Innovation Cluster E-conference – October 23


“Creativity – Methods of Measuring Ideas”
Prof. Rui Santo, Innovation MBA Course  at USP, SP -Brazil , a world class specialist  in innovation,  elected by ESPM magazine as one of the top-ten innovators (May 2006),  will  webcast   an introduction to his  famous Methods of Measuring Ideas, in Portuguese and English languages.
Date: October 23th, 2014
Time: 3 PM S.P. – 5 PM E.T.
Click HERE to watch  Webcast Video Preview
Click HERE to Register
Click HERE to access to webcast on Oct.23th

“Innovation in Structural Design”
Chem. Eng. Liliana Rubio, PMO – Polymer Business Intelligence’s  CEO, MBA (Getulio Vargas), Master in Innovation (USP) and Master in Project Management (College N. Sra Rosario-Colombia), former LATAM  R & D Team Leader (Clariant), international speaker in Conferences and Universities all around America will present  an updated vision about the importance of the Strucutral design in innovation projects. The webcast will be streamed in Portuguese, Spanish and English languages.
Date:  October 23th, 2014
Time: 4 PM S.P. – 6 PM E.T.
Click HERE to watch Webcast VIdeo Preview
Click HERE to Register
Click HERE to access to webcast on Oct. 23th

“Branding, A personificação da Marca”
Prof.  Vagner Almeida, Graphic Design Bachelor (Univ. Santa Maria -RS-Brazil), Consulting, Specialist in Branding, Design and Illustration, with an intense branding experience with tops local companies and brands,  will  webcast   this amazing  topic, as a key component of the innovation process. The webcast will be presented in Portuguese language.
Date: October 23th, 2014
Time: 4:45 PM S.P. – 6:45 PM E.T.
Click HERE to Register
Click HERE to access to webcast on Oct. 23th

5 Concurso Acelera Fiesp 2014

Acelera is brazilian government initiative from FIESP related to startups and entrepreneurship. Last time, more than 1.000 startups submitted their project, only 200 participated in the last Acelera.

Be at Acelera allows mentoring, and 2 investors round.

If you have a startup in Brazil, or brazilian partners, you must apply. 

“Convidamos você, que já participou de outras edições do Concurso Acelera Startup, a efetuar a sua inscrição para a 5ª edição deste que é considerado o maior evento de investimento-anjo da América Latina! O evento ocorrerá nos dias 12 e 13 de Novembro (4ª e 5ª feira), no edifício-sede da FIESP (Avenida Paulista, 1.313 – São Paulo / SP). Podem ser feitas inscrições de projetos e/ou empresas, pré-operacionais ou operacionais (com faturamento), de qualquer setor (por meio do CPF e/ou CNPJ).

A programação de 02 (dois) dias é composta por palestras, mentoria, avaliação individual e apresentação à banca de investidores, no formato de “elevator pitch”. Temos a banca de investidores mais seleta do mercado, com cerca de 100 investidores que, juntos, totalizam R$ 500 bilhões. Cerca de 80 mentores (especialistas de diversas áreas) participarão do evento!

Dentre as novidades da 5ª edição, citamos a criação da categoria especial “Construção”, em parceria com o Departamento da Indústria da Construção (DECONCIC), destinada a projetos e/ou empresas da cadeia produtiva da construção (engenharia, arquitetura, construção civil, construção pesada, madeira, minérios, etc). O vencedor na categoria especial ganhará uma viagem para a França, a fim de conhecer as inovações no setor!

As inscrições são GRATUITAS e podem ser feitas ATÉ 02 DE NOVEMBRO (Domingo), nestes links:

- Categoria Especial Construção

- Categoria Geral

Call for papers – “Designing Self-Care For Everyday Life”

Focus section on
“Designing Self-Care For Everyday Life”

to be published at the
Interaction Design and Architecture(s) Journal (IxD&A)
(ISSN 1826-9745, eISSN 2283-2998)


Guest Editors:
• Nervo Verdezoto, Aarhus University
• Francisco Nunes, Vienna University of Technology
• Geraldine Fitzpatrick, Vienna University of Technology
• Erik Grönvall, IT University of Copenhagen

Important dates:
*** Deadline: 21 November, 2014 ***
Other important dates:
• Notification to the authors: 15 December, 2014
• Revised Submission: 21 January, 2015
• Second Notification to the authors: 13 February, 2015
• Final camera ready version: 20 February, 2015
• Publication of the special issue: end of February 2015


Self-managing a chronic condition is a challenging activity. It requires patients and caregivers to deal with symptoms and the possible resulting
disability, to manage emotions, and mediate their relationship with health professionals. Self-care technologies have tried to help in these tasks in multiple ways, including watching the evolution of symptoms, performing health measurements, or connecting with others that have the same condition. Nevertheless, self-care technologies often fail to integrate themselves into people’s everyday life.

Designing self-care technology for everyday life requires an in-depth understanding of the self-care strategies people use, the contexts in which they live, and tools they have at their disposal. Acquiring this understanding requires new approaches to the design of self-care technologies.

The aim of this focus section is to invite researchers to explore the challenges, opportunities, lessons learned, and theoretical insights of self-care technologies to broaden the scope of IxD&A and HCI research in self-care. This body of work is likely to inform the new generation of more holistic self-care technologies that takes into account people’s everyday life and experiences.

Topics of Interests

We welcome research papers that discuss the issues of design, development, deployment, and use of self-care technologies in everyday life, from topics including, but not restricted to:

• Success (and failure) stories of self-care technologies;
• Societal effects of self-care technologies;
• Appropriation of self-care technologies;
• Challenges of using self-care technology in everyday life;
• Solutions created by patients and caregivers;
• Collaboration and division of work in self-care;
• Enabling patient empowerment;
• Bridging clinical and non-clinical settings;
• Design processes for creating more integrated self-care technologies that fit everyday life;
• Theories and schools of though involved in the design of self-care technology;

Self-care; self-management; chronic care; self-care technology; personal health management; patient empowerment.

Submission procedure
The manuscripts should be submitted either in .doc or in .rtf format.

All papers will be blindly peer-reviewed by at least two reviewers.
Authors are invited to submit a 8-14 pages paper
(including authors’ information, abstract, all tables, figures,
references, etc.).
The paper should be written according to the IxD&A authors’ guidelines

Authors’ guidelines
Link to the paper submission page: (when submitting the
paper please choose Domain Subjects under: “IxD&A focus section on:
‘Designing Self-Care For Everyday Life’)

More information on the submission procedure and on the characteristics
of the paper format can be found on the website of the IxD&A Journal
where information on the copyright policy and responsibility of authors,
publication ethics and malpractice are published.

For scientific advices and for any query please contact the guest-editors:

• nervo[at] marking the subject as: “‘ IxD&A section on: ‘Designing Self-Care For Everyday Life’

Delft Design Approach – register before 22 October 2014

TU Delft launches MOOC ‘Delft Design Approach’ — a course in the basics of designing

On Wednesday October 22nd, the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at the Delft University of Technology will launch her first MOOC ‘Delft Design Approach’.

The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is available for participants from around the world and can be found at the edX platform.

The Delft Design Approach will take participants on a design journey from the discovery of a design challenge to concept design and user evaluation. Experts will introduce participants to a number of typical ‘Delft’ models, methods, and tools. The aim is to acquire the knowledge and skills to apply in their own work. Participants will have the chance to compare their performance to that of Delft students and to expert designers. The edX platform offers: video-lectures, exercises, models, methods and tools, peer-reviewing, and benchmarking to stimulate and inspire participants to get to know the Delft approach to designing.

For more information and registration, please visit:

 and for English

The colors of care – Design and Emotion from Colombia

Digital Library of PHD Design Thesis


Heico Wesselius

BBA, MA, PhD Candidate (Economics, The New School for
Social Research)| CSIRO Research Fellow | Design Integration Mapping
Project | Strategic Design | School of Design, Swinburne University of

“We seek completed and accepted PhD theses in design, and in closely
related fields such as design anthropology, design thinking, or design

We welcome full these as PDF attachments or links to digital
collections that allow us to download the full thesis.

We will place these thesis in a digital library that we share with all contributors.

This collection is part of the Commonwealth Science and Industry Research
Organization (CSIRO) Design Capacity Mapping Project that Professor Ken
Friedman and I are undertaking for the Future Manufacturing Flagship
collaborative research program.

We have now collected over 300 PhD theses from around the world.
Collaborators who share documents will be granted access to the full
collection, and to future updates.

We are interested in PhD theses from any country and in any language. At
this time, we seek to expand our holdings of PhD theses from the UK and
North America.

We welcome additional theses from Scandinavia, Europe, India, China and
Korea. Given the growth of PhD programs in design in those regions, we have
fewer theses from these regions than we should have.

We expect to publish a bibliography of the collection in 2016.

Please e-mail full PDF documents as attachments or simply include the
link, handle for download.

> Please send them to:





Why Getting It Wrong Is the Future of Design | WIRED

We have figured out the rules of creating sleek sophistication. We know, more or less, how to get it right. Now, we need a shift in perspective that allows us to move forward. We need a pole right through a horse’s head.



Free Human-Centered Design Course from IDEO

For two years now, has partnered with Acumen to offer a course for those interested in learning about and practicing human-centered design. Join the over 25,000 individuals from 148 countries who have taken the course with us in the past two rounds, and become part of our flourishing community of innovative problem solvers.

Find out more below or visit the course page for additional information. Class begins on October 14th, so register now!

How does the course work? This course is designed with a group-guided learning structure. This means that in order to participate, you’ll need to form a team of between two and six people. Once you have your team, you’ll meet each week to learn the human-centered design process via the readings and workshop materials that we’ve created for you. Along the way, you’ll also tackle a social sector design challenge in your own community.

How much does the course cost? The Course for Human-Centered Design is free!

When does the course start and how long does it last? The course begins on October 14, 2014 and is designed to be conducted over a minimum of seven weeks, ending on December 2, 2014. However, you can also choose to do the course over a longer period of time if a different pace is right for your team.

Do I need to be a designer to sign-up for the course? This is an entry level course and does NOT require any prior design experience.

What if I’ve taken the course already? Human-centered design is all about practice, practice, practice! We encourage you to join us again in honing your human-centered design skills and have a brand new challenge to bring to the table. (Hint: think Amplify!)

What if I’m a more advanced human-centered designer? We’re looking for Course Catalysts to participate in this next round of the course and help our new human-centered designers learn what it’s all about. Learn more about this role and apply.

Who else is taking the course? You’ll join teams from around the world taking this course as part of the leadership classes offered by +Acumen. Last year, many participants found it valuable to take the course with their coworkers and explore how human-centered design can add new perspectives to their work—whether it be applied to nonprofits, social enterprises, educational institutions, or international aid organizations. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to share your learnings, ask questions, and get to know other course participants from around the world via an online community hosted on NovoEd.

Interested in signing up? Register by October 14th at:

More information? +Acumen course ambassadors are holding precourse Meetups in cities around the world. Attend a Meetup to learn more and to meet other human-centered designers interested in taking the course.

More human-centered design? 
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