José Oliveira San-Bento Pontes: Born 1958 in Ponta Delgada Açores, Portugal

1972 Sailing License from Clube Naval / Ponta Delgada Açores
1986 Graduate from Institute of Arte e Design (IADE), Lisbon / Interior design and Equipment
1995 Graduate from Fac. Psych. and Science education, Lisbon in Teacher’s traning course
1996 Graduate from IADE, Lisbon / Industrial Design
2008 Master’ degree from Faculdade de Arquitectura, Lisbon / Product Design

Professional Experience:

1980 – 1986 Technical drafter on metal mechanics industry
1986 (Beginning) independent work on product design
1986 (Beginning) as a high school teacher of visual arts
1999 – 2013 university teaching in design education /Universidade Lusófona, Lisbon

Intellectual property:

1989 Didactic instrument for perspective drawing INPI nº 8015
1997 Drawing instrument INPI nº 9409
2011 Modular System INPI (Modelo de utilidade) nº 10631
2013 Playground Sofa INPI (Modelo de Utilidade) nº 10866

Skills / Expertise:

Activity Theory, Bionics, Constructivisme, Creativity, Descriptive Geometry, Design thinking, Didactic Instrument, Drawing Skills, Drawing Teaching, Eco-design, Ergonomics, Euclidean Geometry, Experimental Design, Linear Perspective Drawing, Experimental Research, Hand Drawing, Human Factors, Industrial Design, Manufacturing Techniques, Modular systems, Product Design, Prototyping, Representation Systems, Sustainability, Technical Drawing, Usability Design, Usability Testing.