Research

Thesis

Conference papers and journal articles

  • Melo, Ricardo, and Miguel Carvalhais.The Serendipitous Pattern in Interaction Design.” in ISEA 2018 Intersections, edited by Rufus Adebayo, Ismail Farouk, Steve Jones and Maleshoane Rapeane-Mathonsi, 253-61. Durban: Faculty of Arts and Design, Durban University of Technology, 2018.
  • Melo, Ricardo, and Miguel Carvalhais. “The Chance of Serendipity.” Symposium on Cybernetic Serendipity Reimagined, 2018 AISB Convention. Liverpool: University of Liverpool, 2018. 21-24.
  • Melo, Ricardo, and Miguel Carvalhais. “Patterns for Serendipity in Interaction Design.” xCoAx 2017: Proceedings of the Fifth Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X. Eds. Ribas, Luísa, et al. Lisbon, 2017.
  • Melo, Ricardo, and Miguel Carvalhais. “Valuably Unsought: Systems for Digital Serendipity.” ISEA 2017 Bio-Creation and Peace. Eds. Arango, Julián Jaramillo, Andrés Burbano and Felipe César Londoño. Manizales: Department of Visual Design, Universidad de Caldas, 2017. 515-522.
  • Melo, Ricardo, Marta Santos, Pedro Cardoso, and Miguel Carvalhais. “Serendipitous Information and the Design Process: A Case Study.” Designa. Covilhã, 2016.
  • Melo, Ricardo, and Miguel Carvalhais.Regarding Value in Digital Serendipitous Interactions.Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts 8.2 (2016): 37-44.
  • Santos, Marta, Pedro Cardoso, Ricardo Melo and Miguel Carvalhais. “Online Research Principles for Serendipity: The Creative Process as a Case Study.” UD16: 5th PhD in Design Forum. Aveiro, 2016.
  • Melo, Ricardo, and Miguel Carvalhais. “Defamiliarisation towards Divergency.” xCoAx 2016. Bergamo, 2016.
  • Melo, Ricardo, and Miguel Carvalhais. “Estranhas Interacções: Serendipidade no Meio Digital” Ciência Viva 2016.
  • Melo, Ricardo, and Miguel Carvalhais.Convergence and Divergence: A Conceptual Model for Digital Serendipitous Systems.ISEA 2016. Hong Kong, 2016. 323-326.
  • Santos, Marta, Ricardo Melo and Miguel Carvalhais. “Online Research Principles for Serendipity: The Creative Process as a Case Study” IJUP: Encontro de Investigação Jovem da Universidade do Porto, 2016.
  • Melo, Ricardo, and Miguel Carvalhais. “Get Lost! and Filtershuffle: Designing mobile applications for unpredictability.” UD15: Periphery and Promise, 4th PhD in Design Forum. Eds. Canli, Ece and Rita Maldonado Branco. Porto: PhD in Design Program, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto, Portugal, 2015. 338-343.
  • Melo, Ricardo, and Miguel Carvalhais. “Sentience and Information Encountering in the Digital Medium.” Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Digital Arts. Eds. Bidarra, José, et al. Óbidos: Artech-International, 2015. 257-260.
  • Melo, Ricardo, and Miguel Carvalhais. “Meaningful Accidental Discoveries: The Design of Serendipity on the Web.” 3º Encontro Nacional de Doutoramentos em Design. Aveiro, 2014.

Public Speaking

  • 2018 “On Serendipity in the Digital Medium: Towards a Framework for Valuable Unpredictability in Interaction Design”, Thursdays with Science, Fraunhofer Portugal, Porto, Portugal.
  • 2018 “Design e Informação Digital”, Estado do Design, Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.
  • 2016 “DESIGN DISRUPTORS by INVISION”, Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.
  • 2016 “Unpredictability in Everyday Photography”, Transimage Conference, Plymouth, UK.
  • 2016 “Serendipidades”, Lecture at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto.
  • 2015 “…the web told me so”, Talk at Travelogue Summer School, Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
  • 2014 “Designing Serendipities”, Narrative Strategies Symposium, Madeira, Portugal
  • 2013 “Lá e de Volta Outra Vez”, Tudo Isto é Design, FBAUP, Porto, Portugal.
  • 2012 “Call to Adventure”, SIICUSP, São Paulo, Brasil.
  • 2009 “Serendipity, Or: the fortunate chance in the digital world”, Frauhofer Portugal, Porto, Portugal.

Projects