Cátia Sofia Duarte Rijo


Researcher since: 2011

Cátia Rijo was born in 1978 in Barreiro. Cátia Rijo has a Phd degree in Design (since 2015) by Faculty of Architecture, University of Lisbon, previously she made a Masters in Graphic Design (2008) and a degree in Visual Design (2000), both in IADE (Institute of Visual Arts, Design and Marketing). She is currently an Associate Professor at Escola Superior de Educação de Lisboa, were teaches disciplines related with Design.

She is also a contributor investigator in CIAUD, since 2011, in CIED and in UNIDCOM, since 2016. Regularly publishes articles in national and international trade magazines, participates in national and international conferences and is reviewer in international scientific journals and magazines. She is often invited to argue masters and doctoral theses.

From 2008 to 2013, she was an Assistant Professor at IADE, where he taught Communication and Visual Design at university level.

Beyond teaching she is an innovative and creative trainer with 9 years of experience in the field and more than 8 years of freelancer graphic designer.

Research project: Práticas projetuais criativas no ensino do design

ORCID: 0000‑0003‑4278‑4950

Curriculum Vitae





Capítulo do Livro “Cultural Diversity International Perspectives, Impacts on the Workplace and Educational Challenges”, intitulado “Identity: From Global to Local.”  Merly Snider (ed.), pp 140-159, Publisher by Nova Science Publisher, Inc. New  York ISBN: 978-1-63321-696-9




Local identity trhough global design”. 9th International Committee on Design Histories and Design Studies - ICDHS 2014:tradition, transition, trajectories: major or minor influences? : proceedigns/coord. Helena Barbosa e Anna Calvera. - Aveiro: UA Editora, 2014 - 750 p., ISBN 978-972-789-421-5.


Diffusion of culture through design”. Proceedings of the 2013 international Conference on information Systems and Design of Communication, pages 135-137, ISBN: 978-1-4503-2299-7.

A contribuição do design na representação de uma identidade local". Brand & Place, BrandTrends Journal, vol. 5, nº5 de Outubro de 2013, CDU: 659:658.


"Diffusion of heritage and culture through design in Alcântara". Published by Green Lines Institute for Sustainable Development, ISBN: 978-989-95671-8-4.


"A marca enquanto representação identitária da cidade". Revista Educação Gráfica vol.16 nº1 2012, ISSN 1414-3895.




O design e a cultura visual urbana”. Revista Convergências nº12, 30 de Novembro 2013, ISSN: 1646-9054.


A identidade dos espaços e o design. Uma questão de responsabilidade social”. Revista i.E. nº3, maio de 2014, [ISSN 2183-1157].





Local identity trhough global design”. 9th International Committee on Design Histories and Design Studies - ICDHS 2014:tradition, transition, trajectories: major or minor influences? 8,9,10 e 11 de Julho de 2014, Aveiro

“Building a Brand for a place: a matter of social responsibility”. 1º Congresso Internacional em Marcas/Branding, ESTG, 2, 3 e 4 de Outubro de 2014, Leiri

O design e a identidade dos sítios: problemática da sua representação gráfica”, 3º Conferência Internacional em Design e Artes Gráficas - CIDAG, 22 a 24 de Outubro de 2014, Lisboa


The contributions of design in construction of a transnacional identiy”, AIGA Design Educators Conference – Geographics: Design, Education, and the Transnational Terrain, Honolulu, Dezembro 2012.

A identidade global das cidades e o design”, CIDAG - 2ª Conferência Internacional em design e artes Gráficas, Outubro de 2012, Tomar.

"Diffusion of heritage and culture through design in Alcântara", 3º International Conference on heritage and sustainable Developmente, Junho 2012 Porto

"The Site of Alcântara: Identity and Image", 6th International Conference on Design Principles and Practices, January 2012, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)


“Alcântara: identity and image”, 6th International Conference’s Senses & Sensibility, Outubro 2011, IADE’s

“Image and identity of Alcântara”, 6º CIPED, An Agenda for Design, Outubro de 2011, na Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, em Lisboa, Portugal.


Update 31 de Agosto de 2016