Publications

Publications are one of the main outputs for measuring Elisava Research’s knowledge production and, by extension, its impact. We publish regularly in recognised scientific journals, curate and edit books and magazines, as well as our indexed annual scientific Journal Temes de Disseny. We strive in making all these publications Open Access.
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Visions By – Issue No. 4

VISIONS BY Issue No. 4 presents an evolution from its previous format and structure in order to mutate and seek the best way to explore content.
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Portable Public Space: New Public Space Formats for the Navire Avenir Rescue Ship

Portable Public Space: New Public Space Formats for the Navire Avenir Rescue Ship is Elisava Research's second proposal for the ship Navire Avenir that raises new approaches to the European refugee crisis through design practices about care.
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City New European Bauhaus Sustainability
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Temes de Disseny #39. Emerging Habitats: Design as a Worldmaking Agent 

Temes de Disseny #39 explores emerging habitats and design as a worldmaking agent across a variety of scales, settings and disciplines. Can design leverage its worldmaking potential, using its symbolic and operative apparatuses to proliferate various versions of the world?
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City Efficiency New European Bauhaus
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Plug-ins

This book showcases some of the projects developed by Elisava’s Design for City Making Research Lab, a research institute that investigates the role of design in the material and social construction of our habitats, focusing on spatiality, temporality, interactions, meaning, citizen engagement and social impact.
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Vibe

VIBE is an experimental platform for cultural content, community exchange and hybrid experiences that has explored new ways of consuming culture, which had its pilot test with the interdisciplinary exhibition Active Activism Act, at IDEAL in Barcelona.
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Portable Public Space: Embodied Responses to the Mediterranean Refugee Crisis

Portable Public Space: Embodied Responses to the Mediterranean Refugee Crisis explores new formats of public space related to the body-in-transit, in order to propose radical design approaches to the humanitarian crisis that posit the human body as the locus and the means for a revised practice of care.
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Pursuing Publishing. Elise By Olsen in Conversation

In June 2019 Elise By Olsen was invited to deliver Elisava's graduation lecture. Her talk took the form of an informal conversation with Professor Saul Baeza, taking her past, present and future projects as starting points to navigate freely through her thoughts, approaches and techniques.
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Visions By – Issue No. 3

La tercera entrega de VISIONS BY Issue está organizada conceptualmente alrededor de una espiral, explorando la distancia que presenta el contenido en relación al cuerpo humano.
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Health New European Bauhaus Social
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Temes de Disseny #38. Caring Through Design: From Personal to Planetary Well-being

Temes de Disseny #38 addresses the complex issue of health and human well-being. It explores how design and engineering can help by providing more meaningful, healthy and caring spaces, personal devices and interactions that promote well-being and, in turn, can make the world a better place.
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Civic Placemaking 3: disseny, espai públic i cohesió social. Primer de Maig, Granollers

Research project Civic Placemaking: disseny, espai públic i cohesió social (CP3) focuses on community action to explore temporary uses in urban environments, making this citizen science knowledge serve to propose ephemeral architecture formats that support the free appropriation of 'public space by the neighbors.
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Civic Placemaking 2: disseny, espai públic i cohesió social. Raval, Barcelona

Research project Civic Placemaking: disseny, espai públic i cohesió social (CP2) focuses on exploring the capabilities of ephemeral architecture to promote interaction between citizens while introducing new uses in public space.
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Civic Placemaking: disseny, espai públic i cohesió social. Marianao, Sant Boi de Llobregat

Research project Civic Placemaking: disseny, espai públic i cohesió social (CP) seeks to promote social cohesion and intercultural integration in an organic and effective way through ephemeral architecture projects that have an impact on public space, foster a proactive citizenship in making decisions about their environment, and stimulate a sense of belonging and active citizenship.
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Food Design as a link between design and gastronomy. The gastronomic experience in Catalonia from 2000 to 2020

The Food Designer as a professional will be the link to create bridges that can bring both disciplines together and offer transdisciplinary solutions that take into consideration the difficult issues raised by the present and the future of food.
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Purposeful businesses
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Creative transversal competencies as a link between higher education in product design and the company

Elisava case study, due to its relevance in higher education in Spain and its influence and connection with the national and international business fabric from Barcelona. The results of this research allow us to define useful tools to enhance the interconnection of the new generations of students with the industrial reality and its possible demands for jobs.
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Design through cinema: A cinethnographic approach to the practice and discourse of product design

Design and cinema can be considered two creative disciplines that generate cultural products, and with multiple relationships between them, but they have not always been studied. This thesis proposes to bring these two areas closer through an analysis of the representation in the cinema of the practice and discourse of product design. Likewise, the thesis reflects on the cinematographic representation of the identity of the designer.
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City Efficiency
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Action Architecture. Socio-spatial practices for a critical intervention in the hypermodern city

In the current context of hypermodernity and deterritorialization, we face the need to rethink the architectural paradigm and develop new spatiotemporal strategies and new models of action in the city that demand spatial justice. Based on this need, the main objective is to articulate a body of socio-spatial strategies for critical intervention in the hypermodern city that we choose to call 'action architecture'.
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Care Materials
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Systemic model of the design process for an engineering company that designs using advanced materials. Scientific exploration in intelligent inks

Systemic model of the design process for an engineering company that designs using advanced materials. Scientific exploration in intelligent inks. This thesis proposes a possible nanotechnology, an ultrawearable epidermal electronics that allows generating and storing personal data.
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Care Materials
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Conscious Ergonomics in Architecture. Information and interaction between the built environment, the human being and their integral wellbeing

Conscious Ergonomics in Architecture. Information and interaction between the built environment, human beings and their integral well-being. This thesis explores the well-being and health of workers, a problem that has always been in development. For this, ergonomics appears that tries to solve the negative impact of the environment on human beings.
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Analysis and definition of the creative skills of designers

Analysis and definition of the creative competences of designers: creation of tools for the analysis of competences for their application in the educational and professional field of design. This thesis investigates the designer's creative competencies based on observations of young designers and the collection of qualitative data from professionals.
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Efficiency Materials
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Graphene: communication and knowledge transfer

Graphene: communication and knowledge transfer through the online press and participatory design methodologies reflects on the misinformation of society and the type of communication that is carried out. From the use of graphene, a two-dimensional material, a new form of communication is proposed through workshops with experts and non-experts or students. In this thesis, graphene serves as a connector between different sectors of society.
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Care Materials
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Kansei Engineering in the field of design: an applied engineering approach to material perception

Kansei engineering in the field of design: an approach from applied engineering to the perception of materials applies Kansei engineering as a method to develop products in order to convey the emotional needs of the users. In this research, statistical engineering is used to improve product development.
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Culture Social
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Design Does

The Design Does book is a collection of essays that explore and question the purpose, responsibility and impact of design in today’s world.
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Decoding Design Does

Decoding Design Does is a sort of biography of Elisava Research. Its author Ariel Guersenzvaig traces the development of the research group from its earliest stages, focusing on the vision and scientific approach that have guided it over the years.
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Temes de Disseny #34. Material interactions in the human-made milieu

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, Big Data and other technologies are becoming more and more widespread, and this could empower them as new materials for design. But what special features do they present? How should design include them in its practices? How do they affect design research? Human-computer interaction (HCI)? User experience (UX)? What are their ethical implications?
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