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DOCTORAL DEGREE IN Design

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Coordinator

Emília Duarte

Description

The Design Ph.D. is essentially oriented towards the Thesis which students start working on from day one. It is also a Doctorate based on an understanding of what it means to be a Designer and what Designing is.

At IADE, students have the opportunity to study and research design with designers by profession and to be a part of a reputable Design Research Unit - UNIDCOM/IADE.

This Ph.D. is led by a faculty with extensive professional experience and has an environment conducive to the development of a strong bond between the professor and the student, which is key to developing and supervising a doctoral thesis.

The doctoral programe also affords students the possibility to access public examination to obtain the title of 'Agregado' in Design.

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Research Group

All doctoral students shall become a part of the UNIDCOM/IADE, an R&D unit that carries out scientific research activities in the fields of Design, Marketing, Communication and the like. In this Research Unit, the doctoral students will get the chance to participate in and attend a set of lectures, with a total of 100 hours, offered by Doctors, some holding the title of ‘Agregado’, as well as by Members of the academy, during the 3 years required to obtain the degree of Doctor.. 

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Who it's for

  • Those who have a Master’s Degree;
  • Those whose body of artistic work in Design corresponds to a Doctor's Degree in innovation and complexity.
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Testimonials

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My PhD entitled “Strategic tools for the incorporation of design in SMEs within the scope of Internationalisation Processes” allowed me to present a body of knowledge and skills that I had acquired over 30 years of professional experience in design, taking Portuguese companies international on all continents. It was a very important challenge for me because it allowed me to reflect deeply on the relationship between design and the Portuguese business fabric, and to add value and competencies to the activity I carry out as CEO of Modus Design and as a professor at IADE. My goal in the coming years is to contribute to the design of a new society with particular focus on companies and the role they could play in the implementation of this design.

António Cruz Rodrigues

Alumni / 1st PhD in Design from IADE

Schedule / Duration

Evenings / 6 Semesters / 180 ECTS

 

COURSE START

September 2017

Campus

Santos - Lisbon

 

1st YEAR

1st Semester


COURSES HOURS ECTS
Introduction to the Doctoral Program Fundamentals 8 2
Science of the Project 21 8
Research Methodology 15 6
Design Culture and Practices 21 8
Incorporation Design in the Economic Activity 15 6

2nd Semester


COURSES HOURS ECTS
International Seminar 5 2
Seminars of Design Research Groups 20 4
Design Studies 15 6
Design Morphologies 15 6
Dissertation - Research and Proposal 25 12

2nd YEAR

3rd Semester


COURSES HOURS ECTS
Design Lab I 50 30

4th Semester


COURSES HOURS ECTS
Design Lab II 50 30

3rd YEAR

5th Semester


COURSES HOURS ECTS
Dissertation - Document Elaboration 30 30

6th Semester


COURSES HOURS ECTS
Dissertation - Document Elaboration 30 30
DGES Registration: R/A-Cr 216/2011/AL02, de 10/07/2015
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