Martha Patricia Zarza Delgado

Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (Mexico)

uaemex.mx

Board Member Nominee

As a dedicated professional with a passion for design I feel I can contribute to the WDO’s mission by promoting industrial design as a key factor for sustainable local development, not only in Mexico but also in Latin American and Spanish-speaking countries where, in general terms, there is still a widespread lack of knowledge about the social, environmental, cultural and economic benefits of design.

As a dedicated professional with a passion for design I feel I can contribute to the WDO’s mission by promoting industrial design as a key factor for sustainable local development, not only in Mexico but also in Latin American and Spanish-speaking countries where, in general terms, there is still a widespread lack of knowledge about the social, environmental, cultural and economic benefits of design.

Finally, I would like to contribute by creating national and international collaborative networks between academia, industry and government from WDO international programs such as Interdesign and World Design Talks.

Member Organization
Autonomous University of the State of Mexico

Languages
Spanish and English

Education
Bachelor in Industrial design, UAEM, Mexico, 1993
Master in Products Development, UPC, Spain, 1996
Master in Sciencie of Design, ASU, U.S.A. 2002.
PhD in Social Science, El Colegio Mexiquense, Mexico, 2009

Professional Experience
The start of my professional life was spent designing ergonomic tools, display furniture and toys for blind children, before moving over to the academic sector as a teacher and scientist.

Present Occupation
Associate Professor in the undergraduate program of Industrial Design and both the master and PhD programs of Design of the UAEM. Currently conducting research projects focusing on gender issues of design and sustainable design.