Rita Maldonado Branco

is a communication designer currently undertaking a PhD in Design at the University of Porto, in partnership with University of Aveiro and the Research Institute for Design, Media and Culture (ID+), Portugal. She graduated with distinction in MA Communication Design from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London (2012) with a project that explored communication design contributions to dementia. She is now taking this research forward through her PhD, using codesign to explore ways to enable people with dementia and their social circle to develop their own personalized strategies to communicate.


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