Diogo Frias | About
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Since a little kid, I have always been highly aroused by the interest in deepening how everyday objects worked, from a simple retractable pen to the miniature cars that inhabited the shelves of my room, taking them apart and reassembling successively contributing to an interest and understanding of the products that would lead me to become a designer, maker and ingenious.
My background in product design (ESAD) is complemented by a postgraduate degree in the same area (FBAUP), a master’s degree in industrial design (FEUP), and a PhD (UA, whose research explored the role of design in enhancing the integration of industrial waste into new tradable goods), has contributed to my involvement in several different projects over the years, both individually and as a team, having developed a special interest in the relationship between design and environmental sustainability, and their actual impacts on the economy.
Since 2016, teaching the Project discipline of the Design degree at the University of Aveiro, has allowed me to pass on to the new generations, the knowledge I have acquired over the years, also giving me a deeper understanding from the emerging generation of millennials.