Gil Barros

Visiting Professor
Research Areas

About

Gil Barros is Visiting Professor at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA), University of British Columbia. He is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of São Paulo (FAUUSP), Brazil.

His research and teaching interests are in design process and methods, mainly how they can be applied for greater social impact, both within and beyond traditional design disciplines, such as architecture, urban planning, and industrial design. During his period at SPPGA, his research aligns with the studies of Strategic Design from Prof. Moura Quayle, primarily focusing on how to improve the design practice for non-designers (people without a formal design background) and the facilitation skills of design professionals, to drive social innovation and positive impact in diverse fields such as healthcare, education, environmental protection, social justice, and economic development.

In addition to his academic research, Gil has extensive professional experience in the design field, with more than 15 years of experience, when he had his design practice and worked with several large Brazilian companies, international clients, and multicultural teams.

He completed his PhD and conducted postdoctoral research at FAUUSP, focusing on the use of physical and conceptual models as support tools in the design process. He holds a degree in Architecture and Urbanism from FAUUSP and a Master’s in Electrical Engineering from Poli-USP.


Teaching


Publications

Book Chapters

BARROS, Gil, 2021. Desafios para abordagens baseadas em projeto: projetistas como facilitadores no projeto participativo. In: MAFRA MIGLIORINI, Jeanine (ed.), Divergências e Convergências: Arquitetura,
Urbanismo e Design. Ponta Grossa: Atena. pp. 150–159.
ISBN 978-65-5706-894-6. Available from:
https://www.atenaeditora.com.br/post-artigo/47488. DOI 10.22533/at.ed.94621180314

BARROS, Gil, 2018. Racionalidade e problemas selvagens no projeto de cidades inteligentes. In: ROZESTRATEN, Artur (ed.), Cidades “Inteligentes” e poéticas urbanas. 1. São Paulo, SP, Brazil: Annablume.
pp. 67–91. ISBN 978-85-391-0919-7.

BARROS, Gil, 2014. Extending ActionSketch for New Interaction Styles: Gestural Interfaces and Interactive Environments. In: MARCUS, Aaron(ed.), Design, User Experience, and Usability. User Experience Design for Diverse Interaction Platforms and Environments. Cham: Springer International Publishing. Lecture Notes in Computer Science.
pp. 509–520. ISBN 978-3-319-07625-6. Available from:
http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-319-07626-3_48.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Conference Papers

BARROS, Gil, 2021. Reconsidering the image of architecture and design for collective practices. In: ICHT 2021 – Megalopolises, metropolises, towns in the countryside, shrinking towns: what “imaginary world” for the city of tomorrow? Poster presentation. Saint-Etienne, France (remote). 13 October 2021. Available from:
https://urbanimaginary.sciencesconf.org/resource/page/id/8.

BARROS, Gil and BERTOCCHI, Luiz Gustavo, 2020. A Notation to Support Exploring Collaboration in Design Teams. In: Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture. 28 December 2020. Vol. 14, no. 12, pp. 644–657. DOI 10.17265/1934-7359/2020.12.002. Available from:
https://dx.doi.org/10.17265/1934-7359/2020.12.002.

BARROS, Gil, 2019. A contribuição das profissões de projeto no enfrentamento de problemas complexos. In: Atas do 3° Colóquio Internacional ICHT 2019 – Imaginário: Construir e Habitar a Terra. São Paulo, SP, Brazil: FAUUSP. 2019. pp. 83–92. Available from:
https://sites.usp.br/icht2019/wp-content/uploads/sites/416/dlm_uploads/2019/07/A-contribuic%CC%A7a%CC%83o-das-profisso%CC%83es-de-projeto-no-enfrentamento-de-problemas-complexos.pdf.

BARROS, Gil, BERTOCCHI, Luiz Gustavo and COLLAÇO, Daniel Fleming, 2019.
Using the Business Model Canvas to analyze architectural firms. In: Proceedings of the CIB World Building Congress 2019 on Constructing Smart Cities. Hong Kong, China: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. 2019. pp. 3471–3483. Available from:
https://site.cibworld.nl/dl/publications/WBC19/WBC_Proceedings_June2019_Complete.pdf.

BUNDER, Jeferson and BARROS, Gil, 2019. O Estudo de Caso e a Pesquisa-ação: Compreensão Teórica e Evidências Empíricas. In: Anais: Projetar para quem? Desafios locais frente às mudanças globais.
Uberlândia: PPGAU/FAU/FAUeD/UFU. 2019. Available from:
https://doi.org/10.14393/sbqp19140.

TREVISAN, Ricardo Marques, BARROS, Gil and ONO, Rosaria, 2018. A tabela de honorários do CAU frente à teoria de marketing para precificação. In: Anais do XVII Encontro Nacional de Tecnologia do Ambiente Construído.
Porto Alegre: ANTAC. 2018. pp. 4186. Available from:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EOfjTvkXL7aqgK9y5wqPamRSLsa3D-1V/view.

BARROS, Gil and SAKURAI, Tatiana, 2016. Os enfoques racional e reflexive e sua relação com a gestão de projeto em arquitetura. In: Anais do XVI ENTAC – Encontro Nacional de Tecnologia do Ambiente Construído: desafios e perspectivas da internacionalização da construção. Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil: Associação Nacional do Ambiente Construído (ANTAC). 2016.
pp. 2601–2611. Available from:
http://infohab.org.br/entac/2016/ENTAC2016_paper_90.pdf.

BARROS, Gil and VELLOSO, Leandro, 2013. How the communication between designers was affected by ActionSketch, a technique to improve sketches in interaction design. In: InfoDesign – Revista Brasileira de Design da Informação (Brazilian Journal of Information Design). 2013. Vol. 10, no. 01, pp. 1–17. DOI 10.51358/id.v10i1.162. Available from:
http://www.infodesign.org.br/revista/index.php/infodesign/article/view/162.


Gil Barros

Visiting Professor
Research Areas

About

Gil Barros is Visiting Professor at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA), University of British Columbia. He is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of São Paulo (FAUUSP), Brazil.

His research and teaching interests are in design process and methods, mainly how they can be applied for greater social impact, both within and beyond traditional design disciplines, such as architecture, urban planning, and industrial design. During his period at SPPGA, his research aligns with the studies of Strategic Design from Prof. Moura Quayle, primarily focusing on how to improve the design practice for non-designers (people without a formal design background) and the facilitation skills of design professionals, to drive social innovation and positive impact in diverse fields such as healthcare, education, environmental protection, social justice, and economic development.

In addition to his academic research, Gil has extensive professional experience in the design field, with more than 15 years of experience, when he had his design practice and worked with several large Brazilian companies, international clients, and multicultural teams.

He completed his PhD and conducted postdoctoral research at FAUUSP, focusing on the use of physical and conceptual models as support tools in the design process. He holds a degree in Architecture and Urbanism from FAUUSP and a Master’s in Electrical Engineering from Poli-USP.


Teaching


Publications

Book Chapters

BARROS, Gil, 2021. Desafios para abordagens baseadas em projeto: projetistas como facilitadores no projeto participativo. In: MAFRA MIGLIORINI, Jeanine (ed.), Divergências e Convergências: Arquitetura,
Urbanismo e Design. Ponta Grossa: Atena. pp. 150–159.
ISBN 978-65-5706-894-6. Available from:
https://www.atenaeditora.com.br/post-artigo/47488. DOI 10.22533/at.ed.94621180314

BARROS, Gil, 2018. Racionalidade e problemas selvagens no projeto de cidades inteligentes. In: ROZESTRATEN, Artur (ed.), Cidades “Inteligentes” e poéticas urbanas. 1. São Paulo, SP, Brazil: Annablume.
pp. 67–91. ISBN 978-85-391-0919-7.

BARROS, Gil, 2014. Extending ActionSketch for New Interaction Styles: Gestural Interfaces and Interactive Environments. In: MARCUS, Aaron(ed.), Design, User Experience, and Usability. User Experience Design for Diverse Interaction Platforms and Environments. Cham: Springer International Publishing. Lecture Notes in Computer Science.
pp. 509–520. ISBN 978-3-319-07625-6. Available from:
http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-319-07626-3_48.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Conference Papers

BARROS, Gil, 2021. Reconsidering the image of architecture and design for collective practices. In: ICHT 2021 – Megalopolises, metropolises, towns in the countryside, shrinking towns: what “imaginary world” for the city of tomorrow? Poster presentation. Saint-Etienne, France (remote). 13 October 2021. Available from:
https://urbanimaginary.sciencesconf.org/resource/page/id/8.

BARROS, Gil and BERTOCCHI, Luiz Gustavo, 2020. A Notation to Support Exploring Collaboration in Design Teams. In: Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture. 28 December 2020. Vol. 14, no. 12, pp. 644–657. DOI 10.17265/1934-7359/2020.12.002. Available from:
https://dx.doi.org/10.17265/1934-7359/2020.12.002.

BARROS, Gil, 2019. A contribuição das profissões de projeto no enfrentamento de problemas complexos. In: Atas do 3° Colóquio Internacional ICHT 2019 – Imaginário: Construir e Habitar a Terra. São Paulo, SP, Brazil: FAUUSP. 2019. pp. 83–92. Available from:
https://sites.usp.br/icht2019/wp-content/uploads/sites/416/dlm_uploads/2019/07/A-contribuic%CC%A7a%CC%83o-das-profisso%CC%83es-de-projeto-no-enfrentamento-de-problemas-complexos.pdf.

BARROS, Gil, BERTOCCHI, Luiz Gustavo and COLLAÇO, Daniel Fleming, 2019.
Using the Business Model Canvas to analyze architectural firms. In: Proceedings of the CIB World Building Congress 2019 on Constructing Smart Cities. Hong Kong, China: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. 2019. pp. 3471–3483. Available from:
https://site.cibworld.nl/dl/publications/WBC19/WBC_Proceedings_June2019_Complete.pdf.

BUNDER, Jeferson and BARROS, Gil, 2019. O Estudo de Caso e a Pesquisa-ação: Compreensão Teórica e Evidências Empíricas. In: Anais: Projetar para quem? Desafios locais frente às mudanças globais.
Uberlândia: PPGAU/FAU/FAUeD/UFU. 2019. Available from:
https://doi.org/10.14393/sbqp19140.

TREVISAN, Ricardo Marques, BARROS, Gil and ONO, Rosaria, 2018. A tabela de honorários do CAU frente à teoria de marketing para precificação. In: Anais do XVII Encontro Nacional de Tecnologia do Ambiente Construído.
Porto Alegre: ANTAC. 2018. pp. 4186. Available from:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EOfjTvkXL7aqgK9y5wqPamRSLsa3D-1V/view.

BARROS, Gil and SAKURAI, Tatiana, 2016. Os enfoques racional e reflexive e sua relação com a gestão de projeto em arquitetura. In: Anais do XVI ENTAC – Encontro Nacional de Tecnologia do Ambiente Construído: desafios e perspectivas da internacionalização da construção. Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil: Associação Nacional do Ambiente Construído (ANTAC). 2016.
pp. 2601–2611. Available from:
http://infohab.org.br/entac/2016/ENTAC2016_paper_90.pdf.

BARROS, Gil and VELLOSO, Leandro, 2013. How the communication between designers was affected by ActionSketch, a technique to improve sketches in interaction design. In: InfoDesign – Revista Brasileira de Design da Informação (Brazilian Journal of Information Design). 2013. Vol. 10, no. 01, pp. 1–17. DOI 10.51358/id.v10i1.162. Available from:
http://www.infodesign.org.br/revista/index.php/infodesign/article/view/162.


Gil Barros

Visiting Professor
Research Areas

Gil Barros is Visiting Professor at the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA), University of British Columbia. He is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of São Paulo (FAUUSP), Brazil.

His research and teaching interests are in design process and methods, mainly how they can be applied for greater social impact, both within and beyond traditional design disciplines, such as architecture, urban planning, and industrial design. During his period at SPPGA, his research aligns with the studies of Strategic Design from Prof. Moura Quayle, primarily focusing on how to improve the design practice for non-designers (people without a formal design background) and the facilitation skills of design professionals, to drive social innovation and positive impact in diverse fields such as healthcare, education, environmental protection, social justice, and economic development.

In addition to his academic research, Gil has extensive professional experience in the design field, with more than 15 years of experience, when he had his design practice and worked with several large Brazilian companies, international clients, and multicultural teams.

He completed his PhD and conducted postdoctoral research at FAUUSP, focusing on the use of physical and conceptual models as support tools in the design process. He holds a degree in Architecture and Urbanism from FAUUSP and a Master's in Electrical Engineering from Poli-USP.

Book Chapters

BARROS, Gil, 2021. Desafios para abordagens baseadas em projeto: projetistas como facilitadores no projeto participativo. In: MAFRA MIGLIORINI, Jeanine (ed.), Divergências e Convergências: Arquitetura,
Urbanismo e Design. Ponta Grossa: Atena. pp. 150–159.
ISBN 978-65-5706-894-6. Available from:
https://www.atenaeditora.com.br/post-artigo/47488. DOI 10.22533/at.ed.94621180314

BARROS, Gil, 2018. Racionalidade e problemas selvagens no projeto de cidades inteligentes. In: ROZESTRATEN, Artur (ed.), Cidades “Inteligentes” e poéticas urbanas. 1. São Paulo, SP, Brazil: Annablume.
pp. 67–91. ISBN 978-85-391-0919-7.

BARROS, Gil, 2014. Extending ActionSketch for New Interaction Styles: Gestural Interfaces and Interactive Environments. In: MARCUS, Aaron(ed.), Design, User Experience, and Usability. User Experience Design for Diverse Interaction Platforms and Environments. Cham: Springer International Publishing. Lecture Notes in Computer Science.
pp. 509–520. ISBN 978-3-319-07625-6. Available from:
http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-319-07626-3_48.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Conference Papers

BARROS, Gil, 2021. Reconsidering the image of architecture and design for collective practices. In: ICHT 2021 - Megalopolises, metropolises, towns in the countryside, shrinking towns: what “imaginary world” for the city of tomorrow? Poster presentation. Saint-Etienne, France (remote). 13 October 2021. Available from:
https://urbanimaginary.sciencesconf.org/resource/page/id/8.

BARROS, Gil and BERTOCCHI, Luiz Gustavo, 2020. A Notation to Support Exploring Collaboration in Design Teams. In: Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture. 28 December 2020. Vol. 14, no. 12, pp. 644–657. DOI 10.17265/1934-7359/2020.12.002. Available from:
https://dx.doi.org/10.17265/1934-7359/2020.12.002.

BARROS, Gil, 2019. A contribuição das profissões de projeto no enfrentamento de problemas complexos. In: Atas do 3° Colóquio Internacional ICHT 2019 – Imaginário: Construir e Habitar a Terra. São Paulo, SP, Brazil: FAUUSP. 2019. pp. 83–92. Available from:
https://sites.usp.br/icht2019/wp-content/uploads/sites/416/dlm_uploads/2019/07/A-contribuic%CC%A7a%CC%83o-das-profisso%CC%83es-de-projeto-no-enfrentamento-de-problemas-complexos.pdf.

BARROS, Gil, BERTOCCHI, Luiz Gustavo and COLLAÇO, Daniel Fleming, 2019.
Using the Business Model Canvas to analyze architectural firms. In: Proceedings of the CIB World Building Congress 2019 on Constructing Smart Cities. Hong Kong, China: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. 2019. pp. 3471–3483. Available from:
https://site.cibworld.nl/dl/publications/WBC19/WBC_Proceedings_June2019_Complete.pdf.

BUNDER, Jeferson and BARROS, Gil, 2019. O Estudo de Caso e a Pesquisa-ação: Compreensão Teórica e Evidências Empíricas. In: Anais: Projetar para quem? Desafios locais frente às mudanças globais.
Uberlândia: PPGAU/FAU/FAUeD/UFU. 2019. Available from:
https://doi.org/10.14393/sbqp19140.

TREVISAN, Ricardo Marques, BARROS, Gil and ONO, Rosaria, 2018. A tabela de honorários do CAU frente à teoria de marketing para precificação. In: Anais do XVII Encontro Nacional de Tecnologia do Ambiente Construído.
Porto Alegre: ANTAC. 2018. pp. 4186. Available from:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EOfjTvkXL7aqgK9y5wqPamRSLsa3D-1V/view.

BARROS, Gil and SAKURAI, Tatiana, 2016. Os enfoques racional e reflexive e sua relação com a gestão de projeto em arquitetura. In: Anais do XVI ENTAC - Encontro Nacional de Tecnologia do Ambiente Construído: desafios e perspectivas da internacionalização da construção. Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil: Associação Nacional do Ambiente Construído (ANTAC). 2016.
pp. 2601–2611. Available from:
http://infohab.org.br/entac/2016/ENTAC2016_paper_90.pdf.

BARROS, Gil and VELLOSO, Leandro, 2013. How the communication between designers was affected by ActionSketch, a technique to improve sketches in interaction design. In: InfoDesign - Revista Brasileira de Design da Informação (Brazilian Journal of Information Design). 2013. Vol. 10, no. 01, pp. 1–17. DOI 10.51358/id.v10i1.162. Available from:
http://www.infodesign.org.br/revista/index.php/infodesign/article/view/162.