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

ideal line length

there are obviously a lot of different formulas and i happen to ascribe to the 2.5 x the pt size in picas from bringhurst.
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google scholar

google has added a site to search for scholarly articles – called google scholar.
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casa san juan bed and breakfast

This B&B in Mérida looks worth a try – the rates look good with a nice garden and hamacas. Link to: casa san juan bed and breakfast.
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book self-publishing

cafepress.com An interesting site for information on digital book publications – useful for designers.
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hotel fox: The world’s most exciting and creative lifestyle hotel

hotel fox looks like the one of the hippest graphic hotels i’ve seen in a long time. the hotel i stay at in playa del carmen recently put up murals as well. they’re nowhere near as interesting as these.
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moco loco: modern contemporary design & architecture

moco loco‘s site has some excellent examples of innovative, contemporary design.
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works

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