This strand welcomes papers that do not fit the other strands, however they should be relate to the general issue of the conference.


Nuno Dias
Department of Communication and Art, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Graduated in Communication Design at Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto. He holds a PhD in Design at University of Aveiro. He is specialist in the areas of interaction design and experience. He is a researcher of ID+ (Institute for Design, Media, and Culture) and founder of LED (Laboratory of Experience and Design). He began teaching activity in graphic design at the School of Art Technologies of Coimbra. He is currently teaching at the University of Aveiro in the field of Design and Interaction Design.

Susana Barreto
Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto, Portugal

Design educator and researcher. Having worked and lived in London and Macau for fifteen years, Susana is now living in Porto where she holds a position at the Faculty of Fine Arts, where she is a Deputy Course Director of the PhD in Design. Susana is also a Research Associate at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London where she gained her PhD and Postdoc. In 2012 Susana has been appointed a member of the evaluation panel of the Grants and Felowships’ of design, urbanism and architecture for the National Foundation for Science and Technology.