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Nuno Bernardo

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Nuno Bernardo (BA, BSc, Lic, MSc, PGCHE) is an industry-experienced industrial designer and maker, educator and researcher. He worked for product design consultancies such as Atelier Satyendra Pakhalé or Yonoh Studio while in professional practice, contributing to projects ranging from furniture and lighting to toy design. He moved to academia in 2013, joining the Department of Architecture and Built Environment of the University of Nottingham in Ningbo, China. In 2018 began pursuing a PhD in design and publishing research that disseminates views and perceptions on the use and applications of digital or online technologies, with a particular focus on Immersive Virtual Reality, for the teaching and learning of industrial design-related competencies. Joined the Department of Industrial Design of the Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in 2019 and presently leads and contributes to various modules across different levels of the BEng Industrial Design programme. Areas of interest include design, product engineering, product hacking, renewable energy, materiality and prototyping, education and pedagogy, technology and human-computer interaction.

Research interests



VIrtual Reality

Design Education


UNIDCOM Researcher, IADE - Faculdade de Design, Tecnologia e Comunicação - Universidade Europeia, Lisbon PT - 2019 to present

Senior Teaching Fellow, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University 2019 to present

Teaching Fellow, The University of Nottingham Ningbo China, UNNC - 2013 to 2019


IND106 Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics

IND308 Design Strategy and Ethics

IND210 User-focused Research

IND208 Product Semantics and Aesthetics

IND206 Studio: Industry Collaboration

IND101 Studio: Human Needs

Education/Academic qualification

PhD Candidate, IADE - Faculdade de Design, Tecnologia e Comunicação - Universidade Europeia, PT

PGCHE Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, The University of Nottingham, UK

MSc Adv. Product Design Engineering, Nottingham Trent University, UK

BSc (hons) Computer Aided Product Design, Nottingham Trent University, UK

Lic Industrial Design, Instituto Politecnico de Leiria, PT

BSc Industrial Design, Instituto Politecnico de Leiria, PT

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