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Rúben Gouveia



December 15, 2020: Vacancy for one fully-funded PhD position in digital health and wellbeing (more information here).

October 20-23, 2020: Invited guest speaker at Dutch Design Week (more information here).

September, 2020: “Behavior Change Technologies in the Everyday Life”, a short workshop accepted at the Philosophy of Human-Technology Relations conference. Register by November 3. (more information here).

I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Twente's Department of Design, Production and Management. My research has focused on designing, developing and evaluating tools that support health and wellbeing, particularly physical activity behaviors. Before moving to Twente, I received a Phd in Human Computer Interaction from the University of Madeira (2019) where I was the holder of a National PhD studentship awarded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. I also hold a MS and BS in Computer Science.

I often publish in top-tier venues in the field of HCI, such as CHI and Ubicomp. My full list of publications can be found on google scholar.

Exploring the everyday use of health and wellness tools

We have focused on the development and field trial of novel research prototypes, with the goal of understanding the use and adoption of tools that promote health and wellness, and their impact on people’s behaviors. read more

Related Publications
Activity Tracking in vivo

Rúben Gouveia, Evangelos Karapanos, Marc Hassenzahl.

CHI, 2018. pdf

Exploring the design space of glanceable feedback for physical activity trackers

Rúben Gouveia, Fábio Pereira, Evangelos Karapanos, Sean Munson, Marc Hassenzahl.

Ubicomp, 2016. pdf talk slides | publisher

Wellbeing in the Making: Peoples’ Experiences with Wearable Activity Trackers

Evangelos Karapanos, Rúben Gouveia, Marc Hassenzahl, Jodi Forlizzi.

Psychology of Well-Being, 2016. pdf publisher

How do we engage with activity trackers? a longitudinal study of Habito

Best Paper Honorable Mention (top 5%).

Rúben Gouveia, Evangelos Karapanos, Marc Hassenzahl.

Ubicomp, 2015. pdf talk slides | publisher


Supporting recollection with lifelogging

Clinically diagnosed memory disorders such as Alzheimer disease, impair episodic memories, drawing people away from their natural ability of recalling past experiences.

In this project, we have developed lifelogging systems with the goal of supporting memory recollection of significant experiences. read more

Related Publications
Footprint tracker: supporting diary studies with lifelogging

Rúben Gouveia, Evangelos Karapanos.

CHI 2013 . pdf talk slides | publisher