Designers and Repertoire: Considerations on the Importance of Expanding Design Students’ Knowledge Base

  • Francisco de Assis Sousa LoboEmail author
  • Galdenoro Botura Junior
  • João Carlos R. Plácido da Silva
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1203)


This work substantiates the importance of discussing the design students’ repertoire as the basis for developing projects with quality and identity, considering the sociocultural background of where they live. We highlight the Brazilian education system’s singularity—students from both public and private schools can study in federal universities. An academic graphic design project was used as an example for the next studies. Semiotic elements were applied to the reading criteria in the regional, national, and universal contexts, which were analyzed through syntax dimensions. It was identified that the repertoire’s effects on the project’s quality have to be assessed with greater depth, and the results will effectively influence the way design courses are planned and managed.


Design Repertoire Heuristic Cultural identity 



This work is part of the activities of the Project DINTER UFMA/UNESP. It was developed with the support of Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES, Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel), Maranhão Research Foundation (FAPEMA, Notice 012/2016, Case 04206/2016), and Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq, National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, Case 304619/2018-3).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francisco de Assis Sousa Lobo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Galdenoro Botura Junior
    • 2
  • João Carlos R. Plácido da Silva
    • 2
  1. 1.Universidade Federal do MaranhãoSão LuísBrazil
  2. 2.São Paulo State UniversityBauruBrazil

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