Emanuel Fernandes

Emanuel Fernandes
HCI professional

I graduated from University of Madeira (Portugal) in 2007 with a degree in Computer Science. At my final year project course I built interactive animations, using web cameras, phidgets (physical widgets) and Flash. Due to some success in some of the animations I was hired for one month at Anturio Corporation to build another interactive animation that will be held at an exposition center in Madeira. The best approach to develop good software I’ve learned so far was the Usage-Centered Design by Larry Constantine. It is a simple and straightforward way to develop usable software and is based on real work experience of the author. One of the main reasons for taking this master at HCI is the inter-disciplinary approach that it has, being one of my goals to learn a lot from other fields besides Computer Science such as Psychology and Design and I really wanted to get in touched with the American Teaching System. I like good food, watching films, making sports (mainly soccer) and social meetings especially when there are international folks. I am an Apple software evangelist (even if I don’t have an Apple laptop, I will buy one in the near future!) and for my spear times in front of my computer I like to try new software considering usability aspects only. Just like to try new software no matter the purpose of it!