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Omar Huerta is a creative leader with more than 10 years of oxperience working in the fields of Innovation, Product Design and Design Strategy.

He has helped with his work to global companies to go beyond common products and get them rediscovered through Disruptive Innovation and Design Thinking.

His work has been influential and recognized worlwide, he has given Design and Innovation lectures and workshops, and he's actively involved in initiatives to transform linear economies into circular ones by using User-centered design.


Research Expertise and Interests

  • Design Driven Innovation
  • New Product Development
  • Product Design
  • Breakthrough Innovation
  • Disruptive Innovation
  • Design for Sustainability and Manufacturability
  • Circular economy


Research Degree Supervision

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  • Product Development
  • Product Design
  • New Product Development
  • Innovation
  • Disruptive Innovation
  • Breakthrough Innovation
  • Circular Economy
  • Design Driven Innovation
  • Design for Sustainability
  • Design for Manufacturability

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Research Output 2018 2019

  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 1 Article

A Design-based Approach to Enhancing Technical Drawing Skills in Design and Engineering Education using VR and AR Tools

Huerta Cardoso, O. I., Kus, A., Unver, E., Aslan, P. R., Dawood, M., Kofoglu, M. & Ivanov, V., 26 Feb 2019, VISIGRAPP 2019: Proceedings of the 14th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications. Kerren, A., Hurter, C. & Braz, J. (eds.). Portugal: Science and Technology Publications, Lda., Vol. 3. p. 306-313 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
best practice
research project

An Approach to Improve Technical Drawing using VR and AR Tools

Huerta Cardoso, O. I., Unver, E., Aslan, P. R., Kus, A. & Allen, J., 28 Apr 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Computer-Aided Design and Applications. 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Drawing (graphics)
Product Design
Engineering Design
Product design

An evaluation of technical drawings training needs for developing new training methods

Kus, P. A., Aslan, P. R., Unver, E., Huerta Cardoso, O. I., Dimitrov, P. L., Tomov, A. P. P. & Tekin, P. Y., 24 Jun 2018, ХXVII International Scientific and Technical Conference AUTOMATION OF DISCRETE PRODUCTION ENGINEERING “ADP – 2018”: ХXVII международна научно-техническа конференция Автоматизация на Дискретното Производство“ АДП – 2018”. 224 ed. Bulgaria, Vol. 3. p. 309 - 317 8 p. (Sozopol at the Recreation base of TU Sofia; vol. 3, no. 224).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

training method
method of teaching

Activities 2014 2018

  • 6 Oral presentation
  • 2 Consultancy
  • 1 International Collaboration

Technical University of Sofia

Omar Ivan Huerta Cardoso (Visiting researcher), Ertu Unver (Visiting researcher)
7 Nov 201810 Nov 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesInternational Collaboration

Consultancy on Sustainable Materials

Omar Ivan Huerta Cardoso (Consultant)
10 Jul 201811 Jul 2018

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy

Design Driven Strategy

Omar Ivan Huerta Cardoso (Consultant)
11 Jun 2018

Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancy

Development of a Bio-Based Material - A "Design Thinking" Approach to Enable Suitable Innovation

Omar Ivan Huerta Cardoso (Speaker)
31 May 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Innovacion en Materiales para una Economia Circular

Omar Ivan Huerta Cardoso (Speaker)
20 Oct 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation