Dr. Romualdo Gondomar

Professor of the Undergraduate Degree in Design and of the Master in Design and Communication

  • PhD in Social Communication at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, in the line of research in Communication and Design with the thesis: "El llenguatge de la utilitat: una anàlisi pragmàtica de les coses" (ECL).
  • Master's Degree in Design and Communication, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and ELISAVA School of Design and Engineering.
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Design, by the University of Southampton (Approved by the Spanish Ministry of Education)
  • European Master's course on Design, with the research project "Rethinking urban transports", project of the European Union coordinated by Design Schools of Barcelona, ​​Amsterdam, Arnhem, Copenhagen and Essen.
  • Product Designer by ELISAVA School of Design, attached to the Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
  • Graduated in Applied Arts, specialty of Industrial Design by the School of Design and Art Llotja of Barcelona.

Dr. Romualdo Gondomar is a professor of the University Degree in Design and the Master's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Design and Communication. In addition, throughout the twenty years of teaching experience he has also taught in the University Degree in Industrial Design Engineering and the former Graduate in Design. In the period 2000-2011 he held different positions of academic coordination in the studies of Degree in Design and in the former University Degree in Design: Teaching Coordinator of Curricular Itineraries and Final Project of Studies, Teaching Coordinator of Degree and postgraduate, as well as of Professional Areas and Final Degree Project. She has been a member of the Drafting Report of the Plan of Studies of the University Degree in Design and of the Committee of Evaluation and Accreditation of the Master's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Design and Communication.

As a collaborating professor, he has taught at the Postgraduate Programme in Research and Design Management at ISEC Lisboa, Instituto Superior de Educação e Ciências.

He served as Head of Programming of the Año del Diseño 2003 of Barcelona, ​​an event managed by the FAD (Promotion of Arts and Design) and promoted by the Ministry of Science and Technology; the Generalitat de Catalunya (Department of Culture, Center for Innovation and Business Development, CIDEM, Department of Labor, Industry, Commerce and Tourism) and the City of Barcelona. Between 2002 and 2003 more than 250 activities were programmed and organized in Barcelona and other cities of the State (exhibitions, debates, competitions, congresses and conferences) related to the different areas of graphic design, product design, fashion, audiovisual design, architecture and jewelry.

He has participated in the tutoring and development of several projects related to interaction, ergonomics and virtual reality collaborating with institutions such as TMB, the Hospital Sant Joan de Deu or the Museu Nacional Arqueològic of Tarragona.

His fields of research relate various disciplines and theoretical areas of knowledge related to pragmatism, communication, design, interaction and technological advances in digital environments. 



—Gondomar, R. (2014). Aportacions metodològiques al disseny de les coses des del pragmatisme. In Comunicació: Revista de Recerca i d’Anàlisi [Societat Catalana de Comunicació]. Vol. 31 (1) (May 2014), pp. 89-110.

—Gondomar, R. (2014). “Propuesta metodológica para una pragmática del diseño”. Presentado en el IV Congreso Internacional de la AE-IC. Espacios de Comunicación. January 2014 (Bilbao).

—Gondomar, R. (2016). El Llenguatge de la utilitat: una anàlisi pragmàtica de les coses. El disseny com a planificador de les relacions comunicatives entre persones i coses (Tesis doctoral). Barcelona: UPF. On line [http://hdl.handle.net/10803/385734, retrieved 05/03/18].

—Gondomar, R. (2017). Tesis doctoral-Síntesis. El lenguaje de la utilidad: un análisis pragmático de las cosas. El diseño como planificador de las relaciones comunicativas entre personas y coses. In Hipertext.net: Revista Académica sobre Documentación Digital y Comunicación Interactiva, nº 15: Medios digitales e interacción. UPF.

—Gondomar, R. (2018). “La experiencia digital contextualizada: las dimensiones comunicativas de los entornos digitalizados”. Presentied at the International Concress of the  AE-IC. Comunicación y Conocimiento. June 2018 (Salamanca).

—Gondomar, R. (2018). Experiencia pragmática de medios y entornos digitales. In Hipertext.net: Revista Académica sobre Documentación Digital y Comunicación Interactiva, nº 17: El futuro digital de los hechos. UPF. DOI: 10.31009/hipertext.net.2018.i17.03