I’m a designer, researcher, and teacher.
I’m a senior researcher at the Human-Centred Design group of Fraunhofer AICOS.
I’m also part of the teaching staff at Porto Accounting and Business School of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (P.Porto), and the postgraduate on Interaction Design, Web and Games of the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto, where I teach game design, web design, interaction design, and design management.
I have a PhD in Design (2018) from the University of Porto and the Research Institute for Design, Media and Culture (ID+), on the subject of serendipity in digital interactions, funded by an FCT scholarship. I also have a MSc in Multimedia (2012) from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, and a BA in Communication Design (2008) from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto.
My research interests are in communication, interface, interaction, and video-game design, user experience, digital media, narratives, storytelling, and creativity.
Get in touch through the form below, via email to ricardo [at] ricardomelo [dot] net, or via Twitter.