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“User Experience Design Talks” by @CMUPortugal will take place between April and June

The Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program will organize between April and June of 2021  a series of webinars entitled “User Experience Design Talks @CMU Portugal”. This initiative follows the success of the Data Science Talks @CMUPortugal that took place in early 2021, gathering more than 200 participants.

The webinar series’ primary goal is to anticipate some of the main topics that will be discussed in the Advanced Training Program in UxD, built in partnership with Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (FCT NOVA), Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (FCUL), Instituto Superior Técnico and the Carnegie Mellon HCI Department. The Advanced Training Program in User Experience Design aims to educate and qualify active agents, aspirants or well-established professionals, as well as researchers and academics in the area of Human-Computer Interaction, in an interdisciplinary, structured and stimulant learning environment.

The three sessions will be hosted by speakers from Carnegie Mellon University and will be held online, offering a look into some cutting-edge topics in research and innovation in HCI that will be later on adressed under the CMU Portugal Advanced Training Program in UxD.

User Experience Design Talks @CMU Portugal” and “Data Science Talks @CMUPortugal”, are conducted under the Advanced Training Programs in User Experience Design and Data Science which are planned to start in 2021.

Registration is free but mandatory: online form. All participants will receive the login credentials the day before the event.


  • Session 1: April 27 at 3 pm (Lisbon)/ 10 am (Pittsburgh)
    “Designing Systems that Blend Human and Machine Intelligence” John Zimmerman, Tang Family Professor of HCI and AI at Carnegie Mellon’s HCI Institute
    More at the event page.
  • Session 2: May 18 at 3 pm.(Lisbon)/ 10 am (Pittsburgh)
    “Making Active Materials Green: Morphing Matter for Sustainability”
    Lining Yao is an Assistant Professor of Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) at Carnegie Mellon University, School of Computer Science, directing the Morphing Matter Lab.
    More at the event page
  • Session 3: June 1st at 3 pm.(Lisbon)/ 10 am (Pittsburgh)
    “Context-Driven Implicit Interactions” by Gierad Laput, Research and Engineering Manager at Apple
    More at the event page