Design Capability-Building, Design Policy and Management, Strategic Design, Design Innovation, Product-Service Systems, Human-Centred Design
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Mariana is interested in design capability building for tackling global challenges (Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs]), such as Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and for other community resilience challenges. She looks into how design capabilities can effectively contribute to a shared, equitable, fair and plural future, feeding policy planning and implementation.
She enjoys (co-)crafting better futures, and helping non-expert (non-designer) teams apply human-centred, participatory, and other design approaches (strategic design, product-service systems, design-driven innovation) to their businesses, organisations and with communities.
Braga was Principal Investigator of Damn It, a pilot project that identified areas of challenges, problems, adaptative strategies and needs of informal-settlement communities during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil. Her recent publications look at design capabilities in micro-, small- and medium-sized businesses and for community resilience during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
a 2 day workshop
Imagination researchers are going to DRS 2022 in Bilbao
Early Career Professional Workshop Series
Envisioning sustainable futures together
Enabling schoolchildren to become actors of change for hygiene and hand-washing in their community
Participatory design and community engagement Network on WASH in Lusophone and Francophone African Countries
A Brazilian-UK resilience research network