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curitiba keynote Leonardo Castillo

Leonardo Castillo, Colombian born designer from the National University of Colombia (1994). He has extensive experience in product and service design and development, with emphasis on innovation, design and sustainability. In Japan, he worked as a researcher in the field of Computer Human Interaction design at the Kyoto Institute of Technology, (1997-1999). He completed his Master's in Architecture (2001) and PhD studies (2004) at the School of Human and Environmental Studies, both at Kyoto University. After a short internship at United Nations University he moved to Brazil in 2014. He has been a consultant in design innovation for several organizations. He participated in projects for Positivo, Nokia, The Brazilian Ministry of Education, Coca-Cola, and Fiat. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the field of Design and Innovation for Sustainability at TU.Delft University, in the Netherlands(2011-2012). He currently lives in Recife, Brazil, where he is Professor at the Design School, Federal University of Pernambuco, UFPE, and Professor of design at the Center for Advanced Studies of Recife, CESAR. He is the head of the Research Group on Innovation, Design and Sustainability. His research interests are Design for Sustainability, Service Design and Interaction Design.

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