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Faber Ludens Institute for Interaction Design is a non-profit organization to promote Design and Technology in Brazil by integrating Market and Academy.
Founded in 2007, Faber-Ludens Institute partnered with Fisam and UNC, local universities, to launch a graduate course on Interaction Design that has now more than 70 students, coming from distances ranging between 100km to 2.000km. It was the first course in Brazil to bring electronics to the hands of designers, using technologies like Lego Robotics, Arduino microcontroller and Touchatag RFIDs.
Aside from the courses taught, Faber-Ludens does consulting and in-company training for clients like Electrolux, Volkswagen and Federal University of Paraná.
Faber-Ludens is also a research organization, but adopts a very innovative model: all the projects are developed like Free Software, so every member of the community can collaborate through the Faber-Ludens website and it´s email lists, that has more than 900 subscribers. It´s a vibrant community.