Brazilian Design Management research groups: themes and tendencies


  • Isabella de Souza Sierra Universidade Federal do Paraná
  • Emerson André Fedechen Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná
  • Virginia Souza de C Borges Kistmann Universidade Federal do Paraná


This work presents a systematic review of the Design Management research in the whole country of Brazil. Focusing on existent research groups, it sought to characterize a current design management research scenario. To do so, a systematic review was done considering the design management groups registered at National Council of Scientific Development – CNPq. As result, it was found 53 research groups located in thirteen Brazilian Federal States working with nine different research themes. The results made possible to discuss the group’s geographical distribution, the progress of the studies, the growth of the groups over time. It also suggests, towards the advancement in the area, the creation of a research network.






Special Issue: Design Management