Prof. dr. Marina Emmanouil

Responsible for the research line on design education, design methodology. Research group, the research group in the field of product development at Ghent University, Department of Industrial systems and product design (EA18), Faculty of Engineering and Architecture.

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  • Design education
  • Design history, theory and methodology
  • Participatory and inclusive design

Short CV

Marina Emmanouil holds a PhD and an MA in the History of Design (RCA), and a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design. She is an Assist. Professor at Ghent University since 2017 and her teaching and research involves the history and theory of design, methodology, and design education. Marina is a founding member of the Design.Nexus research group, in which she leads the education pillar. As of November 2019, she is the project manager of the Erasmus+ ‘Knowledge Alliances’ project on co-creation in education. She is currently supervising a number of master’s students and 3 doctoral students on the subjects of creativity and innovation, design education and peer-to-peer learning, and co-creation and phygital learning in design education. With her social design practice, she has contributed to the development of accessibility programs for visually impaired people in the museum context.


design history, theory, methodology; visual communication; creative industries; co-creation; participatory design; inclusive learning; empathy