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Nuno Otero

Nuno holds a PhD from Sussex University in the UK and he is an associate professor at LNU CeLeKT and a Research Fellow at the Department of Information Systems at University of Minho in Portugal.

Dr Otero is interested on theories and conceptual frameworks in HCI, from more traditional approaches taking a user centred perspective to more recent trends focusing on user’s experiences with technologies. In a nutshell, the question driving my research concerns the understanding of how the properties of distinct devices, computational artefacts and embedded external representations impact on people’s activities (from work related activities to educational and ludic contexts). Furthermore, he is also keen on understanding how distinct methodologies suit the investigation of different issues along the artefact design cycle and how the design solutions can the documented and reused by design teams.

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Latest publications

Müller, M., Otero, N. and Milrad, M. Shared Interactive Music Experiences in Public Spaces: User Engagement and Motivations. Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Interactive Surfaces and Spaces (ISS 2016), 2016, Niagara Falls, Canada.

Müller, M., Alissandrakis, A. and Otero, N. There is more to come: Anticipating content on interactive public displays through timer animations. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Pervasive Displays (PerDis), 2016, Oulu, Finland.

Lisa M. Rühmann, Nuno Otero, and Ian Oakley. 2016. A Tangible Tool for Visual Impaired Users to Learn Geometry. In Proceedings of the TEI '16: Tenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 577-583. DOI=

Müller, M., Otero, N., Alissandrakis, A. and Milrad, M. Increasing user engagement with distributed public displays through the awareness of peer interactions. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Pervasive Displays (PerDis), 2015, Saarbrücken, Germany.

Müller, M., Otero, N., Alissandrakis, A. and Milrad, M. Application features to convey peers' interactions to engage users in a display network. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Pervasive Displays (PerDis), 2015, Saarbrücken, Germany.

Müller, M., Otero, N., Alissandrakis, A., & Milrad, M. (2014). Evaluating usage patterns and adoption of an interactive video installation on public displays in school contexts. In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 160-169.

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