António Gomes

António Gomes is adjunct professor, member of the executive committee, vice-director of the 1st cycle degree program in Product Design and Technology and director of the professional higher technical course in Robotics Automation and Industrial Informatics at the School of Design, Management and Production Technologies Northern Aveiro, University of Aveiro. He is researcher of ID+ - Institute for Design, Media and Culture and member of DMI – Design Management Institute. He develops professional and scientific activities in the area of Product Design, New Product Development and Design Management in R&D projects with companies from various industrial sectors.

From 1992 to 2005 he was director of projects and production in INEGI (Institute of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Management) in the units of product development and plastic conformation. From 2000 to 2005, founder and CEO of Obsidiana Engenharia e Design, Lda.. He was part of several design and product development teams in projects for, among others, Amtrol Alfa S.A., Bosch Termotecnologia S.A., Teka Portuguesa S.A., Cinca S.A., Adira Lda.

His current research interests are related to design management, strategic design and creation of design value with special focus on Portuguese SME.