DS 88: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE17), Building Community: Design Education for a Sustainable Future, Oslo, Norway, 7 & 8 September 2017

Year: 2017
Editor: Berg, Arild; Bohemia, Erik; Buck, Lyndon; Gulden, Tore; Kovacevic, Ahmed; Pavel, Nenad
Author: Almendra, Rita Assoreira; Falcăo, Gonçalo Moço
Series: E&PDE
Institution: Faculty of Architecture, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Section: New Design Education Paradigms
Page(s): 525-530
ISBN: 978-1-904670-84-1


The articulation of knowledge created inside the Design education system is rather complex since it integrates the linkage of the 3 cycles (graduation, masters and PhD) and the connection of these withresearch laboratories and centres. This paper presents the model - design nexus - that resulted from the in-depth study of the structure of Faculdade de Arquitetura (FA) (a Portuguese Faculty), in terms of its knowledge generation and diffusion. The model (partially implemented) intends to optimize the articulation between Research in the Design education and research areas and society. To do so several actions were designed at three levels: a) strategic level of intervention; b) tacit level of intervention; c) operational level of intervention. The description of the system will be further developed in the paper. The whole implementation of this model is expected to result in a design knowledge centre, a structure inside the faculty (Design Nexus) that will facilitate the relationship among institutional structures such as departments, research centres, incubators, and the relationship with external entities since it acts simultaneously as a design observatory and a design knowledge net manager.

Keywords: Design Education And Research; Design Knowledge Network; Bridging Design Knowledge To Society


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