Research mentorship program

Proposals

Iris Van Herpen’s and Alexander McQueen’s shoe designs
Supervisor: Professor Agda Regina de Carvalho, Ph.D.

The purpose of this mentorship program is to research shoes designed by Iris Van Herpen and Alexander McQueen. Therefore, it is desirable that the applicant should have satisfactory knowledge of fashion design and/or fashion business.


Corset design in the Victorian period
Supervisor: Professor Agda Regina de Carvalho, Ph.D.

The purpose of this research mentorship program is to understand the corset structure in the Victorian period. The study proposes to gather images and understand the design of this structure. Therefore, it is desirable that the applicant should have satisfactory knowledge of fashion design and/or fashion business.


Shoe design and everyday walking
Supervisor: Professor Agda Regina de Carvalho, Ph.D.

The purpose of this research mentorship program is to develop a video that addresses walking in everyday spaces, specifically walking in different women’s shoes in social spaces such as an open market, a grocery store, on the streets and in the subway. Therefore, it is desirable that the applicant should have satisfactory knowledge of video production and editing and/or digital design and/or radio and TV.


Lucy Mcrae: design and body
Supervisor: Professor Agda Regina de Carvalho, Ph.D.

The purpose of this research mentorship program is to gather images and identify contemporary developments of wearable artifacts created by Lucy Mcrae. Therefore, it is desirable that the applicant should have satisfactory knowledge of fashion design and/or fashion business.


Body and artifacts: creation process
Supervisor: Professor Agda Regina de Carvalho, Ph.D.

The purpose of this research mentorship program is to experiment materials and structures to develop a wearable artifact that discusses the concept of a corset in contemporary times. Therefore, it is desirable that the applicant should have satisfactory knowledge of fashion design and/or fashion business.


Interior design in social interest housing
Supervisor: Prof. Cláudio Lima Ferreira, Ph.D.

This research focuses on interior design in Social Interest housing. Thus it proposes to read Interior design and furniture design authors to contextualize the projects and their interrelation between design and architecture. It is desirable that the candidate should have completed the second half of the Interior Design course or the fourth semester of the Architecture and Urbanism course.


Design and architecture: interrelationships in the design
Supervisor: Prof. Cláudio Lima Ferreira, Ph.D.

This research proposes to investigate the initial stage of the design and architecture project concept, based on theoretical analyses on Edgar Morin’s dialogic operator and case studies of contemporary Brazilian architects/designers. It is desirable that the candidate should have completed the second half of the Interior Design course or the fourth semester of the Architecture and Urbanism course.


Literature as a creation reference in the I L H A project design
Supervisor: Professor Cristiane Ferreira Mesquita, Ph.D.

This research mentorship program proposes to investigate aspects of the design creative process based on topics related to genetic criticism, the object of study being the project I L H A.


Graphic design for the Project I L H A
Supervisor: Professor Cristiane Ferreira Mesquita, Ph.D.

This research mentorship program proposes to develop graphic design for product lines of the project I L H A, based on the reference studies of works by contemporary artists and concrete poets involved in the project creation processes. Therefore, it is desirable that the applicant should have satisfactory knowledge of graphic design.


Digital design for the Project I L H A
Supervisor: Professor Cristiane Ferreira Mesquita, Ph.D.

The purpose of this research mentorship program is to develop a website for the Project I L H A, based on reference studies of projects and theories about concrete poetry that constitute one of the major conceptual references of the project. Therefore, it is desirable that the applicant should have satisfactory knowledge of digital design.


Creation references in Martin Margiela’s and Hussein Chalayan’s fashion design
Supervisor: Professor Cristiane Ferreira Mesquita, Ph.D.

The purpose of this research mentorship program is to collect and organize creation images of fashion designers such as Belgian Martin Margiela and Cypriot Hussein Chalayan in order to understand the aspects of their creation processes. Therefore, it is desirable that the applicant should have satisfactory knowledge of fashion design.


Digital design for LAPODE
Supervisor: Professor Cristiane Ferreira Mesquita, Ph.D.

The purpose of this research mentorship program is to collect, organize and digitize materials, as well as develop a website for LAPODE – Laboratory for Design Poetics – which proposes to offer imagery and graphic resources to the development of projects in the aesthetic and poetic dimensions of Design, contributing to its distinctive creation processes, methodologies and interdisciplinary relationships. Therefore, it is desirable that the applicant should have satisfactory knowledge of digital design.


Magazine graphic design: printed and digital versions
Supervisor: Professor Gisela Belluzzo de Campos, Ph.D.

The purpose of the research is to discuss editorial graphic design for magazines in their printed and mobile versions (IPAD and Android tablets). Analyze their graphical interfaces and adaptations to this digital media from the printed version. Check which elements of the editorial graphic design are kept and how to adapt them to the new platform in order to take advantage of the resources offered by this medium and provide comfortable navigation and reading. Therefore, it is desirable that the applicant should have satisfactory knowledge of graphic design and/or digital design.


Graphic language and surface design
Supervisor: Professor Gisela Belluzzo de Campos, Ph.D.

The research proposes to discuss the graphical language and the surface design developed for various products relating the product, packaging, physical spaces for display and sales, stationery, among others. Analyze the specific characteristics of the graphic visual language required in the conception and implementation of the project in order to maintain a formal and conceptual unit. Therefore, it is desirable that the applicant should have satisfactory knowledge of graphic design.


Graphic design: complementarity of printed and digital educational products
Supervisor: Professor Gisela Belluzzo de Campos, Ph.D.

The purpose of the research is to analyze editorial graphic design for educational products in their printed and digital versions; identify and analyze the use of elements, resources and tools that can enhance the content of each medium to achieve better teaching results. Therefore, it is desirable that the applicant should have satisfactory knowledge of graphic design and/or digital design.


Typography and programming: new possibilities for textual representations
Supervisor: Professor Gisela Belluzzo de Campos, Ph.D.

The research proposes to study the projection method employed by designers Gustavo Ferreira, Dimitri Lima and Ricard Marxer Piñon to create computational and interactive fonts and calligraphy for digital interfaces. Check the main requirements and design procedures for obtaining good quality legible fonts and calligraphy on the screen. Therefore, it is desirable that the applicant should have satisfactory knowledge of graphic design and/or digital design.


Graphic Design concepts from theoretical references and views of practice
Supervisor: Professor Gisela Belluzzo de Campos, Ph.D.

Based on video recordings of interviews done with and testimonials given by graphic designers, who work on projects of different magnitudes and inclusion, select, and edit snippets, according to the criteria based on concepts of graphic design, convergence, interdisciplinarity, among others, researched in the suggested bibliographic reference. Hence, this research proposes to contribute to having a view of the practice of graphic design in contemporary Brazil and its relationship with such concepts. Therefore, it is desirable that the applicant should have satisfactory knowledge of graphic design and/or digital design.


Understanding and developing architectural projects for the field of exhibition design
Supervisor: Professor Mirtes Cristina Marins de Oliveira, Ph.D.

The purpose of this research mentorship program is to contribute to the field of critical studies on architecture and other visual devices, as well as to produce material for architectural documentation. To this end, it is necessary to understand the development of architectural projects focused on the field of exhibition design, from studies of exhibition practices. Therefore, it is desirable that the applicant should have satisfactory knowledge of the history of modern and contemporary architecture as well as computational tools for the preparation of architectural plans and views.


Understanding and developing graphic design projects
Supervisor: Professor Mirtes Cristina Marins de Oliveira, Ph.D.

The purpose of this research mentorship program is to contribute to the field of critical studies on graphic design within curatorial platforms (including not only catalogs, but books and other devices present in the exhibitions). To this end, it is necessary to understand the development of graphic design projects. Therefore, it is desirable that the applicant should have satisfactory knowledge of the history of graphic design and computational tools, as well as interest in critical analysis and preparation of publications.


Understanding and developing curatorial projects for the field of art, design, architecture and fashion
Supervisor: Professor Mirtes Cristina Marins de Oliveira, Ph.D.

The purpose of this research mentorship program is to contribute to the field of critical studies of curatorial practices, particularly in the researcher’s field of expertise and interest. To this end, it is necessary to understand the development of curatorial projects for the field of art, design, architecture and fashion. Therefore, it is desirable that the applicant should have satisfactory knowledge of the history of art, design and fashion, as well excellent reading and writing skills.


Understanding and developing online platforms for creating and developing a file about research actions and productions
Supervisor: Professor Mirtes Cristina Marins de Oliveira, Ph.D.

The purpose of this research mentorship program is to contribute with critical studies on online and offline curatorial platforms, and also to support the production of an online file to release the research. To this end, it is necessary to understand the development of online platforms for creating and organizing the file about research actions and productions. Therefore, it is desirable that the applicant should have satisfactory knowledge of digital design.


Understanding and developing projects in the field of interior design
Supervisor: Professor Mirtes Cristina Marins de Oliveira, Ph.D.

The purpose of this research mentorship program is to contribute with critical studies on the devices from the field of Interior Design present in art and design exhibitions, such as showcases, panels and furniture (among others) and the movement of spectators around them and across the architectural space. To that end, it is necessary to understand and develop projects in the field of interior design. Therefore, it is desirable that the applicant should have satisfactory knowledge of the history and practices in the field of interior design, as well excellent reading and writing skills.


Digital Museums
Supervisor: Professor Priscila Almeida Cunha Arantes, Ph.D.

The purpose of this research mentorship program is to research and critically analyze proposals for online museums. Therefore, it is desirable that the candidate should have knowledge of digital design, interface design, as well as interest in critical analysis of on-line platforms.


Art and Design in Brazil during the Leaden years: Antonio Manuel
Supervisor: Professor Priscila Almeida Cunha Arantes, Ph.D.

The purpose of this research mentorship program is to critically analyze the production of the Brazilian artist Antonio Manuel during the military dictatorship in Brazil, especially the aesthetic projects that worked on the interface with design and mass media. Therefore, it is desirable that the candidate should have knowledge of the field of art history, contemporary art, graphic design, as well as excellent writing skills.
Art and Design in Brazil during the Leaden years: Cildo Meirelles
Supervisor: Professor Priscila Almeida Cunha Arantes, Ph.D.
The purpose of this research mentorship program is to critically analyze the production of the Brazilian artist Cildo Meirelles during the military dictatorship in Brazil, especially the aesthetic projects that worked on the interface with design and mass media. Therefore, it is desirable that the candidate should have knowledge of the field of art history, contemporary art, graphic design, as well as excellent writing skills.


Art and Design Curatorship: Latin American perspective
Supervisor: Professor Priscila Almeida Cunha Arantes, Ph.D.

The purpose of this research mentorship program is to contribute to the critical analysis of curatorial projects developed in the field of art and design, particularly the 24th São Paulo International Biennial, developed by Paulo Herkenhoff. The study intends to further develop the Anthropophagy theme and its development with Bienal’s Historic Center. Therefore, it is desirable that the candidate should have knowledge of the field of art history, contemporary art, as well as excellent writing skills.


Art and Design Curatorship: Latin American perspective
Supervisor: Professor Priscila Almeida Cunha Arantes, Ph.D.
The purpose of this research mentorship program is to contribute to the critical and historical analysis of curatorial projects developed in the field of art and design, particularly the exhibition “Losing the Human Form”, developed by the Reina Sofia Museum in 2013. The research focus on analyzing Brazilian participation in the exhibition. Therefore, it is desirable that the candidate should have knowledge of the field of art history, contemporary art, as well as excellent writing skills.


Interaction design for IDTV applications
Supervisor: Professor Rachel Zuanon, Ph.D.

The purpose of this research mentorship program is to develop an experimental model from the application of the project elements of interaction design for Interactive Digital Television (IDTV) applications, in connectivity with mobile devices (tablets), with a view to its applicability in the Ginga middleware. Therefore, it is desirable that the applicant should have satisfactory knowledge of digital design.


Interface design for IDTV applications
Supervisor: Professor Rachel Zuanon, Ph.D.

The purpose of this research mentorship program is to develop an experimental model from the application of the project elements of interface design for Interactive Digital Television (IDTV) applications, in connectivity with mobile devices (tablets), with a view to its applicability in the Ginga middleware. Therefore, it is desirable that the applicant should have satisfactory knowledge of digital design.


Design of intelligent textile fibers
Supervisor: Professor Rachel Zuanon, Ph.D.

The purpose of this research mentorship program is to map intelligent fibers applied in the health sciences areas, in order to identify correlations between their elements and physical-chemical and technological properties that show co-evolutionary characteristics with the user’s body and the external environment. Therefore, it is desirable that the applicant should have satisfactory knowledge of fashion design and/or fashion business.


Design of intelligent fabrics
Supervisor: Professor Rachel Zuanon, Ph.D.

The purpose of this research mentorship program is to map active intelligent fabrics in order to identify correlations between their elements and physical-chemical and technological properties that show co-evolutionary characteristics with the user’s body and the external environment. Therefore, it is desirable that the applicant should have satisfactory knowledge of fashion design and/or fashion business.


Design of sustainable interactive wearables
Supervisor: Professor Rachel Zuanon, Ph.D.

The purpose of this research mentorship program is to map the project elements of clothing design that are subject to association with interactive processes aligned with the concepts of sustainable production, with a view to their applications in the creation and development of sustainable interactive wearable pieces. Therefore, it is desirable that the applicant should have satisfactory knowledge of fashion design and/or fashion business.


Serious Games – Game Design and Education
Supervisor: Prof. Sérgio Nesteriuk, Ph.D.

The purpose of this research mentorship program is to understand game applications within the field of education, with a view to the possible dialogs between this field and that of entertainment (edutainment). The research focuses on identifying tools and strategies used in order to prepare a methodology for the development of games in the field of education. Therefore, it is desirable that the applicant should have satisfactory knowledge of game design.


Serious Games – Game Design, Accessibility and Inclusion
Supervisor: Prof. Sérgio Nesteriuk, Ph.D.

The purpose of this research mentorship program is to understand game applications within the field of accessibility, with a view to the inclusion of people with special needs. The research focuses on identifying tools and strategies used in order to prepare a methodology for the development of games in the fields of accessibility and inclusion. Therefore, it is desirable that the applicant should have satisfactory knowledge of game design.


Character Design – Character Development processes in Animation
Supervisor: Prof. Sérgio Nesteriuk, Ph.D.

The purpose of this research mentorship program is to map methods and processes of creating and developing characters for animation, with a view to dialog with related fields such as narratology, psychology and sequential arts. Therefore, it is desirable that the applicant should have satisfactory knowledge of animation design.


Mapping and developing expanded animation projects for the field of arts and digital design
Supervisor: Prof. Sérgio Nesteriuk, Ph.D.

The purpose of this research mentorship program is to understand animation beyond the limits that are traditionally associated with movies and series. At first, it intends to map such experiences – as in the case of real-time animations – for the development of a project for the field of arts and digital design. Therefore, it is desirable that the applicant should have satisfactory knowledge of digital design, game design or animation design.


Experience and Interaction Design in the Development of Transmedia Narratives
Supervisor: Prof. Sérgio Nesteriuk, Ph.D.

This research mentorship program proposes to identify the role of experience and interaction design in the construction of narratives publicized on multiple digital platforms. It is possible to check the possibility of a narrative design process as a means for creating immersive and participatory fictional universes. Therefore, it is desirable that the applicant should have satisfactory knowledge of digital design, game design or animation design.

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