About

Francisco Bernardo is a researcher, an interactive media artist and a software designer. He is interested in Human-Computer Interaction, interactive machine learning, computational aesthetics, interactive audiovisuals and synesthetic art, digitally enhanced performance and innovation in the music business and creative industries.

Francisco holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Systems Engineering and an MSc in Mobile Systems, both from University of Minho. He also holds an M.A. in Management of Creative Industries, from Portuguese Catholic University, with specialism in Creativity and Innovation in the Music Industry.

He worked in the software industry in R&D for Corporate TV, Interactive Digital Signage (Ubisign) and Business Intelligence (PRIMAVERA BSS), developing video applications, complex user interface architectures and interaction design for desktop, web, mobile and augmented reality applications.

Previously, Francisco was at Portuguese Catholic University - Porto, where he was an invited lecturer and researcher in the Research Center for Science and Technology of the Arts (CITAR). There he worked on VisualizARt, an interdisciplinary project focused on Augmented Reality and Natural User Interfaces for Music Technology.

Currently, Francisco is a PhD candidate in Computer Science, at Goldsmiths University of London, in the Embodied Audiovisual Interaction group (EAVI). He works on EU project RAPIX-MIX, where he focuses on Human-Computer Interaction approaches to explore and develop novel technologies into expressive musical instruments.

He is also an Alpha Developer for Google ATAP Project Soli, developing new application concepts and interaction design for Soli.

Samples of my work

Research

Projects

2015 - RAPID-MIX: Realtime Adaptive Prototyping for Industrial Design of Multimodal Interactive eXpressive technology,
funded by EU Horizon 2020 ICT - 22, Goldsmiths University of London

2013/2014 - VISUALYSART: Visual programming framework for augmented reality and ubiquitous natural user interfaces,
Ref: 23201, funded by FEDER, through COMPETE program (POFC)

2006/07 - SITUACTION: Situated web portal for local awareness and transient interaction,
Ref: POS-C/EIA/58832/2004, UbiComp group, ALGORITMI Center, University of Minho

Dissertations

BERNARDO, Francisco (2013). The Impact of Disintermediation in Independent Music Business Models,
Master thesis in Management of Creative Industries, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto, Portugal, supervision by Prof. Luis Gustavo Martins and Prof. Ricardo Morais

BERNARDO, Francisco (2009). Bluetooth Naming for Situated Interaction in Ubiquitous Environments,
Master thesis in Mobile Systems, Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal, supervision by Prof. Rui José

Papers

Bernardo, F., Pestana, P., Martins, L. (2015). The Smart Stage: Designing 3D Interaction Metaphors for Immersive and Ubiquitous Music Systems
International Conference on New Music Concepts (ICNMC 2015), Treviso, Italy - ISBN: 978-88-6551-188-6

Bernardo, F., Martins, L. (2014). Disintermediation Effects on Independent Approaches to Music Business
International Journal of Music Business Research (IJMBR) – issn 2227-5789

Bernardo, F. (2014). Music video games in live performance: Catachresis or an emergent approach?
Videojogos 2014 - Conferência de Ciências e Artes dos Videojogos, Barcelos, Portugal

Bernardo, F. (2014). Dodging the Middleman: Insights on Disintermediation in the Independent Music Sector
KISMIF International Conference on Underground music scenes and DIY cultures, Porto, Portugal

Bernardo, F., Martins, L. (2013). Disintermediation effects in the music business – A return to old times?
Music Business Research Days 2013, Vienna, Austria.
Best Paper award at the Young Scholars Workshop.

José, R., Bernardo, F. (2009). Extended Bluetooth naming for empowered presence and situated interaction with public displays
3th Symposium of Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence 2008

Lectures

2014 - Post graduation in Digital Design - Portuguese Catholic University, Porto, Portugal
Interactive Sound Design and dataflow programming with PureData

Presentations

2014 – Encontro Nacional de Investigação em Música - ENIM 2014 –
Presenter – The Smart Stage: Designing interaction for immersive and ubiquitous music systems

2014 - Master degree in Music Teaching - Portuguese Catholic University, Porto, Portugal
Invited speaker - Research strategy and methodology design for Master degree

2014 - Master degree in Management for the Creative Industries Course - Portuguese Catholic University, Porto, Portugal
Invited speaker - Research strategy and methodology design for Master degree

2013 - Science and Technology of the Arts Doctoral Programme - Portuguese Catholic University, Porto, Portugal
Invited speaker - Research methodology design

2013 - VMBRD 2013 - Vienna, Austria
Presenter - Disintermediation effects in the music business

2008 - UCAMI 2008 - Salamanca, Spain
Presenter - Bluetooth Naming for Situated Interaction in Ubiquitous Environments

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