Design Committed to the Issues of Teaching and Learning

  • Cristina Portugal
  • Rita Maria de Souza Couto


Design in Education is the object of in-depth study and it has opened many doors for action by the designer, reaffirming the interdisciplinary vocation of this area of knowledge. This study intends to present Design as a field that can contribute effectively towards the creation of educational artifacts and cultural inventions, important aspects in human's cognitive development. This topic is one of the main objects of study at the Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Design/Education - lide, in operation since 1997, within the scope of the Graduate Studies Program in Design at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, This paper refers to the study, research and theoretical line of research Design in Teaching and Learning Situations through an interdisciplinary dialogue between Design and Education. Through methods and techniques of Design it was sought to identify how this area of knowledge can participate in the processes of teaching and learning at the setting of didactic materials and enhance the process of acquiring knowledge. The study was guided by the Multi-Tracks, which is a game to help the acquisition of a second language by deaf children. This game was developed in the light of methods and techniques of Design, under the lide, in partnership with the National Institute of Education for the Deaf in Rio de Janeiro - ines / rj.

Jan 13, 2017
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PORTUGAL, Cristina; COUTO, Rita Maria de Souza. Design Committed to the Issues of Teaching and Learning. Acta Graphica, [S.l.], v. 22, n. 3-4, p. 93-100, jan. 2017. ISSN 1848-3828. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 03 mar. 2024.
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