João Batalheiro Ferreira

Degree: Doutoramento
Scientific Area:Design
Affiliation:IADE-Universidade Europeia
Category: Professor auxiliar
ORCID: 0000-0001-5865-7898
CIÊNCIA ID: 6A15-6D61-28B0
Languages: Portuguese, English, French
Research Interests:
Design Education; Visual Design; Design Thinking; Knowledge Generation & Management

João Batalheiro Ferreira is Assistant Professor and coordinator of the Undergraduate Degree in Design at IADE–Faculty of Design, Technology and Communication. He holds a PhD in Design from the Delft University of Technology, Netherlands (2018) his PhD research focused on the study of teacher-student communication during design studio classes.  Between November 2017 and September 2020 he joined the group REDES–Research & Education in Design as a research fellow (group belonging to CIAUD–Center for Research in Architecture, Urbanism, and Design).  

  João holds a Master’s degree in Communication Design by the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon (2010) and graduated in Product Design by the same institution; he taught design courses at the Delft University of Technology, the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Minho, and the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon. He worked as a communication designer for the agency Diagonal Design (2007 to 2009) and continues to work occasionally as a freelancer in design projects. 



Almendra, R.; Ferreira, J. (2020) An analytical framework to analyse PhD theses in Design. In: Almendra, R. & Ferreira, J. (Eds) Research & Education in Design: People & Processes & Products & Philosophy, CRC Press, London.  

Neto, A., & Ferreira, J. (2020). From Wearing off to Wearing on: The Meanders of Wearer–Clothing Relationships. Sustainability, 12(18), 7264. 

Ferreira, J. (2020). Writing is seeing: Towards a designerly way of writing. Design Journal, 23. 


Ferreira, J. (2018) A School of Studios. In Boelen, J., Botha, N., Sacchetti, V. (Eds.) Design as Learning: A School of Schools Reader, Valizwith 4th Istanbul Design Biennial, Amesterdão, Países Baixos 


Ferreira, J., Christiaans, H., & Almendra, R. (2016). A visual tool for analysing teacher and student interactions in a design studio setting. CoDesign, 12(1-2), 112-131.