Nelson Zagalo is Associate Professor of Interactive Media at University of Aveiro - Portugal and Research Coordinator of the group Games & Transmedia at DigiMedia. Until September 2017 he was Assistant Professor at University of Minho - Portugal and founder-researcher of the scientific laboratory EngageLab. In 2009, he founded the Portuguese Society for Videogames Sciences, and in 2018, the Journal Digital Media & Interaction. He has served as technological and scientific consultant for companies, European and national funding programs, and superior education course accreditation. He has published more than one hundred peer-review papers in journals, books and conferences around the world. He has written the books "Interactive Emotions, from Film to Videogames" (2009), “Videogames in Portugal: History, Technology and Art” (2013), and "Creativity in the Digital Age" (2015).

For the academic curriculum visit DeGois, the Portuguese research database of curricula or Google Scholar and ResearchGate. You can keep track of Nelson Zagalo through Facebook, Slide Share, LinkedIn and Twitter. Also you can read his Portuguese blogging at Virtual Illusion or follow his readings at GoodReads.

Current Research Interests

1. Narrative Design:

Working with topics around systems design with a focus on choice poetics.

2. Experience Design:

Working with topics around cognition and empathy, focused in interaction psychological profiles.


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