UNIDCOM/IADE is an open design-led research center at IADE – Universidade Europeia, one of the top design schools in Portugal. We conduct interdisciplinary design research crossing diverse fields of knowledge, such as Technology; Arts; Marketing & Communication. Our team of researchers, which is characterized by a great diversity of backgrounds and interests, work together with stakeholders across multiple sectors and industries, openly and collaboratively, to address current and future challenges, at local, regional, national and international scales, contributing to human's dignity and flourishment.

We offer research opportunities to Undergraduate, Master and PhD students, as well as to post-doctorate candidates and researchers looking for internships.

Latest updates

UNIDCOM/IADE joins the celebrations of the Science and Technology Week. 

22-28 November 2021.
Registration here

UNIDCOM/IADE and Politécnico di Bari are co-organizing the 11th International Conference Senses & Sensibility 2021, that will take place next 09 to 11 December 2021 in Bari, Italy.

Listen to the most recent episode of ‘UNreleased,’ a Podcast from UNIDCOM on Design Research, with Johan Redström.


Featured initiatives

Design Research Podcast

Design Research and Innovation Week

IADE Press

Design Research Accelarator


UNIDCOM 2013-17 at a Glance

total funds
Publications in international peer reviewed journals (52 international)
Publication of books/chapters (70 international)
Conference presentations (213 International, with publication in proceedings with peer review)
Events organized (43 scientific events; 22 workshops; 17 exhibitions)