RICARDO MELO
DESIGN+RESEARCH

I’m a designer and researcher.

I hold a degree in Communication Design from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto and a Masters in Multimedia from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto.

With a background in graphic, interface and interaction design, I’m currently a PhD student in Design from the University of Porto and the Research Institute for Design, Media and Culture, where I was awarded an FCT scholarship in order to develop my thesis on the value of serendipity in digital interactions.

For any information feel free to email me at hello@ricardomelo.net or via Facebook or Twitter.

(This website is under development.)

Projects

(ongoing) Towards Serendipity: Chance, Unpredictability and Creativity in Digital Interactions. PhD in Design, UP, FCT, ID+, UPTEC, UA.
(ongoing) Filtershuffle, a mobile photography app for unfamiliarity.
2015-10 UD15: PERIPHERY AND PROMISE organisation committee.
2015-01 Serendipity Cloud, an installation for creative collaboration.

Publications

Public Speaking

2016-06 Unpredictability in Everyday Photography, video-conference for Transimage Conference, Plymouth, UK.
2016-03 Serendipidades, Lecture at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto.
2015-05 …the web told me so, Talk at Travelogue Summer School, Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto.
2014-11 Designing Serendipities, Narrative Strategies Symposium, Madeira.
2013-06 The Design of Horacle: Inducing Serendipity on the Web, Bergamo, Italy.
2013-03 Lá e de Volta Outra Vez, Tudo Isto é Design, FBAUP, Porto, Portugal.
2012-11 Designing For Serendipity: Systems and Methods for Serendipitous Discoveries on the Web, Artech 2012, Faro, Portugal.
2012-11 Call to Adventure, SIICUSP, São Paulo, Brasil.
2010-07 Designing with Grids, Fraunhofer AICOS, Porto, Portugal.
2009-12 Serendipity, Or: the fortunate chance in the digital world, Frauhofer AICOS, Porto, Portugal.

Design (selection)

2015-10 UD15: PERIPHERY AND PROMISE visual identity and ud15.org web design
2015-07 Porto / City Identity and Branding, mobile and web designer to the project by Martino & Jaña et al.
2013-08 EnAware, interface design for Fraunhofer AICOS.
2013-03 Annual Report 2012, book design for Fraunhofer Portugal.
2013-01 ARCAMM Renders, logo design.
2012-12 Aziza, GSMA mWoman Design Challenge (w/ Ana Barros, Cláudia Peixoto,and Rui Teixeira), interface design for Fraunhofer AICOS.
2012-06 pHealth 2012, poster design for pHealth Conference for Fraunhofer AICOS.
2012-06 Sarau 2012, poster design for DAO.
2012-05 Ofir 2012, poster design for TSVV and VVD International.
2012-05 Fraunhofer Challenge 2012, design and video animation for Fraunhofer Portugal.
2012-04 Annual Report 2011, book design for Fraunhofer Portugal.
2012-07 DAO promotional flyers 2012 flyer design for DAO.
2011-11 REMPARK, logo design for REMPARK project for Fraunhofer AICOS.
2011-06 AAL4ALL, logo design for the AAL4ALL project for Fraunhofer AICOS.
2011-06 Interactive system for dementia patients, interface design (w/ Philipp Jordan) for Fraunhofer AICOS.
2011-05 Fraunhofer Challenge 2011, design for Fraunhofer Portugal.
2011-04 Annual Report 2010, book design for Fraunhofer Portugal.
2010-11 ULF-MC illustrations for ULF-MC at Fraunhofer Portugal.
2010-06 Email visualization, interface design (w/ Celso Cardoso) for Fraunhofer AICOS.
2010-04 Annual Report 2009, book design for Fraunhofer Portugal.
2010-01 aateistaportuguesa.org (w/ André Lamelas), webdesign redesign for AAP.
2009-06 Virtual PVR, interface design (w/ Pedro Saleiro) for Fraunhofer AICOS.
2009-04 Annual Report 2008, book design for Fraunhofer Portugal.
2008-12 NaviPorto interface design at Fraunhofer AICOS.
2008-06 Neural, magazine redesign. (w/ João Cruz, Ana Candeias and Miguel Carvalhais).