Schedules

Tuesdays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm; 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm and 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Fridays from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm; 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm and 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Subjects

DESIGN, ART and TECHNOLOGY: ADVANCED STUDIES
Hours: 45h
Credits: 3.0

It addresses the processes of creation, design and production in contemporary design-art-technology. Discusses the relationship between man, culture and society in the context of distributed processes and practices. It proposes critical thinking about design and the role of the designer in this context. It discusses the complexity inherent to the systemic articulation of design-art-technology with different areas of knowledge, such as biology, geology, engineering, medicine, among others.


THEORY, HISTORY AND CRITICISM OF DESIGN: ADVANCED STUDIES
Hours: 45h
Credits: 3.0

It deals with theories and stories for the formulation of a critical knowledge of contemporary design. It seeks to deepen the understanding of this context, focusing on technological and cultural changes through a systemic, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary perspective.


DESIGN RESEARCH METHODOLOGY – DOCTORATE
Hours: 45h
Credits: 3.0

Discusses the theoretical issues of the research project, as well as the conceptual approach to its analysis. It proposes a reflective and critical approach, questioning the methodological path of the investigation and aligning with its objectives. It stimulates heuristic thinking in the construction of its object of investigation. It elaborates on ethical thinking in the construction of research and in acting as a researcher and professional.


CREATIVITY, INNOVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY IN DESIGN
Hours: 45h
Credits: 3.0

The discipline addresses issues related to the processes of creation, innovation and sustainability in the field of design. It discusses social, cultural and economic changes involving the subject, the environment, the processes and the means of creation and production. It focuses on aspects related to strategic design, creative communities, collaborative services, creativity, social innovation, as resources to understand the notions of design in contemporary design.


DESIGN, ART AND SUSTAINABILITY
Hours: 45h
Credits: 3.0

It proposes reflective and critical thinking about sustainable development, creative economy and social responsibility observed in the contemporary modulations of Design in relation to the field of Art.


DESIGN, BODY AND SPACE
Hours: 45h
Credits: 3.0

It deals with the body in the perspective of design and observes in the individual and collective actions the human issues of coexistence, occupation and intervention in space. It addresses the sensory and accessibility aspects involved in the subject’s actions and productions in the contemporary.


ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN: UBIC TECHNOLOGIES
Hours: 45h
Credits: 3.0

It approaches the concept of ubiquity from the perspectives of design and art, investigating the design processes and their formal elements. Research projects in the context of ubiquitous technologies with a view to mapping, monitoring and processing data. He studies interactive computer systems embedded in objects and spaces, reflecting on human-computer interaction and socio-cultural relations.


INTERACTIVE DIGITAL MEDIA DESIGN
Hours: 45h
Credits: 3.0

It addresses issues related to the design elements inherent to the design of interactive digital media, with regard to its informational, navigational, interactive and interface aspects. It focuses on the design concepts present in transmedia projects, on social networks, on Interactive Digital Television (TVDi) and on mobile devices.


CONTEMPORARY FASHION AND ART DESIGN
Hours: 45h
Credits: 3.0

Contextualizes theoretical and critical aspects engendered in the fields of Fashion Design and Arts. It investigates manifestations that take place in both areas in the context of contemporary issues and the transformations of society, presenting ethical and aesthetic questions.


INTERACTIVE AFFECTIVE SYSTEMS DESIGN
Hours: 45h
Credits: 3.0

It deals with aspects related to user recognition for the design of systems and products that interact with the user in an affective and emotional way. It proposes the understanding of the human body as a source of data and information relevant to the design of interactive interfaces. It focuses on concepts from artificial intelligence, affective computing, ubiquity, wearable computers, network communication and biointerfaces.


DESIGN AND ART IN EDUCATION: HISTORICAL READING IN THE CONTEXT OF CONTEMPORANEITY
Hours: 45h
Credits: 3.0

It deals with issues related to teaching and learning in art and design in contemporary times and encourages the development of historical research. It critically reflects the topics of analysis referring to liberalism, positivism, modernism, neoexpressionism, postmodernism, influences of contemporary technologies and visual studies.


DESIGN AND ART: CONTEMPORARY PROCESSES
Hours: 45h
Credits: 3.0

It addresses the hybridizations of design and art and the implications of cultural, aesthetic and technological aspects in contemporary times. It focuses on the modes of use and exposure of materializations of products and actions, considering mergers and conceptual innovations in practices and processes.


DESIGN AND VISUAL ARTS: FROM MODERN TO CONTEMPORARY
Hours: 45h
Credits: 3.0

It addresses the aesthetic and conceptual transformations of design and visual arts in the 20th and 21st centuries. It examines the most representative theoretical and critical discourses that conceptualize modernity and contemporaneity. It also analyzes the interrelationships between propositions, procedures and productions in the two areas.


DESIGN AND EVERYDAY
Hours: 45h
Credits: 3.0

He studies design in the context of everyday experience from an anthropological perspective. It proposes to discuss the issue of places in contemporary times and the cultural role of the designer, establishing a theoretical and critical approach about the relationships between individuals and social groups. It also seeks to understand the production, use and disposal of artifacts, through the study of material culture and vernacular knowledge.


DESIGN AND SPACIALITIES: MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
Hours: 45h
Credits: 3.0

It investigates the context of mobile technologies to reflect on the human-computer relationship and the specifics of projects operated in the users’ located physical space. It studies mobility and hybridization processes between the physical and digital environments and their implications for everyday life. It reflects on the theoretical-conceptual, formal and aesthetic aspects of mobile and wearable devices in processes of reconfiguration of body-space relationships.


GRAPHIC DESIGN AND LANGUAGE
Hours: 45h
Credits: 3.0

It studies the language elements, the creation procedures and the communicational aspects of graphic design. It addresses the multitude of records in different media, objects, supports and surfaces, as well as the contaminations, hybridities and interrelationships of graphic design with other aspects of design and with the visual arts.


DESIGN AND MEMORY
Hours: 45h
Credits: 3.0

It studies design and its promising materiality for creating meanings. It seeks to understand memory as a resource capable of revealing the production of meanings in the process of creating the designer. It discusses the relationship between creator and work, thinking of objects as storytellers that permeate human existence. It makes it possible to perceive added values both for motivating desire and possession and for knowing stories of use, function, permanence, wear and tear and disposal.


DESIGN AND NETWORKS: TECHNOLOGICAL MEDIATIONS
Hours: 45h
Credits: 3.0

It studies design projects and the modes of creation and use, mediated by visual, sound, audiovisual languages, in the context of distributed networks. Research on design processes shaped by the characteristic interaction of collaborative environments and the convergence between languages. Investigates iteration processes and visualization of interfaces and computational objects.


DESIGN, PHOTOGRAPHY AND VISUAL POETICS
Hours: 45h
Credits: 3.0

It studies the relations of photography and design as associations of languages that are configured in a process of hybridism, both in the technological aspect and in the process of visual representation. It works the relationship between photography and hypermedia, as well as the construction of the image and its application as information, persuasion, expression and illusion. It examines photographic processes present in the composition of visual poetics, focusing on aspects of creation and expressive and projectual production.


DESIGN CREATION STRATEGIES
Hours: 45h
Credits: 3.0

It investigates different approaches to creative processes from historical, philosophical, technological and aesthetic perspectives. Stimulates the thinking of creative strategies applied to the field of Design, through reflections around the concepts of creation, innovation and problem solving.


VISUAL STUDIES
Hours: 45h
Credits: 3.0

It deals with issues related to interpretation, contextualization and the relevance of visual cultures, images and objects, in contemporary times. It analyzes traditional and contemporary approaches in the areas of art, design and education, exploring the understanding of the field of meaning through the human sciences that collaborate with visualities in design.



The student must validate 30 credits in subjects, of which 15cr. must be obtained by taking two (2) compulsory subjects:
(1) Design Research Methodology
(2) Theory, History and Criticism of Design: Advanced Studies or Design, Art and Technology: Advanced Studies.

Plus three (03) optional subjects, which must be chosen from the list of subjects offered every six months by the program.

The remaining 15 credits will come from disciplines taken within the scope of the Master’s Degree, and subject to equivalence assessment through curriculum analysis, carried out by the PPGDesign coordinator. Failure to validate these credits will require the candidate to take the required number of subjects to fulfill the required total number (30 cr.).
It is worth mentioning that the choice of disciplines must be made in agreement with the course coordinator or with the supervising professor.

After completing the courses, the student pays 30 credits – 450 hours in courses. For the programmed activities, 10 credits are attributed – 150 hours. For the preparation of the thesis, 40 credits – 600 hours. Thus, the total workload is 80 credits, that is, 1200 hours of academic activities with the Postgraduate Program Stricto Sensu Doctorate in Design.

Class schedule 2021/01
Programmed Activities in the Field of Design – Doctorate