have:

  • Title (up to 100 characters including spaces);
  • Keywords (up to 5 keywords);
  • Research question (between 500 and 2500 characters including spaces);
  • Abstract (up to 500 words); Abstracts should be submitted in the EasyChair platform only, not in the poster;
  • Body / research (between 500 and 2500 characters including spaces);
  • References formatted in APA Standard (up to 5 references);
  • Images (total print area: 2130 x 2980 px).

Submission of revised papers

The authors whose works were approved by the scientific committee should send the final version of the paper / poster until July 1 to ud16conference+final@gmail.com. The revised work should use the templates provided below with the identification and affiliation of the author(s).

The authors should also fill out the registration form available on this website and make the appropriate payment to validate the registration.


The areas of research suggested to the UD16 call for papers are:

Sobre-Vivência / On Living

Design can provide a fundamental contribution to the development and as a statement of societies, as a collective, and of the citizen, as an individual. Its role addresses both economic and social challenges, and at the same time works as a catalyst for change. Its potencial lies in the conflicts from which it is born or that creates, through a game of opposites resulting sometimes in the redefinition of its own game rules.

This thematic field seeks to look into the living, in order to expose the representativeness of interaction through artifacts, meanings and experiences. It seeks a reflection on the practice of design and its role as an agent of change in social and economic paradigms.

Submitted researches may include multiple approaches to Design in fields such as: the rational and the emotional; experience and practice; individual and/or collective; awareness and unawareness; ethics and morals; ergonomics; normativeness; the infra and the super, while questioning the challenges of the meaning and the value of Design.

Sobrevivência / Survival

Contemporary society faces complex challenges that result from a paradoxical world and a permanent tension between creating and responding to the various and sometimes conflicting needs.

Under this topic we look for a critical reflection that can present solutions to issues such as the survival of the human being and the current society as a space of equality, freedom and conscious expression. Design is understood as a strategic instrument of action in economics and social policies, in public and civil sectors. So what is the role of design in defining the value of the society? What new models can be defined and what are the contributions of the different actors involved? What is its influence on the significance of ethics and social rules?

Submissions are required to illustrate this reflection, presenting case studies or practices and strategies of design contributions for diversity and inclusion, and design for the development of literacy (of the media). The works should approach issues such as collective and uniqueness; collaborative and individualism; rational and limbic consciousness (or the limbic); welfare and subsistence; social activism; the immediate and the permanent; the resistance and the massification; simplicity and complexity, while questioning what are the roles of Design before the challenge of survival.

Sobre a Vivência / About Living

The cultural legacy of a society is an invaluable asset, considering its essential contribution in defining its identity and its strategic action, and therefore, important in the present as well as in the future. The immersion in the process of doing and making it happen looks for references which favour reflection and understanding in the search of inovation through continuity or rupture. As in other fields, the creative process in design starts from previous records, similarities that evoke questions, destabilize and encourage critical thinking, triggering other ways of action and of thinking.

In order to identify and understand meanings and values of the living in community, we are seeking inputs from an active history in the future cultural heritage through Design. Submissions should reflect on the past; history; culture; memory; identity; persistence; the continuity of making (material/immaterial); and also on the design’s contribution to its preservation.

Para a Vivência / For living

The growing interrelationship between design, science and technology proves to be as complex as constructive.

From its interaction practices and theories, new forms of involvement and collaboration are developed. In addition to the direct benefits that new products can bring, interdisciplinary studies practices also contribute to new forms of action and awareness, which go far beyond technology by defining its spaces in areas such as ecology and social cooperation, looking for influence through the integration into a more global awareness. We talk about the present, and further more about its future projection.

This theme encourages contributions that show the strategic role of design for sustainability; design for industrial innovation and economic development. Submitted papers should explore topics such as the future; creating strategies; innovation; trends; consumption; anticipation; support; sustainability; ecodesign; eco-innovation, while questioning the instrumental and political role of Design.


Important Dates

February 1st 2016: Call for papers

February 1st 2016 to April 18th 2016: Last Call Closing of the call for papers

June 7th 2016: Notification of acceptance

June 20th 2016: Closing of the registration (1st phase)

July 12th 2016: Closing of the registration (2nd phase)

July 22nd and 23rd 2016: UD16

Scientific Commitee

Alastair Fuad-Luke Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Alexander Schwinghammer Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Alexandra Cruchinho ESART, Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco

Álvaro Sousa Universidade de Aveiro, ID+

António Costa Valente Universidade de Aveiro, ID+

Cláudia Albino Universidade de Aveiro, ID+

Daniel Raposo Instistuto Politécnico de Castelo Branco

Eduardo Corte-Real Instituto de Arte, Design e Empresa

Fátima Pombo Universidade de Aveiro, ID+

Fernando Moreira da Silva Universidade de Lisboa, CIAUD

Filipe Campelo Xavier da Costa Unisinos

Francisco Providência Universidade de Aveiro, ID+

Graça Magalhães Universidade de Aveiro, ID+

Heitor Alvelos Universidade do Porto, ID+, UTAustin­Portugal

Helena Barbosa Universidade de Aveiro, ID+

Isabel Campi Valls Universitat Barcelona

Joana Cunha Universidade do Minho

Joana Quental Universidade de Aveiro, ID+

João Cruz Universidade do Porto, ID+

João A. Mota Universidade de Aveiro, ID+

João Sampaio Universidade de Aveiro

Jorge dos Reis Universidade de Lisboa

Kátia Sá Escola Superior de Educação de Lisboa

KátjaTschimmel ESAD Matosinhos, ID+, Mindshake

Luís Marques Ferreira Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco, Universidade de Aveiro

Luísa Ribas Universidade de Lisboa, ID+

Mário Vairinhos Universidade de Aveiro, ID+

Marta Pinto Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação, Universidade do Porto

Miguel Carvalhais Universidade do Porto, ID+

Nuno Dias Universidade de Aveiro, ID+

Paulo Maldonado Universidade Lusíada

Pedro Carvalho de Almeida Universidade de Aveiro, ID+

Pedro Bessa Universidade de Aveiro, ID+

Peter McGrory Aalto University

Rachel Zuanon Universidade Anhembi/Morumbi

Rafaela Norogrando Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Universidade da Beira Interior

Raul Cunca Universidade de Lisboa

Régio Pierre da Silva Universidade Federal de Rio Grande do Sul

Rui Mendonça Universidade do Porto, ID+

Rui Costa Universidade de Aveiro, ID+

Susana Barreto Universidade do Porto, ID+

Teresa Franqueira Universidade de Aveiro, ID+

Teresa Cruz Universidade de Lisboa

Vasco Branco Universidade de Aveiro, ID+

Wellington de Medeiros Universidade Federal de Campina Grande

Executive Committee

Francisco Providência

Joana Quental

André Abrahão

Bárbara Araújo

Cátia Pereira

Cristiane Menezes

Diogo Frias

Ivo Fonseca

Joana Ivónia Santos

Marlene Ribeiro

Olinda Martins

Renata Arezes

Syomara Pinto

Susana Fernandes

Silvina Félix

Previous Conferences

Location and Contacts


Departamento de Comunicação e Arte
Universidade de Aveiro
Campus Universitário de Santiago
3810-132 Aveiro



Accomodation Alternatives

The prices presented below are for convenience only. Please contact the hotels for an updated quote.

Hotel Aveiro Center

Exclusive prices for UD16 attendees:

Single room – 43€
Double room – 55€

Hotel Moliceiro  ★★★★

Breakfast included.

Single room – 97€
Double room –  115€

Hotel As Américas  ★★★★

Single room – 88€
Double room – 88€

Hotel Afonso V  ★★★

Single room – 39€
Double room – 58€

Veneza Hotel  ★★★

Single room – 50€
Double room –  58€

Hotel José Estevão  ★★

Breakfast included.

Single room – 55€
Double room – 65€

Hotel das Salinas ★★

Breakfast included.

Double r. 1 pax – 70€
Double r. 2 pax – 90€

Welcome In

Dormitory – 23€
Double room – 62,5€


How to get to Portugal?

Besides the regular flight companies, there are some low-cost flight options within Europe to Portugal. Ryanairflies to Porto and Lisbon, and Easyjetflies to Lisbon. The closest airport to Aveiro is the Aeroporto Francisco Sá Carneiro, in Porto.

How to get a train to Aveiro from Sá Carneiro airport?

You can take a taxi from the airport to Campanhã train station, which will take approximately 15 minutes (depending on traffic), and which costs approximately €20.

There is also a metro between the airport and Campanhã train station, which leaves every half hour. The journey takes about 35 minutes, and costs €1,80. 

Info: Porto Metro

What are the options to go to Aveiro from Porto?

By train: there are frequent services to Aveiro from Campanhã train station. The train options are the Alfa-Pendular, the Intercidades or the Urbano, which range in price from €14,20 to €3.35 respectively. The train journey from Porto to Aveiro takes between 30 minutes to approximately one hour, depending on the type of train (the Alfa-Pendular is the fastest). 

Info: Trains of Portugal

By car: Just take the A1 towards Lisbon, or the A29 towards Aveiro. The journey takes approximately 50 minutes (78 km), and the toll cost is approximately €4,70.

How to get a train to Aveiro from Lisbon Airport?

There is a metro from Lisbon Airportto Oriente train station that takes 10 minutes approximately, and costs €1,40.

Info: Lisbon Metro

What are the options to go to Aveiro from Lisbon?

By train: at Oriente train station there are regular services to Aveiro (Alfa-Pendular train or Intercidades train). The journey to Aveiro takes approximately 2.5 hours, with train tickets varying between €26,30 to €20,20.

By car: take the A1 towards Porto (254 km/approximately 2.5 hours). Turn off at the exit for Aveiro Sul (exit/ saída 15). Aveiro is a further 10 minutes drive along the N235.

How to get to the conference location from Aveiro?

From Aveiro train station: on foot, it takes approximately 30 minutes to reach the University.

By bus, the journey takes 15 minutes.

By taxi, the journey takes approximately 5 minutes (depending on traffic), and costs around €5.

By car: once you reach Aveiro, the University is well sign-posted.


Use the hashtag #ud16aveiro in your Instagram photos and share your experience to the memory of this meeting. View or download our complete selection of photos in http://tinyurl.com/ud16fotos.

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