Mario Barros

SCD Mario Barros

Mario Barros is a designer with a keen interest in the development of new systems of design, contextualised under the intersection of human-centred product design practice with the following domains: circular economy, product development methods, mass customisation and personalisation, computer-aided design and manufacturing, and the study of form and configuration of artefacts.

  • Licentiate in Industrial Design, University of Lisbon (2004).
  • PhD in Design, University of Lisbon (2015).

 

 

Product design, built environment, social innovation and CAD modelling

Industrial Design, Design Strategy, Design Methods, Mass Customisation and Personalisation, Generative Design, CAD–CAM, Design and Territory, Circular Economy

 

 
  • Barros, M., Duarte, J.P. and Chaparro, B.M. (2015) ‘A grammar-based model for the mass customisation of chairs: modelling the optimisation part’, Nexus Network Journal, 17 (3), pp. 875–898.
  • Barros, M. and Casimiro, A. (2012) ‘A practical experience on acting local thinking global: design as the enabler of new sources of collaboration’, In Proceedings of the 8th Conference of the International Committee for Design History and Design Studies, São Paulo University and Mackenzie University, 3rd–6th September, pp. 260–263.
  • Barros, M., Duarte, J.P. and Chaparro, B.M. (2011b) ‘Thonet chair design grammar: a step towards the mass customization of furniture’, In Proceedings of the 14th CAAD Futures Conference, University of Liège, 6th–8th July, pp. 181–200.
 
  • 2012-2015: PhD Scholarship. Funding: Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), Portugal.
  • 2011-2012: Design and Territory: the case of the furniture and limestone industries. Funding: Operational Programme for Competitiveness and Internationalisation 2007–2013 (European Union and Portuguese Government).
  • 2011-2012: Awareness campaign for the use of Design in SMEs. Funding: Operational Programme for Competitiveness and Internationalisation 2007–2013 (European Union and Portuguese Government).
  • 2010-2011: PhD Scholarship. Funding: Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), Portugal.
  • 2006-2007: DESTER: Design and Territory, the case of Travertine stone. Funding: Interreg III C–South Zone (European Union)
  • 2006: 22nd Shell Eco-Marathon 2006. Funding: Polytechnic Institute of Tomar.

 

Duarte, J. (2013) “Sustainable Packaging Design for Fast-Food Restaurants”, Master Thesis in Product Design, Faculty of Architecture, University of Lisbon. Role: Co-Supervisor.

 
  • Best PhD thesis in Design 2014/2015, Faculty of Architecture, University of Lisbon. (2016)
  • Jury Award + Public Award, 24 hours Inclusive Design Challenge (2011)
  • Winner, Com.Arte’10 window display contest (2010)
  • Honourable Mention, International Design Competition Re-Al 13 Mangiare Ovunque (2005)
 
  • 2016: Information Designer, Center of Physics and Engineering of Advanced Materials (CeFEMA), Instituto Superior Técnico.
  • 2005: Independent Designer for Lisbon Connection, SA and Razões Múltiplas – Comunicação, LDA.
  • 2004–2005: Industrial Designer, CHSV Estúdio de Design.
  • 2004: Industrial Designer Intern, Department of Urban Planning, Lisbon City Council.
 
  • 2016–2017: Assistant Professor, Lusíada University of North. 
  • 2005–2012: Assistant Professor, Polytechnic Institute of Tomar.