Sylvie Pouliot has been a professor at the School of Design, Université Laval, Quebec City, Canada since 1994. With her colleague Maude Bouchard, she co-founded « Atelier DIR (Design Impliqué et Responsable). Atelier dir is a think tank regarding methods of conceptualization, visual experimentation and solving visual communication problems. The term «impliqué» and «responsable» refers to the involvement of the designer, his/her degree of commitment and responsibilities to integrate in his/her work issues such as : ethical, social, economic, environmental and sustainable development. She is an accredited designer (DGA - designer gaphique agréée), title she received from the Graphic Designers Society of the Province of Quebec and a member of the CRI-VIFF, Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la violence familiale et la violence faite aux femmes. Her current research projects are in social design and are related to domestic violence. The particularities of her projects reside in a multidisciplinary approach and the use of participatory methodology at various stages of the design process, involving the collaboration of her audience/users such as women victims of domestic violence, men with impulsive behavior, children and social workers. The research team is composed of students, professionals and professors from different disciplines such as Social sciences, Communication and Design.
Professeure, École de Design, Université Laval