Teresa Franqueira

Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Is a designer and holds a PhD in Design. As a designer, she has participated in several national and international exhibitions and has developed both interior design projects and projects for the Portuguese glass industry. She has also been a jury member of several design competitions, and a consultant to the Design+ programme promoted by the CPD (Portuguese Design Centre). She was also commissioner for the More Design More Industry Programme in Paredes.

She has been lecturing at the University of Aveiro since 2001 and has developed her research with Ezio Manzini at the Politecnico di Milano.

Teresa is a senior researcher at the ID+ Research Centre, coordinator of the ID+ DESIS Lab, and a member of the international DESIS Network – Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability. Her research interests focus on themes related to service design and social innovations, and alternative scenarios towards more sustainable economic and social models. Within this scope she has published various papers and participated in several international conferences. She has been invited as a keynote speaker and to take part in several workshops, particularly in relation to scenario building and the identification of possible solutions to be used for specific projects in creative places (Italy, Portugal, Sweden, UK, Finland and Brazil).


Vasco Branco

Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Vasco Branco was awarded his doctorate in Electrotechnical Engineering and Computer Science from the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Porto. He is an Associate Lecturer at the Department of Communication and Arts, University of Aveiro, where he was one of the first people responsible for the development of the degree, master and doctorate programmes in the area of design.

Up until 2012, he coordinated the Doctorate Programme in Design, a joint initiative between the University of Aveiro and the University of Porto.

Vasco is the director of ID+ (the Research Institute for Design, Media and Culture). He has also represented the University of Aveiro in his role as vice-president of ADDICT (an agency for the development of creative industries).

An executive committee member of the European Academy of Design, Vasco is also involved in the edition of various international journals in the area of Design, such as The Design Journal; The ‘Radical’ Designist: Journal of Design Culture; I+DISEÑO.


Francisco Providência

Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Francisco Providência was born in Coimbra in 1961. He graduated in Communication Design, and taught design and drawing at the University of Porto’s School of Architecture. He then joined the faculty at the University of Aveiro, where he collaborated on structuring the Design curriculum. Having completed his PhD, Francisco directs the doctorate programme at the University of Aveiro. Francisco’s professional design practice (in his own studio) since 1985, has been dedicated to the transfer of design in companies and Museography, synthesis domain and interdisciplinarity, and creative functions directed towards social innovation. In terms of research, Francisco is a co-founder of the research unit ID+, which focuses on understanding the poetics in design as a local ethos, considering manifestations required for cultural diversity on a global level.


João Sampaio

Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

João Nunes Sampaio graduated in Industrial Design at University of Aveiro and subsequently completed his masters at the School of Engineering, University of Porto. From 2006 to 2009, he was a visiting lecturer in Industrial Design at the University of Coimbra’s Faculty of Science and Technology. João is currently a PhD student at the University of Aveiro, where he has been assistant lecturing in design to masters level, since 2009.

His research aims to investigate collaborative strategies and operative tools for design practice to facilitate cases of sustainable urban scenarios – whereby co-design platforms encourage an active approach, involving the people in the development process, leading to effective and holistic solutions.


Joana Quental

Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Joana Quental completed her PhD in Design, entitled “The illustration as a process and thinking – Authorship and interpretation”, at the University of Aveiro in 2009. She was holds a degree in Communication Design, during which she concentrated on illustration – from the same institution.

Joana currently lectures at the Department of Communication and Arts at the University of Aveiro, regularly participating in conferences, seminars and exhibitions. Her research interests focus on illustration as a privileged means of communicating with children. Joana has produced a vast amount of work in this area, having been awarded with several prizes, including an honourable mention in the National Competition of Children’s Illustration promoted by IPLB and IBBY (1997).


Helena Barbosa

Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Helena Barbosa lectures in Design disciplines to Undergraduate, Master and Ph.D level at the University of Aveiro (UA). Her academic areas of interest include Portuguese Design History and Portuguese material culture – posters and virtual museums in particular. She is responsible for the contents of a virtual on-line poster museum (featuring 30,000 posters), a project which is being developed at UA. She is the vice-president of the ID+ Research Institute for Design, Media, and Culture; an editorial board member of “The Poster” journal published by Intellect; and a member of the Scientific Committee of the journal, “Eme: experimental illustration design”, published by Editorial Universitat de València.


Maria João Antunes

Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Maria João Antunes is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication and Arts, at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. She was awarded her Ph.D. in Sciences and Technologies of Communication (2007), and a degree in New Communication Technologies (1998) from the University of Aveiro. Her research interests focus on the relationship between new information and communication technologies and people/organisations (e.g. participatory culture, webradio, smart cities, mGovernment, eHealth).


Rui Raposo

Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication and Art my main goal (or probably not) is to find a cure for my academic squitzofrenia. With this I mean that I expect to come to a point, in my sometimes overfilled academic life, where I will not get turned on by multiple technology related areas and will center my attention on one or two issues. However, I am afraid that this may be a blow to what I believe drives creativity and innovation. Until then (light years from now I hope) I will continue to keep trying, as best as I can, to look at what is going on around me from outside the box and continue looking for the awh! factor in everything.

My specialties are Interpersonal Communication, academic networking, not being able to turn away from a what seems to be the spark for a good idea.

Within my current research activities I am coordinating projects and supervising master and PhD students doing research about issues related with e-tourism, cybermuseology, the use of IT in collective memory related projects and student mobility within the Erasmus Program.


Ana Veloso

Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Ana Veloso is an assistant lecturer and a Academic Board Member of the Research Centre CETAC.MEDIA – at the Department of Communication and Art, University of Aveiro. She is the current Vice Chair of the Portuguese Society of Video Games (SPCV). Throughout her career, Ana Veloso has supervised the academic work of many students at masters and doctoral levels. She has also coordinated several research projects, such as SEDUCE, EYES ON GAMES, Interactive Magic Places and People and Practices. She was awarded her Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Technologies from the University of Aveiro. Her research interests include computer-mediated communication, human-computer interaction, usability, digital inclusion and participation and video games, for adults and children.


Jorge Ferraz

Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Jorge Trinidad Ferraz de Abreu was awarded his Bachelor and Masters degrees in Electronics and Telecommunications from the University of Aveiro (UA), Portugal. After his participation in several European projects, he joined the Department of Communication and Arts (UA) and concluded is PhD in Sciences and Communication Technologies. He currently teaches on the three levels of courses offered by the department; the undergraduate, masters and PhD programmes.

As a member of the research unit CETAC.MEDIA, Jorge develops research activities in new media, cross-platform content and Interactive Television, with a particular interest in the development and evaluation of Social iTV applications.

His research team for Social iTV ( HYPERLINK “http://socialitv.web.ua.pt/” \t “_blank” http://socialitv.web.ua.pt/) has been involved in the conceptualization and development of several iTV projects, namely WeOnTV, iNeighbour TV, Crossed TV games, TV Discovery and Enjoy.


Fernando Ramos

Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Fernando Ramos completed his PhD in the area of Electrical Engineering/ Telecommunication Systems in 1992 and aggregated in Communication and Art in 2001. He was the head of the Department of Electronics and Communications at the University of Aveiro from 1994-1999, directed the Centre for Multimedia and Distance Education between 1998 and 2009, and was head of the Department of Communication and Art from 2001-2005.

Fernando was elected and appointed to various positions of the Senate, the Scientific Council and the Statutory Assembly of the University of Aveiro.

Apart from co-ordinating diverse curricula at the University of Aveiro, such as degree, master and doctorate programmes, Fernando has also been involved in distance education projects with universities in Cape Verde, Mozambique and East Timor; acted as a consultant for various EU Commissions, and represented Portugal in international forums. His current research areas of interest include communication sciences and technologies, e-learning, methodologies and technologies for distance learning and education and the training of teachers for higher-level education.

Fernando has published widely, regularly presenting his research at national and international conferences, and has guest lectured at universities in Brazil and Japan.


Luis Pedro

Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Luís Pedro is an Assistant Professor at the University of Aveiro (UA) and director of the Doctoral Programme, Multimedia in Education. His research interests focus on the fields of Communication and New Media, particularly in the conceptualization, development and evaluation of Web 2.0 tools, social media in educational contexts and the development and use of games in formal and informal education and training scenarios.


Susana Sardo

Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Susana Sardo is an ethnomusicologist and Assistant Professor at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, where she directs the Doctorate Programme in Music. Her research interests include music in Goa and the Goan Diaspora; music and the post-colonial approach; and music and the lusophonic world, including Portugal.

She has conducted fieldwork and archival research in Portugal and in India. Susana Sardo is the author of the book “Guerras de Jasmim e Mogarim: Música, Identidade e Emoções em Goa” (2011) which received the 2012 Culture Award from the Lisbon Geographical Society. Her other publications include the scientific coordination of Journey of Sounds, a 12 CD collection about the musical landscape created by the Portuguese post-colonialism. Since 2009, she has directed the Aveiro branch of the Research Centre for Ethnomusicology (INET-MD).

Jorge Castro Ribeiro

Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Jorge Castro Ribeiro graduated in musicology from the New University of Lisbon and completed his PhD in Music (Ethnomusicology) at the University of Aveiro.

He is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication and Art at the University of Aveiro. Jorge is a Senior Researcher at INET-MD (Institute of Ethnomusicology – Research Centre for Music and Dance). He has carried out ethnomusicological research since 1992, in mainland Portugal, Madeira, Cape Verde and Brazil. His research interests include Cape Verdian music, migration, postcolonial studies, music education, and music within lusophone communities.

He has presented his research findings at various academic conferences and published essays and academic recordings in Portugal, Spain, France, the United Kingdom, the USA, Canada and Brazil. Apart from his academic activity, teaching and researching, Jorge is also involved in activities for the general public, such as music dissemination and education.


António Vassalo Lourenço

Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

António Vassalo Lourenço holds a doctorate in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Cincinnati (USA). He is currently the Director of the Department of Communication and Art at the University of Aveiro, where he also teaches conducting and group music classes. He has been the conductor and artistic director of the Filarmonia das Beiras Orchestra since 1999.  He previously worked as with the Portuguese Youth Orchestra and the Concert Orchestra in Cincinnati.

Between 2000 and 2004, he was the Artistic Director of the International Festival of Music in Aveiro, and from 2002 to 2003, he held the position of Artistic Co-ordinator of the Portuguese Symphony Orchestra and the São Carlos National Theatre Choir.

In 2006, António Vassalo Lourenço founded the Opera Studio in central Portugal, a project which has offered important opportunities, in terms of providing training and by performing operas all over the country, presenting not only some of the most important works in the repertoire, but also productions in Portuguese, Portuguese operas and children’s operas.


Jorge Salgado Correia

Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Jorge Salgado Correia studied Philosophy and Music at universities in Portugal, Holland and England, completing his PhD in 2003, at the University of Sheffield. As a flautist, he specialises in contemporary music and has given numerous premieres, including works which have been written specifically for him.

Throughout his career, Jorge has performed in countries throughout Europe, South America and in the USA, has participated in various television and radio programmes and has recorded several CDs. He plays in diverse ensembles, including the PERFORMA ENSEMBLE – a laboratory of creation and performance. In addition to his activities as a solo flautist and a chamber musician, Jorge lectures at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. As a researcher, he has published a range of articles in journals such as Psychology of Music, in addition to book chapters which have been published by Oxford University Press.

He is a member of the Institute for Ethnomusicology – Research Centre for Studies in Music and Dance, where he coordinates the Research Group for Performance Studies and Performance as Artistic Research. He is the President of the Portuguese Flute Association.


Paulo Maria Rodrigues

Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Paulo Maria Rodrigues is a composer, performing musician and educator. After completing a PhD in Applied Genetics, he resumed his earlier musical interests and studied opera and composition. His work as an educator started with composing and directing musical theatre pieces for children at Musiworks, London, where he was also an assistant at the ENO Baylis Programme.

Around 1998 he co-founded the Companhia de Música Teatral, which led to the creation and presentation of several original projects within the realm of Music Theatre, such as pieces for toddlers and children and interdisciplinary projects with an emphasis on technology. From 2006 to 2010 he was the coordinator of the Education Service at Casa da Música, Porto. He devised a vast program of original musical activities for a broad range of audiences, using diverse approaches to music making/ creating/ listening knowing and directed several interdisciplinary artistic and community projects.

His academic and artistic work has been presented in Portugal, Spain, the UK, Finland, Germany, Poland, Brazil, the USA, Canada and China. He was a Guest Lecturer at the School of Arts, of the Católica University, Porto; Senior Research Associate at the Planetary Collegium and is currently a Professor at Department of Communication and Art at the University of Aveiro.


Sara Carvalho

Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Sara Carvalho is a Lecturer at the Department of Communication and Arts at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, where she co-cordinates undergraduate and masters degrees in Music Studies. She is a research fellow at INET-MD, and her research is balanced between the fields of Music Education and Music Composition.

As a composer she is interested in the interaction of Performing Arts, as an extension and transformation of musical thinking, and all aspects associated with musical narrative. Her portfolio contains over 40 pieces – for solo instruments, small and large ensembles and orchestra – which are regularly performed, both in Portugal and around the world, by ensembles and soloists of international standing. Several of her pieces are available on CD, released under Numérica and Phonedition labels. In 2012 Numérica edited her first monographic CD, “7 pomegranate seeds”. Many of her scores are published by the Portuguese Music Information & Investigation Centre.

In the field of Music Education, Sara is researching the influence of creative processes on the development of musical thinking in children. She is also interested in instrumental optimization and adult musical learning. She is a regular presenter at national and international conferences and published numerous articles. She co-directs the International Conference, Performa, held in 2007 and 2011 at the University of Aveiro, Portugal.


Paulo Bernardino

Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Paulo Bernardino Bastos holds a PhD in Art Studies. He received his MA in Sculpture from the Royal College of Art in London, having previously studied Sculpture at the Faculty of Fine Art in Porto, Portugal.

Paulo’s research focuses on the artist’s use of traditional techniques framed by the disciplines of drawing and sculpture as a means of expression. Thus, in the articulation of his field research regarding theory and practice, he has developed his universe of research, through looking at images produced by various technological mediations.

Paulo has participated in several international events, both as a lecturer and as an artist.


Pedro Bessa

Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Pedro Bessa holds a PhD in design (University of Aveiro, 2005) and an M.A. in Fine Art and Theatre – interdisciplinary and theoretical studies (University of Surrey, 1993). He currently lectures at Department of Communication and Art, University of Aveiro, where he has also directed the M.A. in Contemporary Artistic Creation course since 2002.

He is a member of the Portuguese Research Institute of Design, Media and Culture (ID+); of APEM/ Portuguese Association of Women Studies, and EAD/ European Academy of Design. Pedro’s research areas of interest include critical theory, design studies, feminism and gender studies.



João Mota

Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

João A. Mota holds a PhD degree in Design from the University of Aveiro (under the academic supervision of James S. Ackerman – Graduate School of Design – Harvard University; and João Cabral – Environment and Planning Department – University of Aveiro).  João was awarded his Masters in Fine Arts in Visual Studies from the Visual Studies Workshop – State University of New York, having previously graduated with a degree in Fine Arts from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon.

João has taught design courses at NYU (New York University 1995), GSD (Graduate School of Design – Harvard University 1995 – 2000), and has been teaching full time at the University of Aveiro since 2000.

He is a founding member of the Portuguese Research Institute of Design, Media and Culture (ID+). João’s current research interests include: Strategic Design (deep programmatic changes / knowledge transfer); Visual studies (Photography, Drawing: Non commercial images for the city / Non commercial images set within the architectural and the urban space); Art Criticism.


Carlos Fragateiro

Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Carlos Fragateiro is a lecturer at the Department of Commication and Art, University of Aveiro. He graduated from the School of Theatre and Cinema in Lisbon and subsequently completed his Masters in Education from the University of Montreal. He holds a PhD in Communication Sciences and Technologies from the University of Aveiro. From 1981 to 1989, Carlos organised four international meetings of Drama and Theatre in Education.

He chaired the Organizing Committee of the 1st International Congress of Theatre and Education, whereby the IDEA, the International Association of Theatre and Education was founded in 1992, at the Rivoli Theatre, Porto. He was elected Vice President and Special Projects Coordinator of the IDEA. Carlos also organised the 3rd World Congress of Sociology and Theatre in Lisbon in 1992.

He integrated the direction of the INATEL through his position as Vice President from 1996 to 1999, was the artistic director of the Teatro da Trindade between 1997 and 2006, and the artistic director of the D. Maria II National Theatre from 2006 to 2008.


Rosa Oliveira

Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Rosa Maria Oliveira graduated in Fine Arts-Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto, Portugal and holds a PhD in Design from the University of Aveiro (UA), Portugal.

She lectures at Department of Communication and Art at UA, currently teaching post-graduate courses in Artistic Education and Contemporary Artistic Creation. She also supervises several PhD students in Art Studies. She is a senior researcher at the ID+ Research Institute for Design, Media and Culture. Her main research interests are Art and Science, Art Education and Artistic Holography.

Rosa is a member of InSEA. She has written several documents about her research and has given several solo and group exhibitions.



Inês Guedes de Oliveira

Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Assistant Professor at the University of Aveiro on the Department of Comunication and Art. Got a degree in Communication Design by the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto in 1983 and a PhD in Ciencies of Comunications by University of Aveiro in 2009, expertise in criativity, comunication and lucidity .

She teaches an array of different disciplines mainly in the area of artistic expressions in basic and advanced training of teachers and in the area of ​​creativity and ludicity.

Developed her research on the design of spaces and playful and creative artifacts, particularly has developed the project “casa das brincadeiras” working on the design, art direction and manufacturing of artefacts and on the transformation of urban spaces in playful and creative places, with a strong aesthetic content and artistic intervention and human development.


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