Nina Diana Oliveira da Costa

Researcher currently based in Aveiro University and integrated member at the Research Institute for Design, Media and Culture (ID+). Nina Costa has undertaken her initial training in the area of ¿Product Design and Technologies at Aveiro (ESAN) and her master in Industrial Design at the Faculty of Engineering University of Porto (FEUP). Her PhD, developed within the MIT-Portugal program, in collaboration with MIT and INESC TEC, focused on integrating Product-Service system Design and Service Design approaches. Throughout her career, Nina has worked with multiple companies, in particular, in the energy sector during her post-doc (EDP commercial) and with manufacturing company (Laborial). Additionally, she published her work in Design and Service conferences e.g. IPDMC, QUIS and ServDes, being the first author of 12 publications. She published an article in a leading international scientific journal in the field of Design (design studies); and has been invited to present her work at FEUP, on multiple occasions, and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) during her exchange period. She participated in management activities of the Service Design for Innovation Network (SDIN), a Marie-Curie research program funded by H2020; and is currently working on the DesignOBS project: "For a Design Observatory in Portugal: Models, Instruments, Representation and Strategies", reference POCI-01-0145-FEDER-032445, as the main assistant researcher. Her current work is focused on Design ecosystems observation and mapping.

Situação actual

  • Junior Researcher ID+ UA

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International conferences
  • Costa, Nina; Patrício, L.; Morelli, N., (2015) “Towards an integrated approach to design for value co-creation”, UD15: Periphery and Promise, October 19-20, Porto, Portugal
  • Costa, Nina; Patrício, L.; Morelli, N., (2017) “Integrating PSS and Service Design approaches for service innovation”, QUIS15, June 18-21, Porto, Portugal
  • Costa, Nina; Patrício, L.; Morelli, N., (2018) “A Designerly-way of Conducting Qualitative Research in Design Studies”, SERVDES 2018 Proof of Concept, June 10-13, Milan, Italy
  • Costa, Nina; Duborjal Cabral A., Duborjal Cabral A., Duarte A., Gonçalves C., Ascenção D., Vasconcelos I., Frias Riobom D. (2019), “Ecoteracy: designing an info-inclusive sustainability language”, 3-4 April, Designing Sustainability for All, LeNS conference