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Scaling with the city

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Porto Design Factory

Rua Doutor António Bernardino de Almeida, 537

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How can your solution solve challenges faced by the city?

How can the city become your client?

At "Scaling with the city" you will explore needs and pain-points of the city and understand the stakeholders involved in the city environment.

You'll be able to deconstruct your solution by analysing your technology under a new perspective, oriented to the city as a customer.

You'll understand challenges and needs faced by Porto, so you can identify real opportunities for your company in the city.

This workshop will apply a service design approach with collaborative methods based on design thinking methodology and takes advantage of the experience of the facilitators on working with innovation projects in the city. "Scaling with the city" is promoted by Porto Digital, together with Porto Design Accelerator and Porto Design Factory.

Who is this workshop for?

Startups willing to explore the city as a potential customer. Join as a team in a maximum of 3 people per group.

Places are limited to 8 startups.



ABOUT THE FACILITATORS


Sofia Peres

Sofia Peres is a service designer and researcher at Porto Digital. Through research, co-creation and strategic design initiatives, she facilitates multi-stakeholders throughout the innovation process to improve or create new services, always applying a human-centred approach. Motivated by the unknown, she explores emerging fields with a particular focus on the role of design in society, services and innovation. Her leadership and facilitation skills are complemented by design thinking and service design methodology and techniques. With a background in Communication Design, Sofia refocused her journey to service innovation and new product development, with the Master inInnovation and Design Management, in Barcelona. From there she hosted several service design events, in the cities of Barcelona, Porto and Lisbon, as local host and main facilitator. Always eager to explore and experiment, Sofia also designs and delivers training in human-centred design for several entities.


Carolina Faria

Born and raised in Porto, she's a Communication Designer and Teaching Assistant at Porto Design Factory for three programmes. As a designer, she likes to work in the intersection of design with other disciplines. She has worked in a Science communication programme, did an internship in FEUP developing digital products with computer science students and is a co-founder of FBAUP Design Inc., the first design junior enterprise in Portugal.

She's fascinated by the world and wants to learn new things all the time. Carolina is very interested in design and all its potential, in society and all its complexities.


José Reis

Industrial Designer and ex-alumni of PdP and ME310, he is currently a teacher assistant for PdP, SQUAD and CBI programs in Porto Design Factory. His hobbies and interests include drawing, longboarding, 3D printing, woodshop and restoration.



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