Nuno Jardim Nunes, Full Professor

Nuno Jardim Nunes is a Full professor at Tecnico – University of Lisbon and the President and founder of the Interactive Technologies Institute (ITI), the leading HCI and design research institute in Portugal. Nuno is the co-Director of the Carnegie Mellon International partnership and adjunct faculty at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Nuno is a strong advocate of the role of human-centric design in participatory culture and sustainability. His research influenced how digital technologies (including sensors, ML/AI, interactive storytelling, and mixed reality) can engage and inspire digital citizens to act sustainably and connect to nature and the broader ecosystems. Recently Nuno was nominated by the Portuguese Government to coordinate the working group to propose a vision for Portugal’s participation in the New European Bauhaus. His contribution led to the Bauhaus of the Seas manifesto he is currently pursuing as a thematic NEB proposal. Nuno organized several critical conferences of the ACM SIGCHI and published more than 160 peer-reviewed papers in international journals and conferences in the areas of HCI, software, energy, sustainability, design and service science. He was PI and co-PI of several research projects totalling more than 15M€ from European to nationally and industry-funded.

“Blockchain technologies provide an emerging infrastructure with the potential to transform our value system. Blockchain technologies can profoundly transform the way in which we organise, trust, collaborate, exchange, identify and commodify digital objects. As a researcher in interaction design and sustainability, I am interested in exploring how this new infrastructure could be used to provide new services and experiences for people and help build a more sustainable and fair world.”

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no 952226.

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