Research Assistant

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Ana Cação is a transdisciplinary designer. She graduated in Law from the University of Coimbra in 2012, later specialized in Administrative Law and Public Administration (2016), and practiced law for a number of years. Her interest in design led her to take a degree in Spatial and Interior Design at the Caldas da Rainha School of Arts and Design, which she completed in 2021, moving on to a Master’s in Product Design, of which she completed the first year, taking a break from this master’s programme to take up the Master’s in Design for Health and Wellbeing, a pioneer in Portugal, at the same school. In 2022 she took part in a co-creation project for hospital innovation, Fast Track, which consisted of a partnership between the University of Évora and the Espírito Santo Hospital.

She is currently a research fellow at LiDA – Laboratory in Design and Arts of the Polytechnic of Leiria, studying ways of communicating R&D projects within different groups. She is also working on her master’s thesis, analyzing the potential of the design of spaces in improving access to health care provided by the SNS, the Portuguese Public Healthcare System.

From her wide range of interests, the relationship between Spatial Design and Well-being, as well as Science Communication and Photography are of particular relevance.