Ana Catarina Vieira Rodrigues da Silva

Ana Catarina Silva is a teacher, a researcher and holds a PhD in Sciences and Technologies of Communication (U.Porto), with a thesis that studied the design of the technical book in a hybrid editorial context. Her research projects address a variety of fields and their borders, from hybrid editions to independent publishing, typography, letterpress or illustration. Books (and its forms) are her passion, and she’s been teaching Typography, Editorial and Design Project in undergraduate and graduate degrees in Graphic Design and Digital Design since 2007 at IPCA. She is also a research member of CAOS (Communication, Art, Object and Synergies)/ID+ (Research Institute for Design, Media and Culture) and a member of the Design Obs, a Portuguese Design Observatory.

Current positions

  • Professor Adjunto IPCA

PhD Details

  • Title Do Impresso ao Electrónico: o Design do Livro Técnico num Contexto Editorial Híbrido
  • Field Informação e Comunicação em Plataformas Digitais
  • Year 2014

Publications

Book chapters
  • Costa, N.; Branco, V.; Costa, R.; Borges, A.; Modesto, A.; Cunca, R.; Silva, A. (2021), Design Infrastructures: proposing alternative strategies for countries with a lower maturation of design culture, 12th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2021) and the Affiliated Conferences, New York, July 25-29 Link
  • Costa, N.; Branco, V.; Costa, R.; Borges, A.; Modesto, A.; Cunca, R.; Silva, A., (2021) DesignOBS: crafting a distributed design observation approach, CUMULUS’21, 8-11 June, Roma, Italy Link
  • Costa, N.; Branco, V.; Costa, R.; Borges, A.; Modesto, A.; Cunca, R.; Silva, A. (2021), Mapping the Research thread of PhDs in Design: a PhD citation analysis of the Portuguese doctorates, 8th International Conference on Research into Design, 7-10 January 2021, IDC School of Design, IIT, Bombay, India
  • Costa, N., Branco, V., Costa, R., Borges, A., Modesto, A., Silva, C., & Cunca, R. (2020). TOWARDS A DESIGN OBSERVATORY: THE CASE OF SCHOLARLY DESIGN RESEARCH IN PORTUGAL. In Proceedings of the Design Society: DESIGN Conference (Vol. 1, pp. 827-836). Cambridge University Press. Link
  • Amado, P.; Quelhas, V; Silva, A. C. (2019). “Revival of Letterpress: The Portuguese Scenario”. In Tavares, P. (Org.) (2019). CAOS Communication, Art and Object Sinergies – Practice Research, the time is now. DRX: Registos de Investigação em Design, pp.81-97. ISBN 978-989-99861-9-0.
  • Tavares, P.; Silva, A. C.; Pereira, J:B:; Albino, M.; Matos, D.; & Teixeira, P. M. (2019). “Transformação regional pelo design – o projeto “capacitar pelo design” na Região Cávado”. In Tavares, P. (Org.) (2019). CAOS Communication, Art and Object Sinergies – Practice Research, the time is now. DRX: Registos de Investigação em Design, pp.11-21. ISBN 978-989-99861-9-0.
International journals
  • 1. Silva, Ana Catarina; Borges, Maria Manuel, “Hybrid publishing design methods for technical books”, The Electronic Library, (2016) Vol. 34 Iss: 6, pp. – doi: 10.1108/EL-02-2016-0035
International conferences
  • Silva, A.C.; Amado, P.; Quelhas, V. (ed.) (2020) Post-Digital Letterpress Printing Book of Abstracts, i2ADS, January 2020 Link
  • Costa, N., Branco, V., Costa, R., Borges, A., Modesto, A., Silva, C., & Cunca, R. (2020). TOWARDS A DESIGN OBSERVATORY: THE CASE OF SCHOLARLY DESIGN RESEARCH IN PORTUGAL. Proceedings of the Design Society: DESIGN Conference, 1, 827-836. Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/dsd.2020.327 Link
  • Tavares, P.; Silva, A.C.; Pereira, J.B.; Teixeira, P.M.; & Matos, D. (2019). Regional transformation through design. In Conference Proceedings 9th International Conference The Future of Education, pp.421-424, Filodiritto Publisher, ISBN 978-88-85813-45-8
  • Amado, Pedro; Silva, Catarina; Priez, Julien; Raileanu, Diana; Lemos, Mariana; Freitas, Marta; (2018, Novembro) Artemis – Variable Font. 9º Encontro de Tipografia, Tomar.
  • Amado, Pedro; Silva, Catarina; Priez, Julien; Enes, Joel; Norte, Marta; Fonseca, Rita (2018, Novembro), Naum Gabo – Variable Font. 9º Encontro de Tipografia, Tomar.
  • Pereira, J. B, Tavares, P.; Silva, A. C.; Matos, D.; Teixeira, P. M. (2018) “Transformação regional pelo design – o projeto “capacitar pelo design” na região Cávado”. In 25th APDR Congress Proceedings, Circular Economy, Urban Metabolism and Regional Development: Challenges for a Sustainable Future. NOVAFCSH, Lisbon (Portugal).
  • Pereira, J. B.; Tavares, P.; Silva, A. C.; Matos, D.; & Teixeira, P. M. (2018). “Transformação regional pelo design – o projeto “capacitar pelo design” na região Cávado”. In 25th APDR Congress Proceedings, Circular Economy, Urban Metabolism and Regional Development: Challenges for a Sustainable Future. NOVAFCSH, Lisbon (Portugal), 5-6 July 2018. ISBN 978-989-8780-06-5
Other publications
  • Costa, N., Branco, V., Costa, R., Borges, A., Modesto, A., Silva, C., & Cunca, R. (2020). Towards a Design Observatory: crafting a distributed approach, in Research@UA, pp.58, https://www.ua.pt/file/61865
  • Costa, N., Branco, V., Costa, R., Borges, A., Cunca, R., Modesto, A., Silva., A. (2020). Design doctorates undertaken in Portugal (Version 1) [Data set]. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3701614 Link
  • Costa, N., Branco, V., Costa, R., Borges, A., Cunca, R., Silva, A.C., & Modesto, A. (2020). Towards a Design Observatory: crafting a distributed approach. In Research@UA (Vol. 10, p. 56). Link
  • Silva, Catarina; Madureira, Marta (eds.) (2015) Atas do 5.º Encontro de Tipografia. Edição IPCA. Barcelos, Portugal. ISBN: 978-989-99465-0-7

Scientific, artistic and cultural production

Technical work
  • Branco, V., Costa, N. & et al. (2019) Relatório de Progresso sobre o projecto DesignObs – Para um Observatório de Design em Portugal: Modelos, Instrumentos, Representação e Estratégias [PTDC/ART-DAQ/32445/2017]
  • Tavares, P.; Silva, A. (2018) “Creating a capacity building training program through Design for regional development in Northern Portugal: an innovation project for the small businesses and companies”
Scientific events organization
  • SIlva, A. C. (2020). Scientific Committee Member “DIGICOM: International Conference on Design & Digital Communication”, 5 – 7 november 2020, Barcelos.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the international conference Post-Digital Letterpress Printing (2020)
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the international conference Post-Digital Letterpress Printing (2020)
  • COSTA, Rui (2019) – Organizer of REDE#02 – Reunião de Escolas de Design,IPCA, Barcelos, Portugal, 31 October 2019.
  • Silva, A. C. (2019) Member of the Scientific Committee of 10.º Encontro de Tipografia.
  • Silva, A. C.; Matos, D.; Oliva; R. (2018) organization of the international workshop “Precise Is More”, 9-13 July EINA, Barcelona
  • Silva, A. C. (2018) Member of the Scientific Committee of 9.º Encontro de Tipografia.
  • Silva, A. C.; Oliva; R.; Matos, D.; Terroso, M.(2018) organization of the international workshop “Slow Is More”, 18 January IPCA, Barcelos
  • Amado, P.; Correia, J.; Silva, A. C. (2018) organization of the 10h workshop “Type Design for complete beginners: experiment with variable fonts”, 22 June FBAUP, Porto
  • SIlva, A. C. (2017). Scientific Committee Member “DIGICOM: International Conference on Design & Digital Communication”, 10 – 11 november 2017, Barcelos.
  • Silva, A. C. (2017) Member of the Scientific Committee of 8.º Encontro de Tipografia.
  • Silva, A. C. (2016) Member of the Scientific Committee of 7.º Encontro de Tipografia.
  • Silva, A. C. (2015) Member of the Scientific Committee of 6.º Encontro de Tipografia.
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Other scientific activity spreading actions
  • Silva, A. C. (2020) Talk at ATypI Working Seminars, PhDs in Europe (7 february 2020)
  • Tavares, P.; Silva, A. C. (2018) “Regional transformation through design”. 28th Annual Conference – Tallinn 2018, Partnerships for a Digital Future – Strategic role of professional higher education for society.
  • 4. Silva, Ana Catarina (2018, Novembro) Portefólio Criativo, Feira de Emprego do IPCA, GROW UP, 6 e 7 de Novembro, IPCA, Barcelos.
  • 3. Silva, Ana Catarina, (2018, Novembro) Do Impresso ao Electrónico: o Design do Livro num Contexto Editorial Híbrido, Modos de Editar, FBAUP, Porto.
  • 2. Silva, Ana Catarina, (2018, Fevereiro) Perspectivas sobre a leitura – Seminários Cultura Visual, FBAUP, Porto
  • 1. Silva, Ana Catarina, (2017, March) Content, Containers and Reading Experiences In Contemporary Editorial Design, International Week, Vilnius College of Technologies and Design, Vilnius.
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Graphic Engineering and Design Published by University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Department of Graphic Engineering and Design. ISSN 2217-379X
  • Silva, A. C. (2017) organization of ESD participation in the event OPEN IPCA 17, 20-21 April, IPCA, Barcelos
  • Silva, A. C. (2016) organization of ESD participation in the event OPEN IPCA 16, 4-5 April, IPCA, Barcelos
  • Silva, A. C. (2014) Member of the Scientific Committee of 5.º Encontro de Tipografia.
  • Amado, P.; Silva, A. C. (2013). Terminologias para o Design Tipográfico e Editorial, ARTEC 23, Tomar, Portugal, 18 Abril.
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