Graduate

Design (MsC)

Overview


Unisinos Graduate Program in Design uses the perspective of strategy to investigate the design method. The emphasis on Strategic Design prioritizes the study of strategies developed by Design to drive the design action and, above all, the organizational action towards innovation and sustainability.

These strategies are developed by Design in a process that involves all of its performance ecosystem: the organizational environment (design agencies, companies, and other organizations), market, society, and environment. Thus, the design process is considered and developed in the scope of multiple relations established in the design action, with relevant methodological implications. The Strategic Design focus is displaced from the design process in itself for the set of relations these ecosystems develop among themselves.

Emphasis:

Strategic Design

Areas of Study


Processes of Creative Contexts Development
This area analyses the state-of-the-art of Design, considering the context of the contemporary culture and the creative systems that take into account consumers and user experiences, the production of sense and technologies, aesthetic practices, cultural policies, as well as the structures and strategies in organizations.

Processes of Design for Innovation
This area analyzes the elaboration of design processes in the development of product-service systems. Such studies contemplate methodologies, social technologies, and innovation in their modeling and prototyping.

Faculty Back to menu


Course Coordinator

Filipe Campelo Xavier da Costa
PhD. in Business Administration.
Areas of Interest: Service and experience design.

E-mail: fcampelo@unisinos.br
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Academic Staff

Carlo Franzato
PhD in Design.
Areas of Interest: Metadesign, designing networks, codesign.
E-mail: cfranzato@unisinos.br
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Celso Carnos Scaletsky
PhD in Sciences of Architecture.
Areas of Interest: Design theories, design methodologies, research through design.
E-mail: celsocs@unisinos.br
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Guilherme Corrêa Meyer
PhD in Design.
Areas of Interest: Design practice, and ethnography.
E-mail: gcmeyer@unisinos.br
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Gustavo Severo Borba
PhD in Production Engineering.
Areas of Interest: Innovation and design culture.
E-mail: gborba@unisinos.br
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Ione Maria Ghislene Bentz
PhD in Linguistics and Semiotics.
Areas of Interest: Semiotics, meaning effects, and communication technologies.
E-mail: ioneb@unisinos.br
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Karine de Mello Freire
PhD in Design.
Areas of Interest: Service design and social innovation.
E-mail: kmfreire@unisinos.br
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Leandro Miletto Tonetto
PhD in Psychology (Area of Human Cognition).
Areas of Interest: Design, cognition and emotion.
E-mail: ltonetto@unisinos.br
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Curricular Structure for the Master's and Doctoral Degree Program (when both) Back to menu


Master's Degree

The Master's Degree consists of 30 credits, referring to the required courses (14 credits) and optional courses (12 credits). The thesis consists of four credits.


Required Courses
- Design Culture (2 credits)
- Strategic Design (2 credits)
- Research Methodology in Strategic Design 1 (2 credits)
- Metadesign (2 credits)
- Design and Organizational Strategies (2 credits)

Optional Courses
- Contemporary Culture and Aesthetics (2 credits)
- Consumer Society (2 credits)
- Design and Innovation Processes (2 credits)
- Research Methodology in Strategic Design 2 (2 credits)
- Designing Networks (2 credits)
- Strategic Design Tools (2 credits)
- Processes of Signification and Communication (2 credits)
- User Experience (2 credits)
- Advanced Studies in Design (2 credits)

Laboratories - Experimentation in Strategic Design (2 credits)
- Research Laboratory 1 (1 credit)
- Research Laboratory 2 (1 credit)

Doctoral Degree

The Doctoral Degree consists of 35 credits.


Required Courses
- Research Method in Design (3 credits)
- Theories of Design (3 credits)
- Strategic Design Processes (3 credits)
- Strategic Design Practices (3 credits)
- Doctoral Projects in Design (3 credits)
- Dissertation seminar 1 (LPs. 1 and 2) (1 credit)
- Dissertation seminar 2 (LPs. 1 and 2) (1 credit)

Optional Courses (for the Doctoral Degree only)
- Design for Market Innovation (3 credits)
- Creative Ecosystems (3 credits)
- Model Laboratories (3 credits)

Optional Courses for the Doctoral Degree offered to the Master's Degree Program
- Contemporary Culture and Aesthetics (2 credits)
- Consumer Society (2 credits)
- Design and Innovation Processes (2 credits)
- Project Networks (2 credits)
- Strategic Design Tools (2 credits)
- User Experience (2 credits)
- Processes of Signification and Communication (2 credits)
- Project Culture (2 credits)
- Metaproject (2 credits)
- Dissertation
- Proficiency

Other academic activities
- Teaching Internship 1
- Teaching Internship 2

Application and Selection Process Back to menu


Registration
There are three ways to make your registration:
On Line: From Apr. 12, 2016 to Jun. 6, 2016
Mail: documents must be sent until June 6, 2016 (posting date)
On-site Registration: From April 12, 2016 to June 13, 2016, at Unisinos Customer Service.

Master's Degree Application and Selection Process: July 4 to 15, 2016
The application and selection process will be based on:
a) Analysis and evaluation of documents;
b) Written examination;
c) Interview.

Doctoral Degree: July 4 to 15, 2016
The application and selection process will be based on:
a) Analysis and evaluation of documents;
b) Defense of intellectual production and research project.

Contact Back to menu


Department of the Graduate Program in Design
Phone: +55 (51) 3591 1122 - Ext. 3702
E-mail: ppgadm@unisinos.br
Hours: Mondays to Fridays, 8 am to 10 pm
Location: Campus Unisinos Porto Alegre Av. Luiz Manoel Gonzaga, 744 - Bairro Três Figueiras - Porto Alegre (RS)

Design (MsC)