· PROFILE ·

Mónica Mendes, PhD
Research Fellow
Researcher
monica.mendes@m-iti.org

Expertise Areas:
Digital Media Arts, Interactive Interfaces, Community building, User Experience, Real-time Video, Sensor Networks, Design for Change, Environmental Arts, Sustainability
Teaching Activities:

Assistant Professor, University of Lisbon (FBAUL – Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade de Lisboa):

  • Digital Media, Multimedia Project Methodology (Multimedia Art BA degree)
  • Multimedia Project I and II (Art and Heritage Sciences BA degree)
  • Interactive Digital Explorations & Typography (Contemporary Editorial & and Typographic Techniques Master degree)
  • Multimedia specialization seminars (Fine Arts PhD)
Research Projects:

Digital Media Arts, Interactive Interfaces, Community building, User Experience, Real-time Video, Sensor Networks, Design for Change, Environmental Arts, Sustainability


Mónica Mendes is an assistant professor coordinating the Multimedia Art degree at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon, designer and researcher in Digital Media Arts. She is also a founding member of the AZ Labs hackerspace altLab. Previously, she worked in exhibition and book design as a designer at Atelier B2, and as a free-lancer corporate identity and interface design consultant.

As a digital media artist and researcher, Mónica has been developing and presenting ARTiVIS in diverse conferences, exhibitions and public demonstrations, such as USE(R), Artech, City One Minutes Film, Futureplaces, AZ Labs Hackmeets, Pop Up, ACM Multimedia, TEI, Artropocode, SXSW, CHI, Sci|Art NanoLab, ISEA, ACE, Creative Algorithms, NordiChi, DIS, Interface Culture Lab, Balance-Unbalance, STTF Sustainable Futures, European Researchers Night, Civic Veillance, and Immersive Media.


PhD in Digital Media, Specialization in Production of Audiovisual and Interactive Content, 2013 | Thesis: “ARTiVIS: Arts, Real-Time Video and Interactivity for Sustainability“| Advisors: Nuno Correia and Sílvia Chicó, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa - UT Austin/Portugal Program.

Masters in Multimedia Educational Communication, Universidade Aberta, 2001 | Dissertation: “Educational Video Redesign: Hypermedia Interfaces for Video and Television” | Advisor: Professor Nuno Guimarães.

Degree in Communication Design, Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade de Lisboa, 1995.