Atividade de Aprendizado Integradora do curso de Design de Produto da UFPR: proposta de ensino-pesquisa-extensão em resposta à pandemia de COVID-19 (Integrative Learning Activity of the Product Design undergraduate course at UFPR: a teaching-research-extension proposal in response to the COVID-19 pandemic).
Journal article, 2021

This paper aims to report an integrative learning activity developed in the Product Design undergraduate course at the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The project theme was the development of personal protective equipment for children, and the activity was planned to integrate teaching (undergraduate students), research (master and PhD students) and extension (external community). Its development adopted a four - stage design method (informational, conceptual, detailing and communication), and was characterized as emergency remote teaching experience, thru the use of technologies such as videoconferences and planning and collaboration tools for remote teamwork. In addition to members of the UFPR internal community, professors and students from the Federal University of Ceará and members of a partner company, ÖUS, also participated in the activity. The activity resulted in four design solutions with potential for implementation, one of which is already in production. In addition, it had a very positive impact on the integration between professors and students, and between the involved institutions. Based on the evaluation of this experience, we believe that this format has the potential to enable the implementation of extension activities in the course curriculum.

Emergency remote teaching


Personal protective equipment


Cláudia Regina Hasegawa ZACAR

Universidade Federal do Parana

Gheysa Prado

Universidade Federal do Parana

Elisa Srobel do Nascimento

Universidade Federal do Parana

Adriano Heemann

Universidade Federal do Parana

Extensão em Foco

2358-7180 (ISSN)

Vol. 23 Especial 86-107

Subject Categories


Communication Studies

Information Systemes, Social aspects

Driving Forces

Innovation and entrepreneurship

Areas of Advance

Health Engineering

Learning and teaching

Pedagogical work



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