Lucas Cunha

Lucas Cunha
Instituto Infnet · School of Communication and Digital Design

DSc in Design

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Introduction
Lucas do M. N. Cunha is a Design Researcher and Professor. Since 2013, he investigates the relationships between design and public administration, researching on how design – a process of conception, planning and development of products, services or systems – acts in the scope of public action. He has been the Coordinator for Innovation Environments at the State Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation of Rio de Janeiro, where he supported the development of innovation networks.
Additional affiliations
August 2021 - April 2022
Rede Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa
Position
  • Design Research Fellow
Description
  • Planning and execution of experimental development researches for innovation ecosystems. Planning and facilitating immersion, ideation and prototyping workshops. Data processing and monitoring of project goals.
January 2019 - October 2020
State Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation of Rio de Janeiro
Position
  • Coordinator for Innovation Environments
Description
  • Support for the construction of innovation networks and environments, such as the Agribusiness Technopole (PITEC Agro). I've promoted an institutional articulation between 7 brazilian innovation entities in order to build the Rio de Janeiro Innovation Network.
August 2017 - April 2022
Universidade Castelo Branco
Position
  • Adjunct Professor
Description
  • Adjunct professor in the Graphic Design and Social Communication undergraduate programs. I have teached subjects such as Design Thinking, Cyberculture and Branding.
Education
March 2016 - December 2021
March 2013 - April 2015
March 2010 - December 2011
Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing
Field of study
  • Strategic Design

Publications

Publications (7)
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Today, there is a mismatch between the practice and the understanding of ‘design’ inside and outside Brazil. While the meaning of the term began to expand from the 1960's onwards across the world, the effects of a semantic and conceptual restriction are constantly challenging the very notion of ‘design’ in Brazil. This is quite evident due to diffe...
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The organizational theorist Herbert Simon is one of the most important authors in the design field today. His book The Sciences of the Artificial (1969) is considered a milestone in the development of design theory and is extensively quoted by scholars. With this book Simon advocates for the existence of a science of design concerned with “how thin...
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Ao longo das últimas décadas, os termos “design” e “design thinking” popularizaram-se no campo da administração pública, introduzindo novas possibilidades para a projetação da ação governamental. Consequentemente, diversos governos vêm assimilando o design thinking como instrumento para aprimorar o desempenho de políticas e serviços públicos, recor...
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Innovation ecosystems are based on the dynamics of trust relationships between entities that enable technology development and innovation. This study addresses the issue of trust and identity in these environments, inquiring how to design a 'digital federated identity and access management system' for science and technology parks (STPs) in the stat...
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Herbert Simon é hoje um dos autores mais importantes no campo do design, e seu livro The Sciences of the Artificial (1969) é considerado um marco no desenvolvimento da teoria do design. Simon defende a existência de uma nova ciência que se ocupa com “como as coisas podem ser”, em contraste com as ciências naturais que estudam “como as coisas são”....
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Sabe-se que a palavra design apresenta uma pluralidade de significados, abrangendo um grande número de profissões. Ao que tudo indica, o termo design se refere, simultaneamente, ao verbo, que denota uma atividade projetiva, um processo profissional ou não, de concepção ou organização de sistemas, e ao substantivo, que representa uma determinada cla...
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As organizações do setor público apresentam estruturas e necessidades diferentes das organizações do setor privado, e utilizam a gestão do design de modo mais apropriado à sua própria situação. Apesar de evidências internacionais sobre os benefícios da inserção do design no setor público, pouco se conhece a respeito da relação entre o setor de desi...