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Design Research Lectures /2 | 29.06.2017

A series of seminars organized by the PhD programme in Design

 

Thursday, June 29th at 10am, at Polifactory – Candiani Campus – Building B3

Carlos Teixeira
DESIGN STRATEGIES IN COMPLEX SPACES OF INNOVATION

Carlos Teixeira research interest starts from the interpretation that contemporary problems and its challenges result from seven billion people looking for better standards of living in a context of unprecedented interconnectivity of the world economy, the global society, and the Earth’s physical environment. Therefore, the central question of his current research is: How can design affect the lives and wellbeing of people and its Based on the understanding that contemporary design can integrate multiple types of practices, the challenge in design strategy is to make effective use of such modularity and scalability. However, assembling organizational models that integrate design capabilities to put fragmented and dispersed knowledge into productive use is a tricky and challenging task. It requires strategic thinking, multidisciplinary collaboration, organizational agility, and continuous development.

Carlos Teixeira is Associate Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology – Institute of Design with research interests in the areas of design strategy, open innovation and sustainable solutions. He teaches graduate courses and advises doctoral students on the strategic use of design capabilities in complex spaces of innovation.