PhD in Art and Design (2014); developed communication design work since 1990 in Portugal, USA, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Australia, South Africa, Libya, Mexico, New Zealand, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Finland, Angola and Russia. Editing 2 Catalogues of the work developed.
Some interviews, publications and lectures are about the research product – City Cos® System (www.citycos.pt); in TED Talks, Portuguese radio and television, is exhibited at the Assembly of the Republic by the National Designers Association [AND]. City Cos® Porto, System, initiated in the Phd is now implemented in the tourism map of Porto, for decentralization of the tourist population of the historic center. City Cos® Porto, is also applied to many products in the city, like “Porto Card”, “Best Spots in Porto”, “Traditional Porto”, and others.
Currently is also professor in Porto Business School, University of Porto and teaches e-learning with Inditex + Istituto Europeo di Design, S.L. (Madrid).
- Title Orientation System; a system that increases the reading speed in tourist maps: study applied to the context – Porto city
- Year 2014
- BARRETO, Susana; VALLE, M. (2012) – Tourist Maps: A facilitative Technique to Improve Reading Speed. In Information Design Conference. 12 a 13 de Abril 2012. Greenwich. The Information Design Association.
- BARRETO, Susana; VALLE, M. (2012) – Análise de quatro técnicas facilitadoras principais em duzentos e vinte e oito mapas turísticos a nível global aplicação prática na construção do mapa turístico da Cidade do Porto. In CIDAG, 24 a 26 de Outubro de 2012. Tomar. Instituto Politécnico de Tomar.
- Barreto, L., Valle, M. (2012), Tourist Maps: A facilitative Technique to Improve Reading Speed. In Information Design Conference. 12 a 13 de Abril 2012. Greenwich. The Information Design Association.