Contributing to the research on Digital Media & Interaction

The circle outlines our individuality. The circle connects us as a collective. Technology supports the media and the human, shapes our experience, linking everything and everyone, allowing us to join the circle wherever we are.
Would you like to join this CIRCLE?

DigiMedia (Digital Media and Interaction Research Centre) presents the Media Innovation Circle, an opportunity to explore the digital media landscapes.

The Circle consists of a series of scientific moments for discussion on new approaches, practices, methods, and techniques supporting media innovation. It will be a monthly cycle of online conversations with national and international experts doing research on digital media and interaction, which may take the form of keynote talks, seminars or workshops. There will be time for a short talk by the invited guest, followed by discussion and Q+A.

The sessions will be online and the link will be shared with the registered participants.

The Circle takes place every last Friday of the month, from 2 to 3pm In this page you can find the calendar.

If you wish to join this Circle, please Register.


Media Innovation Circle #1
April 30@2pm-3pm
Learning Analytics and Ethical Issues
Speaker: Nuno Otero, Professor of Media Technology at Linnaeus University, Sweden
Moderation: Carlos Santos, University of Aveiro

Nuno Otero is an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Media Technology at Linnaeus University (LNU) in Sweden. He is interested in theories and conceptual frameworks in HCI, and Technology-Enhanced Learning. The main question driving his research concerns the understanding of how the properties of distinct devices, computational artefacts and embedded external representations impact on people’s activities.


Research in Learning Analytics (LA) has contributed to various guidelines, ethical frameworks, and checklists to ethically collect and use student data. However, little is still known about how users and, in particular, students reason about student data for analytics purposes in practice. Our research tries to fill this gap and is investigating students’ situated views of data and analytics. While there have been studies asking students about student data ethics collected in institutional LMS, those often lead to abstract reasoning on student data. Our research efforts aim at determining how students reason in-situ on the data collected during their studies. We conducted a deployment study using a value-sensitive design methodological approach. The study investigated the students’ views of data collected in institutional LMS before and after interacting with an analytical dashboard we designed explicitly for raising students’ awareness of data collection practices at the university. Results indicate that increased awareness impacts students’ privacy perception and their acceptance of LA systems and data-driven practices. This study contributes to gaining a grounded understanding of how students reason in practical terms about their data and discuss the role that awareness and context play in students’ willingness to share their data for learning analytics purposes.


Media Innovation Circle #2
May 28@2pm-3pm
Virtual and Augmented Reality for Underwater Cultural Heritage
Speaker: Fotis Liarokapis, professor of VR, AR and Games at University of Technology, Cyprus

Media Innovation Circle #3
June 25@2pm-3pm
Designing for play with physical and digital media: from tools and methods to approach and mindset
Speaker: Eva Brooks, professor of Digital Media at University of Aalborg, Denmark



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Nelson Zagalo
Pedro Cardoso
Rita Oliveira

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