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Aldo Valencia

Doctoral Researcher

Aldo Valencia is a PhD scholar in the School of Design at Northumbria University, in the UK. He has served as a business consultant in strategic design for SMEs, which led him to co-found Creactiva lab, an innovation consultancy for the agro-industrial sector in Mexico. He often contributes to the Design Management master’s course at Northumbria University as an associate lecturer and guest speaker. He holds a masters in Design and Innovation with honours from Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro, Mexico, where he also ran the master’s program in Design and Innovation at the School of Engineering.





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Valencia Hernandez, Jose Aldo and Pearce, Alison (2019) Existing in the Wild: Designer-entrepreneurs moving from invention to innovation via an advantage-seeking mindset – a brief discussion of concepts. In: Proceedings of the 2019 International Conference on Global Entrepreneurial Talent Management & Social Collaboration. Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea, pp. 35-39.


Valencia, Aldo and Pearce, Alison (2019) Notes on Designer Entrepreneurs and “The Geppetto Effect”.Design Management Review, 30 (2). pp. 16-21. ISSN 1948-7169





Valencia Hernandez, Jose Aldo, Lievesley, Matthew, Young, Robert and Valencia Hernandez, Jose Omar (2018) Exploring the role of design-as-strategy in consumer product start-ups. In: DMI Academic Design Management Conference ADMC18: Next Wave, 1-2 August 2018, London.

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