Joana Quental

is a designer, illustrator and lecturer at the University of Aveiro (Portugal). She graduated in Communication Design and master in Multimedia Arts. In 2009 she concluded her PhD with the thesis “Illustration as a process and design thinking. Authorship and interpretation”. In 1997 she received a Honorable Mention in the National Competition of Children’s Illustration sponsored by IBBY and IPLB. She is currently vice director of the PhD Design in UA.


last update: September 2015

Articles published on IXD&A: 


'Getting Closer, Empathising and Understanding: Setting the Stage for a Co-design Project with People with Dementia', pp. 114 - 131, abstractdownload