Valentina Nisi, PhD

Valentina Nisi, PhD
Assistant Professor, Vice President of M-ITI
Location Aware Narrative, Service Design, Embodiment, Sustainability, Digital Culture and Media
Phone: 
+351 291 70 5191
Room: 
2.58 at UMa
Teaching activities: 
  • Comunicação Visual (undergraduate)
  • Multimedia Animation (undergraduate)
  • Embodied Interaction (MHCI)
  • Designing Interactive Narratives ( MHCI, MET)
  • Interface and Interaction Design (MHCI)
  • Service Design (MHCI, MET)
  • Capstone project I and II (MHCI, MET)

MSc in Multimedia, Trinity College, Dublin

PhD in Interactive Location Based Narrative, Trinity College, Dublin

Formerly: Researcher at Media Lab Europe (MIT European Research Partner), Dublin;

Founder, Art Director, Interaction Designer at Fattoriamediale, Amsterdam

Publications: 
2015
2014
Keane, K., and V. Nisi, "Experience Prototyping: Gathering Rich Understandings to Guide Design", Emerging Research and Trends in Interactivity and the Human-Computer Interface, issue Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global, pp. 224 - 237, 2014. Abstract
Buenafe, S., L. Guzman, N. Kannan, K. Mendoza, N. J. Nunes, V. Nisi, P. Campos, F. Gonçalves, M. Campos, and P. Freitas, "Yarn: A Product for Unraveling Stories", Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Fun, Fast, Foundational, [Acceptance Rate: 28%], New York, NY, USA, ACM, pp. 1089–1094, 10/2014.
Quintal, F., C. Jorge, V. Nisi, N. J. Nunes, and M. Mendes, "Watt-a-Feeling – Raising Energy Production Literacy Through a Tangible Installation", AVI 2014 International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces [FSEA Workshop], Italy, 05/2014.
Hanna, J., C. Jorge, V. Nisi, N. J. Nunes, M. Caldeira, G. Innela, and A. Marinho, "Island Stories: The Madeira Story Generator Project", New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, vol. 11, issue 1, 02/2014.
Nisi, V., N. J. Nunes, K. Isarankura, and J. Forlizzi, "Cozinha Da Madeira", Advanced Research and Trends in New Technologies, Software, Human-Computer Interaction, and Communicability, Ed. Francisco Vicente Cipolla-Ficarra, no. 3-4: Hershey: IGI Global, 2014. Abstract
Mendes, M., P. Ângelo, N. Correia, V. Nisi, N. J. Nunes, and D. Costa, "Hug a Tree in Africa", Proceedings of the 13th Participatory Design Conference: Short Papers, Industry Cases, Workshop Descriptions, Doctoral Consortium Papers, and Keynote Abstracts - Volume 2, New York, NY, USA, ACM, pp. 161–163, 2014.
Quintal, F., L. Pereira, N. J. Nunes, and V. Nisi, "What-a-Watt : Where does my electricity comes from?", International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI '14) [Demo], Como, Italy, 2014. Abstract
2013
Jorge, C., J. Hanna, V. Nisi, N. J. Nunes, M. Caldeira, G. Innela, and A. Marinho, "Storytelling and the Use of Social Media in Digital Art Installations", Interactive Storytelling - 6th International Conference, ICIDS 2013, Istanbul, Turkey, November 6-9, 2013, Proceedings, LNCS 8230, no. 8230, Istanbul, Springer International Publishing, pp. 233-244, In Press, 2013. Abstract
Quintal, F., L. Pereira, N. J. Nunes, V. Nisi, and M. Barreto, "WATTSBurning: design and evaluation of an innovative eco-feedback system", IFIP TC13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT '13), [Acceptance Rate: ~25%], vol. 8117, Cape Town, South Africa, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 453-470, 2013. Abstract
Dionisio, M., D. Teixeira, P. - A. Shen, M. C. Chen, N. J. Nunes, V. Nisi, M. Dinis, and J. Paiva, "Eat and Travel: A New Immersive Dining Experience for Restaurants", 10th International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, Twente, Netherlands, ACM, 11/2013.
Jorge, C., J. Hanna, V. Nisi, N. J. Nunes, M. Caldeira, and G. Innella, "Fostering Ambiguity: Decontextualizing and Repurposing a Familiar Public Display", Proceedings of the Biannual Conference of the Italian Chapter of SIGCHI on - CHItaly '13, New York, New York, USA, ACM Press, pp. 1–10, 10/2013.
Nisi, V., N. J. Nunes, F. Quintal, and M. Barreto, "SINAIS from Fanal: design and evaluation of an art-inspired eco-feedback system", Proceedings of the Biannual Conference of the Italian Chapter of SIGCHI. [Acceptance Rate: 49%], New York, NY, USA, ACM, pp. 3:1–3:10, 09/2013. Abstract
Lyra, O., E. Karapanos, R. Gouveia, M. Barreto, V. Nisi, N. J. Nunes, J. Zimmerman, and J. Forlizzi, "Towards persuasive sociometric technologies for inclusive educational settings", Proceedings of the Biannual Conference of the Italian Chapter of SIGCHI, New York, NY, USA, ACM, pp. 10:1–10:9, 09/2013. Abstract
Jorge, C., V. Nisi, N. J. Nunes, J. Hanna, M. Caldeira, and G. Innella, "Updating the Campfire Model: a SplitFlap Display as a Digital Storytelling Public Installation", Proceedings of the Biannual Conference of the Italian Chapter of SIGCHI [Acceptance Rate: 49%], Trento, Italy, CHItaly, 09/2013. Abstract
Quintal, F., M. Barreto, N. J. Nunes, V. Nisi, and L. Pereira, "WattsBurning on my mailbox: a tangible art inspired eco-feedback visualization for sharing energy consumption", IFIP TC13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT '13), [Acceptance Rate: ~25%], Cape Town, South Africa, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 08/2013. Abstract
Lyra, O., E. Karapanos, R. Gouveia, V. Nisi, and N. J. Nunes, "Engaging Children in Longitudinal Behavioral Studies through Playful Technologies", Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, [Acceptance Rate: 32%], New York, NY, USA, ACM, pp. 396-399, 07/2013. Abstract
Jorge, C., V. Nisi, N. J. Nunes, G. Innella, M. Caldeira, and D. Sousa, "Ambiguity in design: an airport split-flap display storytelling installation", CHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, [Acceptance Rate: 32%], Paris, France, ACM, pp. 541–546, 2013.
Karnik, M., I. Oakley, and V. Nisi, "Performing Online and Offline: How DJs Use Social Networks", Human-Computer Interaction – INTERACT 2013. [Acceptance Rate: ~25%], vol. 8118, Cape Town, South Africa, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 63-80, 2013. Abstract
Karnik, M., I. Oakley, J. Venkatanathan, T. Spiliotopoulos, and V. Nisi, "Uses & gratifications of a facebook media sharing group", Proceedings of the 2013 conference on Computer supported cooperative work, CSCW2013, [Acceptance Rate: 35,6%], New York, NY, USA, ACM, pp. 821–826, 2013.
2012
Nisi, V., N. J. Nunes, K. Isarankura na Ayudhya, and J. Forlizzi, "Cozinha da Madeira: A Sustainable Service Concept for Madeira Island", Third International Workshop on. Human-Computer Interaction, Tourism and Cultural Heritage (HCITOCH 2012), Venice, Italy, 11/2012.
Quintal, F., V. Nisi, N. J. Nunes, M. Barreto, and L. Pereira, "HomeTree – An Art Inspired Mobile Eco-feedback Visualization", Advances in Computer Entertainment Conference (ACE '12), [Demo]: Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, pp. 545–548, 11/2012.
Mendes, M., P. Angel, V. Nisi, and N. Correia, "Digital Arts, HCI and Environmental Awareness: Evaluating Play with Fire", NordiCHI 2012, Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, [Acceptance Rate: 25%], 10/2012.