Design Education – The Case Study Daciano da Costa

Ana Moreira da Silva
2014 Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the International Committee for Design History and Design Studies   unpublished
This paper, which stems from a developing research project, aims to disseminate among the international scientific community the thought of Daciano da Costa (1930 -2005 given the importance he conferred to Drawing in the Design Process, throughout his teaching career and his professional practice as a reference figure in the Design of the twentieth century in Portugal. We cannot speak about Portuguese Design without referring to Daciano da Costa. Daciano da Costa played a pioneer role on
more » ... neer role on Design's theory fundaments in Portugal and an important pedagogic role as a teacher. He created and implemented the Design Graduation Degree Plan, established in 1991 at the Faculty of Architecture, Technical University of Lisbon, being its coordinator since then until 2003. His pedagogical action in teaching the Drawing subject demonstrates the importance he ascribed to it in Design learning. Daciano's drawing teaching method was remarkably operational stimulating invention through a methodology that enhances and favours the operational Drawing characteristics within the Design process. We intend to establish the relations between Design and Drawing. The relevance of Drawing in the conceptual process in Design will be based on the Case Study Daciano da Costa. The Drawing Teaching Method implemented by Daciano da Costa, because of his own methodological specificity, presents a critical and operative character which confers it a permanent actuality in Design training.
doi:10.5151/despro-icdhs2014-0012 fatcat:ot2zvst7brcyziaycuh2wgmopa