Valentina Nisi


Valentina Nisi is a tenured Associate Professor in Design Thinking at IST, U. of Lisbon (Portugal), Adjunct Faculty at the HCI Institute Carnegie Mellon University (USA) and founding researcher at the Interactive Technologies Institute (ITI LARSyS). Her research encompasses Interactive Digital Storytelling, Gaming, and HCI, bringing awareness and care to pressing social and environmental issues. Spanning from Fine Arts, to Design and HCI, Valentina’s background contributes to an interdisciplinary view on sustainability and climate change issues combining a Research-through- Design approach with post-humanistic concerns. Her most recent funded research Project deal with the participation and preservation of various forms of heritage through storytelling and gaming.

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Bauhaus of the Seas Sails

The vision of the BoSS project is to demonstrate and archive solutions for climate neutrality with a particular focus on coastal cities as an interfac... More


Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT) deliver a potential that allows secured, transparent and user-centric digital services, encourage... More


DCitizens aims to foster Digital Civics research and innovation in Lisbon. Digital Civics is a cross-disciplinary field that posits the use of technol... More


LoGaCulture will bring together the leaders in digital locative games, in collaboration with some of Europe’s most significant cultural institutions... More

eGames Lab

Electronic Games (eGames) exhibit the potential to transform our world by channelling our imagination and our understanding of reality. In a global ec... More


The MEMEX project, funded by the European Union, aims to enhance our cultural heritage using digital storytelling tools that are inclusive and accessi... More


The aim of this COST action is to build a network for the interdisciplinary study of the potential interactive digital narrative has as a means to add... More


The Beanstalk project team was formed at the Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute in collaboration with the Associação de Promoção da Madeir... More


The overall ambition of the PIE News project is to foster the emergence of commonfare as an alternative economic model to fight poverty, a condition a... More


ARTiVIS proposes to investigate innovative concepts and design methods regarding the use of interactivity for artistic exploration on environmental ca... More

Periodic Fable

Chemistry is a school domain considered complex or difficult by some pre-teens, leading to a lack of motivation to pursue this rich subject. Our proje... More


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Bala, Paulo; Sanches, Pedro; Cesário, Vanessa; Leão, Sarah; Rodrigues, Catarina; Nunes, Nuno Jardim; Nisi, Valentina

Towards Critical Heritage in the wild: Analysing Discomfort through Collaborative Autoethnography Proceedings Article

In: Schmidt, Albrecht; Väänänen, Kaisa; Goyal, Tesh; Kristensson, Per Ola; Peters, Anicia; Mueller, Stefanie; Williamson, Julie R.; Wilson, Max L. (Ed.): Proceedings of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2023, Hamburg, Germany, April 23-28, 2023, pp. 771:1–771:19, ACM, 2023.

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Mencarini, Eleonora; Bremer, Christina; Leonardi, Chiara; Liu, Jen; Nisi, Valentina; Nunes, Nuno Jardim; Soden, Robert

HCI for Climate Change: Imagining Sustainable Futures Proceedings Article

In: Schmidt, Albrecht; Väänänen, Kaisa; Goyal, Tesh; Kristensson, Per Ola; Peters, Anicia (Ed.): Extended Abstracts of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI EA 2023, Hamburg, Germany, April 23-28, 2023, pp. 352:1–352:6, ACM, 2023.

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Prandi, Catia; Nisi, Valentina; Ceccarini, Chiara; Nunes, Nuno

Augmenting Emerging Hospitality Services: A Playful Immersive Experience to Foster Interactions among Locals and Visitors Journal Article

In: Int. J. Hum. Comput. Interact., vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 363–377, 2023.


Cesário, Vanessa; Nisi, Valentina

Lessons Learned on Engaging Teenage Visitors in Museums with Story-Based and Game-Based Strategies Journal Article

In: ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 1–20, 2023.


Ceccarini, Chiara; Nisi, Valentina; Prandi, Catia

Exploring proximity-based recommendation criteria as a tool for information exchange and interactions between locals and tourists Journal Article

In: Multim. Tools Appl., vol. 82, no. 4, pp. 5229–5252, 2023.


Olim, Sandra Monica Câmara; Nisi, Valentina; Rubegni, Elisa

"Periodic Fable Discovery" Using Tangible Interactions and Augmented Reality to Promote STEM Subjects Proceedings Article

In: TEI, pp. 33:1–33:15, ACM, 2023.


Perkis, Andrew; Bellini, Mattia; Nisi, Valentina; Reyes, María Cecilia; Sylla, Cristina; Santa, Mijalche; Zaluczkowska, Anna; Irshad, Shafaq; Bakk, Ágnes Karolina; Barnabé, Fanny; Barnard, Daniel; Boukhelifa, Nadia; Klungre, Øyvind Sørdal; Koenitz, Hartmut; Lombardo, Vincenzo; Eladhari, Mirjam Palosaari; Prandi, Catia; Rettberg, Scott; Serbanescu, Anca; Sousa, Sonia; Stefaneas, Petros; Uzunov, Dimitar; Vosmeer, Mirjam; Wardaszko, Marcin

INDCOR white paper on the Design of Complexity IDNs Journal Article

In: CoRR, vol. abs/2305.01925, 2023.



Olim, Sandra Monica Câmara; Nisi, Valentina; Rubegni, Elisa

Periodic Fable Augmenting Chemistry with Technology, Characters and Storytelling Proceedings Article

In: Interaction Design and Children, ACM, 2022.

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Scuri, Sabrina; Ferreira, Marta; Nunes, Nuno Jardim; Nisi, Valentina; Mulligan, Cathy

Hitting the Triple Bottom Line: Widening the HCI Approach to Sustainability Proceedings Article

In: Barbosa, Simone D. J.; Lampe, Cliff; Appert, Caroline; Shamma, David A.; Drucker, Steven Mark; Williamson, Julie R.; Yatani, Koji (Ed.): CHI '22: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, New Orleans, LA, USA, 29 April 2022 - 5 May 2022, pp. 332:1–332:19, ACM, 2022.

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Cesário, Vanessa; Nisi, Valentina

Designing with teenagers: A teenage perspective on enhancing mobile museum experiences Journal Article

In: Int. J. Child Comput. Interact., vol. 33, pp. 100454, 2022.


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