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Here you can find my academic articles published in national and international conferences, as well as some opinion articles in media platforms such as Medium or Slideshare.

I like to share my thoughts and learnings as a Product Designer and as freelance UX Designer – both on methods, process but also business and managing work as a freelancer.


Academic Publications
Design Thinking
Creative Industries
Design
MAY 2013 - ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT ACADEMIC ASSOCIATION. AT LISBON, PORTUGAL
The socio-economic impact of creative products and services: developing the creative industries through design thinking
Design thinking, although it has been growing in popularity, is still seen with some distrust, given that its impact is difficult to quantify and its benefits are subjective. This paper wants to address that distrust and contribute to clear it by providing some information about what it can do for companies by taking a look at creative products and services. First, we review the meaning of creative products and services, the concept of innovation, introduce design and some of its applications, as well as its economic impact and move to the meaning of design thinking. Second, we discuss the literature review and establish our findings. Finally, we end with our conclusions and contributions.
SEPTEMBER 2012 - 62ND ANUAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR EDUCATION MEDIA ON DESIGN THINKING IN EDUCATION, MEDIA, AND SOCIETY. AT NICOSIA, CYPRUS
The Application of Design Thinking Methodology on Research Practices: A Mind-map of Tools and Methods
The difficult task of innovation is a key facet of Research & Development (R&D) institutions. Innovation is also closely related with processes oriented to achieve solutions in design. By addressing this topic, we propose to research new emerging design methods and provide an overview of design thinking tools that can be applied in an early stage of the R&D research process in order to produce meaningful results.
MASTER DISSERTATION UNDER THE MA IN CREATIVE INDUSTRIES MANAGEMENT
The Application of Design Thinking Methodology on Research Practices: A Mind-map of Tools and Methods
The difficult task of innovation is a key facet of Research & Development (R&D) institutions. Innovation is also closely related with processes oriented to achieve solutions in design. This research presents a set of experimental guidelines and an analysis method for the application of these tools. In particular, it is taken into account that design, through design thinking, extends to the experience that costumers/users have with products, services, spaces or even multidimensional experiences, which is a relevant input for R&D innovation development. The main focus of this study is creating an analysis toolkit that enables non-specialist and specialist users to perform high-quality design production. This methodological tool is being applied in the framework of two research centers, namely, the Research center for Science and Technology of the Arts and the Telecommunication Institute of Oporto University. These trials provide valuable pilot studies in order to determine the efficiency of this 'mind map' in the R&D innovation process.
Publications

Confluence design: the synergy effect of AI, ML, and UX

Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML) driven User Experience (UX) and vice-versa

The Design Dimension on XXI Century

The Rise of Design Part 1

The Design Dimension on XXI Century

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