Noel Díaz

Professor of the Degree in Design and Head of Elisava Labs. PhD student

Designer, PhD student, Professor and researcher

Trained as an Industrial Designer, he currently directs the Elisava Workshops and Laboratories, he is a University Professor and PhD candidate in the PhD Program in Design at the School of Architecture. University of Lisbon, (FAULisboa).

His research scope delves into the management of prototyping activity in higher design education. Connecting the fields of production systems, processes, materials, digital manufacturing, learning by doing, design, higher education, prototyping, management, prototyping technology and digital environments. In 2017 he joined the International Center for Studies and Research in Graphic Technology and Scientific Communication, (TGRAF) of ISEC Lisbon as a collaborating researcher.

Master’s Degree in Design and Communication (MUDIC) at ELISAVA / Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), (2020). Postgraduate in Management and Communication of an applied design project. Mention Research and Postgraduate in Design Research and Management at ISEC Lisbon. Bachelor of Art (Product, Context and Users) – Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton. Graduated as a Higher Technician of Plastic Arts and Design at the Llotja School of Arts and Crafts. Graduated in Industrial Design – Elisava Higher School of Design.

His professional activity has developed as: Professor at Elisava since 1996, Academic Coordinator of the Degree in Design (2010-2013) and Coordinator of International Relations (2008-2010). He has been responsible for the department of product development, R&D in EMS, (Structures, Modules and Systems), (2001-2007), Technician in Product Development, Prototyping and Graphic Engineering IDD (Integral Design & Development), ( 1995-1998) and Freelance Industrial Designer since 1998.