Digital Interaction #2021
Surviving the Pandemic through Screens

June 18, 2021

All information can be reached at the website: Digital Interaction 2021

Join us  @ ZOOM


09:00 – 09:15 Opening 
                           Artur Silva (UA Vice-Rector)
                           Ana Isabel Veloso (DeCA Director)
                           Nelson Zagalo (DigiMedia  Director)
09:15 – 10:15 Human Interaction and Technologies
                         Raquel Nunes (MCMM)
                         Francisco Regalado (ICPD)
                         Daniel Alves (Núcleo de Estudantes de NTC)
                         Christina Owings (PD MMEdu)
                         Moderator: Hélder Caixinha
10:15 – 11:15 Pandemic and Communication Technologies
                        Rita Espanha (ISCTE)
                        Óscar Mealha (UA)
                        Ana Torres (ESSNorteCVP)
                        Moderator: Mónica Aresta
 11:15 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 12:30 Using Digital Media for Learning, Interaction, and Collaboration During the Pandemic
                         Keynote by Anders Kalsgaard Møller, Aalborg University

The pandemic has temporarily changed our lives and the way we interact with each other. Due to the risk of contagion, the interaction with other people has to some extend changed to online communication through digital media. This has also affected our teaching, collaboration, and research. Drawing from my own experience with teaching and research during the pandemic, I will discuss the role of digital media and how the swift transition to a digital-based interaction has affected the use and view of digital media. It raises questions about how you carry out teaching that typically takes place with more hands-on exercises and how you can facilitate collaboration between students. The interaction with users and partners in user-centered development and how this has unfolded during the pandemic will also be discussed. Finally, I will provide examples of how Virtual reality can be used to support learning and what opportunities it offers in digital interaction in the future.

Moderator: Margarida Almeida

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:00 Pandemic in the World of Technology
                           Nuno Simaria (Germany)
                           Daniela Alves (UK)
                           Nuno Escudeiro (Italy)
                           Juliana Teixeira (Timor)
                          Moderator: Rui Raposo
15:00 – 16:30 Digital Media Student Projects
 Students from the degree of New Communication and Technologies and the master on Multimedia Communication

Moderator: Carlos Santos

16:30-17:00 Closing

Cocktail Online


Maria João Antunes (coord.)
Nelson Zagalo (coord.)
Ana Melro (Students Coord.)
Ângela Espinha (Industry Relation)
Carlos Santos (Alumni Relation)
Catarina Lélis (Visual Identity Coord.)
Students of Institutional Communication (NTC/UA)