overview / resumen

I am a designer, researcher, and professor of design at the University of Florida. Please reach out if you are interested in design pedagogy, co-design, or design futures.

KEY WORDS co-design, horizontal methods, social justice, equity, self-determination, design for development, decolonize

Soy diseñadora, investigadora y profesora de diseño en la Universidad de la Florida, EEUU. Por favor, comuníquese si está interesado en la pedagogía del diseño, el diseño conjunto o el diseño de futuros.

PALABRAS CLAVES co-diseñar, métodos horizontales, justicia social, equidad, auto-determinación

research

My work is situated in the social, cultural, and political aspects of design, especially as these relate to globalization and decoloniality. This also extends to ways we can use design processes and strategies to address complex and pressing problems.

I have two research projects described below: 1) Design for Development (D4D) initiative, in which I and my students co-investigate (i.e., partner) with subject matter experts and indigenous entrepreneurs who seek autonomy as they make and market their products and 2) the Mira Project, in which I explore the visual representation of Mexican-ness through creative work and writing.

I have presented my work at numerous international and national conferences and recently published “Co-Designing for Development” with Raúl Sánchez in the Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Design (2018). 

investigaciónes

En investigación mi principal línea de acción es a través de la iniciativa Diseño para el Desarrollo (D4D), en la cual co-diseñamos con otros diseñadores, alumnos, y expertos, ideando proyectos sustentables de comercio justo con emprendedores indígenas (Maya, Wixárika) en México. 

He presentado los resultados en numerosos congresos como MX Diseño: Impacto Social de Diseño y Academia Europea de Diseño. He publicado en Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Design (2018) y la revista Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies Journal, entre otros. Contribuyó al Manifiesto Internacional de Educación en Diseño (ICO-D).  Mi obra creativa ha sido exhibida internacionalmente, en lugares como Reino Unido, Hungría, Cuba, Venezuela, México, y los EEUU.

journal

Paul Ibou

Courtesy of Aisle One. Paul Ibou is a Belgian graphic designer whose work includes 350 logos and symbols for corporations and public institutions, and in 1980 he started the publication Vorm in Vlaanderen. See more of his work at iconofgraphics
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PAPER New Leaf Paper XPDEX, paper distributor The Paper Mill Store Mohawk Paper: see their paper glossaries and other tools for designers French Paper Yupo, synthetic tree-free paper Neenah Paper Neenah Paper Dielines for designers Neenah Adobe Swatches Neenah Paper Blog Mac Papers, Jax...
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PAPER New Leaf Paper XPDEX, paper distributor The Paper Mill Store Mohawk Paper: see their paper glossaries and other tools for designers French Paper Yupo, synthetic tree-free paper Neenah Paper Neenah Paper Dielines for designers Neenah Adobe Swatches Neenah Paper Blog Mac Papers, Jax...
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10 principles of good design

by Dieter Rams from the Vitsoe website Good design is innovative Good design makes a product useful Good design is aesthetic Good design makes a product understandable Good design is unobtrusive Good design is honest Good design is long-lasting Good design is thorough, down to the last detail...
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Arriving MX

This “pocket book” explores quotidian life in a region of México, the Yucatán peninsula, known predominantly for Maya culture/heritage sites and as a world-class tourist destination. My objective is to explore everyday practices in the spaces and places that both attract tourists and support...
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Qué Legitimo

Collages expressing the visual landscape of Playa del Carmen, México, a city on the Riviera Maya, México. digital prints on paper / 30 x 40 cm
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