The Studio Design Thinking was one of the winning projects from CICaixa2010 (A contest to promote new ideas for the creation of innovative companies by promoting qualified entrepreneurship and innovation in the Algarve region), fostered by Algarve University, CRIA and Caixa Geral de Depósitos. The Studio had as principle the Design Thinking methodology (collaborative work tool used to identify work problems and develop visual communication projects, centered in real life experiences with the participation of clients/users).
As designers we believe that design besides intervening in the creation of products, services or brands can make them more efficient, adding values and meanings that can be easily understood by all. The study, analysis and proper definition of all communication and information elements, makes the expression of each work developed by our studio to communicate, identify and distinguish the specificities of each project. We work with several types of projects in terms of visual communication design (Editorial Identity, Typography, Illustration, Posters and Web), for public or private market (Public Cultural Services, Municipalities, Public or Cultural Associations, Higher Education Institutes, Health Institutions, Transport Services, Tourism, Social Communication or Industry).
As a work instrument, Design should be regarded as an aggregation of values and also support the development of territories, communities and persons, projecting design programs that may contribute to the development of sustainable services or products, based on social, ecological or environmental responsibilities, supporting interaction and progress of less favoured communities.