Join the Porto Design Factory Project on Inclusive Design in a Retail Company

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Exciting Opportunity for ATHENA Students to Join the Porto Design Factory Collaborative Project!

Are you a graduate student looking to tackle real-world challenges and make a meaningful impact? If so, we have an exceptional opportunity for you! 

The Porto Design Factory invites last year bachelor students and/or graduate students to participate in an industry-sponsored project focused on fostering a more inclusive and diverse workforce. This challenge, sponsored by a leading company in the food retail sector, aims to develop innovative solutions that address the needs of employees with diverse backgrounds and experiences. 

As a participant, you will have the chance to delve into the specificities of the employee work journey, exploring the unique challenges faced by those with limitations on mobility, neurodiversity, and/or cultural barriers. Your task will be to propose design changes for the workplace and develop tangible solutions to enhance the overall employee experience. 

This project offers a unique platform for you to showcase your problem-solving skills, collaborate with peers, and contribute to a more inclusive and diverse workplace for a real company. The final presentation is scheduled for October 2024. 

Don’t miss this remarkable opportunity to make your mark on the industry and drive positive change. Apply now and join this collaborative project! 

Project Timeline: MAY – OCTOBER 2024 

(October 28th – 31st – Final Presentation to the sponsor company in Porto, Portugal). 

Where: Porto Polytechnic, Porto Portugal. 

Candidate requirements: 

• English proficiency (minimum B1 level in listening, speaking, reading, and writing); 

• Student with an interest in contributing as a valuable team member in a systemic design project. 

• Ability to work in a team in a multicultural environment. 

Certificate and ECTS 

A certificate of participation will be given to each participant at the end of the project. 3 ECTS will be awarded to students who have participated in the entire program. 

Applications through this registration form. 

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