On behalf of the Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA) – Department of Design and Technology (DEDET), in association with the Brazilian Association to Teaching and Research in Design (AEnD-BR), we would like to cordially invite you to participate in the P&D Design 2012, 10th. Conference on Design Research and Development which will be held from October 10th to 13th, 2012 in São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil.
The Conference´s central theme is Research and Development in Design. For seeking to discuss design research and education, it offers a crucial space to reveal and debate relevant questions resulting from research either applied or scientific which leads to the advancement of knowledge in design. The range of topics listed on P&D includes all sorts of design subjects including technology, usability, education, methodology, theory, critique and history.
The main objectives of the P&D Design 2012 Congress are:
- To gather professionals from different technological areas that involve design activities concerning research and methodologies;
- To present and go into details of methodologies, methods and techniques that emphasize the design process and discuss diffusion and implementation strategies.
The opening ceremony will take place on Thursday, October 11th, followed by a week of International and national plenary speeches, workshop sessions, oral technical sessions, and posters session in design research.
We are both greatly honored and proud to host the P&D Design Conference in São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil in the 2012 year. São Luís, the capital of Maranhão, is located in a transition area between northeast and northern regions of Brazil. São Luís is a marvelous city with many attractive sightseeing places, such as beautiful beaches and an ensemble of over 3,500 colonial buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries with uncountable architectural elements and details. We have exerted all our efforts to make this gathering a very rewarding and fruitful one socio-culturally as well as professionally and we sincerely hope that you will join us in making it success.
We look forward to seeing you in São Luís, Maranhão in the 2012 year.
Welcome to the P&D Design 2012!
Raimundo Lopes Diniz, Dr.
Denílson Moreira Santos, Dr.