I'm an Assistant Professor at the Department of Informatics Engineering (DEI) of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra (FCTUC), and a researcher at the Centre for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra (CISUC).

At the University of Coimbra, I teach Internet Technology⇗Interactive Media Design⇗Interface Architecture⇗, and Interactive Virtual Reality Environments⇗.

I'm also a Visiting Academic at the University of Saint Joseph, Macau, China, where I teach the Virtual Reality Environments⇗ module of the Design Master Programme.

My research interests include Human-Computer Interaction, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Tangible User Interfaces, Interaction Techniques, Interaction Design.

I have a PhD from the University of Minho (UM) where I worked at the Ubicomp group on interactive public display systems, an MSc in Mobile Systems also from the UM, and a Licenciatura from the Engineering Faculty of the University of Porto.

I'm also collaborator at the Research Center for Science and Technology of the Arts (CITAR) of the School of Arts - Porto, and former editor of the Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts until 2018.

I enjoy programming, especially for new interactive experiences, and I have developed several Processing libraries for interfacing with new input devices. I have also collaborated with various artists in the development of interactive art installations. See my projects page for details.


ECSCW 2022 - European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (Organizing committee). June 27, 2022

Electronics special issue on Advances in Tangible and Embodied Interaction for Virtual and Augmented Reality (Guest Editor). Submission deadline: April 30, 2022

[email protected] 2021 - Processing Community Day @Coimbra (Juri) December 9, 2021

Distance learning course Web-based Virtual Reality Environments. Application deadline: November 2, 2021 See my blog post about this course.

IFIP-ICEC 2021 - International Conference on Entertainment Computing (Program Co-chair). November 2, 2021

Invited talk at the "Workshop: 3D Printing and cultural-historical institutions" organized by FabLab BiH. I will talk about Accessible Tangible User Interfaces in eXtended Reality Experiences for Cultural Heritage

Recent publications

Taipina, D., & Cardoso, J. C. S. (2021). The Spectare device for experiencing stereoscopic photographs. In J. Maiero, M. Weier, & D. Zielasko (Eds.), ICAT-EGVE 2021 - International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence and Eurographics Symposium on Virtual Environments - Posters and Demos. The Eurographics Association. https://doi.org/10.2312/egve.20211335 (Best poster award)