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David Soasti Bareta

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Christian Papilloud

Research Project:

Future Explorations: Visions of new meanings in technology-based products

Paulo David Soasti Bareta is a PhD candidate at the Graduate  School "Society and Culture in Motion" at Martin Luther University  Halle-Wittenberg.

His research project analyzes the evolution of the design process, as a meaning proposal on objects of technological nature.

His broader research interests include co-design, big data,  speculative realism, new materialism, posthumanist design, and  Anthropocene.

Following undergraduate studies at the Pontifical Catholic  University of Ecuador, David earned a Master’s degree in Industrial  Design and Product Innovation from Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico.

Among others, he participated in conferences and workshops of  Knowledge Cities World Summit at Universidad de La Laguna - Spain,  Congreso Internacional México Transatlántico 2018 at Tecnologico de  Monterrey - Mexico, the 1st International Congress of International  Bussiness at Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas - Mexico, Latin American  Network for Economics of Learning, Innovation and Competence Building  Systems (LALICS) 2018  and Young Scholar Initiative – Institute for New  Economic Thinking (YSI-INET) 2018 at Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana -  Mexico.

David is a member of the European Alliance for Innovation (EAI) and European Cooperation for Science and Technology (ECST)


with Gerardo Muñiz: "Conceptual model for the explanation of the  phenomenon of Radical Innovation at the Disruption of Internet of  Things, on scales of SmartObjects, SmartHomes and SmartCities.", in Enrique Sucar, Oscar Mayora and Enrique Munoz de Cote (eds.): Applications for Future Internet, Springer 2016