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João de Sá Bonelli

Designer, teacher and researcher working in the fields of Interaction Design and Digital Media Design. He has a PhD in Design from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio, 2016), a master’s degree from New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (2002) and an undergraduate Graphic Design degree from PUC-Rio (1996).
He is currently the Adjunct Academic Coordinator of the Design Undergraduate Program at PUC-Rio’s Department of Arts & Design. In this university, he has Implemented the LIFE Interaction Design Lab in 2013, the first Physical Computing lab in an undergraduate design course in Brazil. In the LIFE Lab, in a partnership with PUC-Rio’s NEXT Lab, he has produced the 3&DBot, world’s first 3D printing robot, which was exhibited in the Milan Design Week in 2014.
He has received the Horizon Latin.x award at the Brazil Immersive Fashion Week in 2021 and 2023, for the virtual fashion shows ‘Muda’ and ‘Futurível Brasilis’ produced at PUC-Rio. He has received the Maker of Merit award at Maker Faire Rio in 2018.