Mary Barreto


Mary received her PhD in Informatics Engineering in the domain of Human-Computer Interaction from the University of Madeira, where she conducted studies in the evaluation of eco-feedback technologies for families. Prior to that she pursued her Professional Masters in Human-Computer Interaction from the HCII Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and University of Madeira. She is currently Invited Assistant Professor at the University of Madeira, where she teaches Multimedia Systems, Interaction Design, Requirements Engineering and Interactive Systems and Technologies.

Her research interests include Child-Computer Interaction, Assistive Technology, Energy literacy, and Environmental sustainability. The major goal being the adoption of a user-centered approach in each project to address usability problems, lack of user empowerment, and increase the user’s voice as much as possible. She has collaborated in international research projects such as SINAIS (Sustainable Interaction with social Networks, context Awareness and Innovative Services), and SMILE (Smart Islands energy Systems), and H2020 ongoing demonstration project.