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14.05.1966
+372 53921105
david.lamas@tlu.ee
David Lamas heads the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) group at Tallinn University’s School of Digital Technologies. He also serves as the chair of the Estonian chapter of ACM’s SIGCHI (http://sigchi.org), and as an expert member of IFIP’s TC13 (http://ifip-tc13.org).

David’s main research interests are design theory and methodologies, and he has been designing organizations, communities and human technologies, systems and more since his post-doc at Michigan State University as a member of the MIND Labs network (http://www.mind-labs.org). He has done so in the USA, UK, Portugal, Cape Verde, and recently in Mozambique, Afghanistan and Estonia, developing through his experiences an acute understanding of how to shape and lead transformation processes.

David bootstrapped the Master in Human-Computer Interaction and the Masters in Interaction Design, the later run online jointly with Cyprus University of Technology. He has been grooming the local HCI community with a steady stream of training events such as the seasonal courses on Experimental Interaction Design, Research Methods in HCI and on the Design of Human Technologies since 2010. He has also promoted and run a complementary stream of dissemination activities such as the bi-monthly meetups and the celebration of the World Usability Day, which brings together more than 500 researchers and practitioners every year, a bit from all over the world.

David also built a solid project participation record, taking part, leading and supporting his team in FP7, LLP KA3, ETAG, NordPlus, USAID and other projects.

David has successfully supervised several master students, 5 doctoral students and 2 post-doc researchers. He currently supervises 10 doctoral students, 4 of which about to complete their studies.

Career

Education
2003–2003   
Diploma of Specialized Studies (Strategic management in higher education), Polytechnic University of Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain)
2003–2003   
Diploma of Specialized Studies (Strategic management), Polytechnic University of Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain)
2000–2000   
Postdoc (Augmented and Virtual Environments), Michigan State University (Lansing, USA)
1995–1998   
PhD (Human Computer Interaction), Portsmouth University (Portsmouth, UK)
1992–1994   
MSc (Computer Science), Minho University (Braga, Portugal)
1984–1989   
Honours BSc (Informatics/Applied Mathematics), Portucalense University (Porto, Portugal)
 
 
R&D related managerial and administrative work
2015−...   
Head, Academic Area of Human-Computer Interaction, School of Digital Technologies, Tallinn University (Tallinn, Estonia)
2015−...   
Head, Bachelor of Informatics, Lusophone University (Porto, Portugal)
2011−...   
Chair, Estonian local ACM SIGCHI professional chapter, EstCHI (Tallinn, Estonia)
2015−2018   
Member of the Council for Doctoral Degrees in Natural Sciences, Tallinn University (Tallinn, Estonia)
2013−2018   
Curator, Masters in Human Computer Interaction, School of Digital Technologies, Tallinn University (Tallinn, Estonia)
2010−2015   
Head, Interaction Design Lab, Institute of Informatics, Tallinn University (Tallinn, Estonia)
2010−2013   
Head of curriculum, Masters in Interactive Media and Knowledge Environments, Institute of Informatics (Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia)
2007−2010   
Coordinator, Computer Science Group, Jean Piaget University, (Beira, Mozambique)
2007−2010   
Rector, Jean Piaget University, (Beira, Mozambique)
2002−2007   
Coordinator, Computer Science Group, Jean Piaget University (Praia, Cape Verde)
2001−2007   
Chief executive officer, Jean Piaget University (Praia, Cape Verde)
1997−2001   
Group leader, Man and Machine Interaction Group, Multimedia Resource Center, Universidade Fernando Pessoa (Porto, Portugal)
1996−2001   
Chair, Universidade Fernando Pessoa local ACM SIGCHI student chapter, UFP SIG CHI (Porto, Portugal)
 
 
Additional information
2019–... Member of COST action CA18230 Management Committee. This action focuses on "Interactive Narrative Design for Complexity Representations".
2018 Member of the defence committee of Dirk-Hinnerk Fischer's thesis on "Systemic stability and algorithm-based policy interventions" at Tallinn University of Technology.
2017–... Founder and board member of STARTS.EE, Tallinn University umbrella initiative promoting encounters between science, technology and the arts, for the benefit of society.
2016–... Co-organizer of the international doctoral course on Designing Human Technologies. This course promotes a broad (participatory) design-oriented research approach with a central human principle of participation and ethical concerns. It has taken place yearly in Denmark.
2015–... Co-organizer of the Global Accessibility Awareness Day in Estonia. The purpose of this event is to get people talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) accessibility and users with different disabilities.
2015 Member of the defence committee of Antigoni Parmaxi's doctoral thesis on "The Development of a Constructionist Learning Model for Social Technologies" at Cyprus University of Technology.
2014– 2019 Member of the COST Action TD1405 (ENJECT) Management Committee. The action focuses on a new technology-enabled model of healthcare delivery and encompasses terms such as wireless, digital, electronic, mobile, and tele-health. All stakeholders in the process are ‘connected’ by means of timely sharing and presentation of accurate and pertinent information regarding patient status through smarter use of data, devices, communication platforms, and people.
2014–... Co-organizer of the Summer School in Research Methods in Human-Computer Interaction. This summer school is a by-product of COST Action Twintide and is currently sponsored by ACM SIGCHI. It took place in Tallinn, Estonia (2014), in Limassol, Cyprus (2015) and takes place in Dubrovnik, Croatia this year.
2014 Member of the committee assessing the nomination of Andris Ioannou for the position of Associate Professor at Cyprus University of Technology.
2013–2017 Grant Holder of the COST Action IC1303 (AAPELE) and member of the Management Committee. This action addresses the issues of defining software, hardware and service architectures for AAL, on studying and creating more efficient algorithms for AAL, particularly those related to the processing of large amounts of data and of biosignals in lossy environments, and on the research of protocols for AAL or, with more detail, on studying communication and data transmission protocols for AAL.
2013 Member of the defence committee of António Pedro Costa's doctoral thesis on "A Framework for Assessing the Usability of Digital Educational Resources" at University of Aveiro.
2012–... Member of the COST Action IC1203 (ENERGIC) Management Committee. The main objective of this action is to tackle with the generation and usage of volunteered geographic information
2011–... Co-organizer of the World Usability Day in Estonia. The World Usability Day is a single day of events occurring around the world that brings together communities of professional, industrial, educational, citizen, and government groups for our common objective: to ensure that the services and products important to life are easier to access and simpler to use.
2011–... Organizer of the Summer and Winter Schools in Experimental Interaction Design at Tallinn University in Estonia. This is a unique two-week course during which students will be introduced to the fundamentals of, interaction design, pervasive, ubiquitous, multi-modal, and physical digital environments in lively hands-on workshops supporting their work in small groups designing and creating prototypes and gaining experience in a number of interaction design principles, methods, tools and environments.
2010−2014 Member of the COST Action IC1002 (MUMIA) Management Committee. An action on fostering research and technology transfer between the areas of machine translation, information retrieval and multifaceted interactive information access
2009–2013 Member of the COST Action IC0904 (TwinTide) Management Committee. The main objective of this action is to harmonize research and practice on design and evaluation methodologies for computing artifacts, across sectors and disciplines
2019 Co-chair of INTERACT 2019, the 17th IFIP TC.13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction.
2020 Chair of NordiCHI 2020, the main Nordic forum for Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research.

Qualifications

 
 
Honours & awards
2015, David Ribeiro Lamas, Badge of Merit awarded by the Rector of Tallinn University (Tallinn, Estonia)
2011, David Ribeiro Lamas, Best paper award, Towards the Design of Estonia’s M-Government Services, 5th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (Tallinn, Estonia)
2000, David Ribeiro Lamas, Best paper award, An empirical test on the use of directed World Wide Web navigation guidance, World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (Montreal, Canada)
 
 
Fields of research
ETIS CLASSIFICATION: 4. Natural Sciences and Engineering; 4.6. Computer Sciences; CERCS CLASSIFICATION: T120 Systems engineering, computer technology ; SPECIFICATION: Human-computer interaction
 
 

Projects in progress

Completed projects

Dissertations under supervision

Supervised dissertations

Publications

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
10.06.2021
14.05.1966
+372 53921105
david.lamas@tlu.ee
David Lamas heads the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) group at Tallinn University’s School of Digital Technologies. He also serves as the chair of the Estonian chapter of ACM’s SIGCHI (http://sigchi.org), and as an expert member of IFIP’s TC13 (http://ifip-tc13.org).

David’s main research interests are design theory and methodologies, and he has been designing organizations, communities and human technologies, systems and more since his post-doc at Michigan State University as a member of the MIND Labs network (http://www.mind-labs.org). He has done so in the USA, UK, Portugal, Cape Verde, and recently in Mozambique, Afghanistan and Estonia, developing through his experiences an acute understanding of how to shape and lead transformation processes.

David bootstrapped the Master in Human-Computer Interaction and the Masters in Interaction Design, the later run online jointly with Cyprus University of Technology. He has been grooming the local HCI community with a steady stream of training events such as the seasonal courses on Experimental Interaction Design, Research Methods in HCI and on the Design of Human Technologies since 2010. He has also promoted and run a complementary stream of dissemination activities such as the bi-monthly meetups and the celebration of the World Usability Day, which brings together more than 500 researchers and practitioners every year, a bit from all over the world.

David also built a solid project participation record, taking part, leading and supporting his team in FP7, LLP KA3, ETAG, NordPlus, USAID and other projects.

David has successfully supervised several master students, 5 doctoral students and 2 post-doc researchers. He currently supervises 10 doctoral students, 4 of which about to complete their studies.

Teenistuskäik

Haridustee
2003–2003   
Diploma of Specialized Studies (Strategic management in higher education), Polytechnic University of Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain)
2003–2003   
Diploma of Specialized Studies (Strategic management), Polytechnic University of Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain)
2000–2000   
Postdoc (Suurendatud ja virtuaalsed keskkonnad), Michigan State University (Lansing, USA)
1995–1998   
PhD (Human Computer Koostoimed), Portsmouth University (Portsmouth, Suurbritannia)
1992–1994   
MSc (Computer Science), Minho University (Braga, Portugal)
1984–1989   
Honours BSc (Informatics/Applied Mathematics), Portucalense University (Porto, Portugal)
 
 
Teadusorganisatsiooniline ja -administratiivne tegevus
2015−...   
Head, Academic Area of Human-Computer Interaction, School of Digital Technologies, Tallinn University (Tallinn, Estonia)
2015−...   
Head, Bachelor of Informatics, Lusophone University (Porto, Portugal)
2011−...   
Esimehena, Eesti kohaliku ACM SIGCHI stumõlk peatükis, EstCHI (Tallinn, Estonia)
2015−2018   
Member of the Council for Doctoral Degrees in Natural Sciences, Tallinn University (Tallinn, Estonia)
2013−2018   
Curator, Masters in Human Computer Interaction, School of Digital Technologies, Tallinn University (Tallinn, Estonia)
2010−2015   
Head, Interaction Design Lab, Institute of Informatics, Tallinn University (Tallinn, Estonia)
2010−2013   
Head of curriculum, Master in Interactive Media and Knowledge Environments, Institute of Informatics (Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia)
2007−2010   
Koordinaator Arvutiteadus nimel, Jean Piaget University (Beira, Mosambiik)
2007−2010   
Rektor,Jean Piaget University, (Beira, Mosambiik)
2002−2007   
Koordinaator Arvutiteadus nimel, Jean Piaget University (Praia, Cape Verde)
2001−2007   
Tegevjuht, Jean Piaget University (Praia, Cape Verde)
1997−2001   
Rühmajuht, inimese ja masina koostoime nimel, Multimedia Resource Center, Universidade Fernando Pessoa (Porto, Portugal)
1996−2001   
Esimehena, Universidade Fernando Pessoa kohaliku ACM SIGCHI stumõlk peatükis UFP SIG CHI (Porto, Portugal)
 
 
Lisainfo
2019–... Member of COST action CA18230 Management Committee. This action focuses on "Interactive Narrative Design for Complexity Representations".
2018 Member of the defence committee of Dirk-Hinnerk Fischer's thesis on "Systemic stability and algorithm-based policy interventions" at Tallinn University of Technology.
2017–... Founder and board member of STARTS.EE, Tallinn University umbrella initiative promoting encounters between science, technology and the arts, for the benefit of society.
2016–... Co-organizer of the international doctoral course on Designing Human Technologies. This course promotes a broad (participatory) design-oriented research approach with a central human principle of participation and ethical concerns. It has taken place yearly in Denmark.
2015–... Co-organizer of the Global Accessibility Awareness Day in Estonia. The purpose of this event is to get people talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) accessibility and users with different disabilities.
2015 Member of the defence committee of Antigoni Parmaxi's doctoral thesis on "The Development of a Constructionist Learning Model for Social Technologies" at Cyprus University of Technology.
2014–2019 Member of the COST Action TD1405 (ENJECT) Management Committee. The action focuses on a new technology-enabled model of healthcare delivery and encompasses terms such as wireless, digital, electronic, mobile, and tele-health. All stakeholders in the process are ‘connected’ by means of timely sharing and presentation of accurate and pertinent information regarding patient status through smarter use of data, devices, communication platforms, and people.
2014–... Co-organizer of the Summer School in Research Methods in Human-Computer Interaction. This summer school is a by-product of COST Action Twintide and is currently sponsored by ACM SIGCHI. It took place in Tallinn, Estonia (2014), in Limassol, Cyprus (2015) and takes place in Dubrovnik, Croatia this year.
2014 Member of the committee assessing the nomination of Andris Ioannou for the position of Associate Professor at Cyprus University of Technology.
2013–2017 Grant Holder of the COST Action IC1303 (AAPELE) and member of the Management Committee. This action addresses the issues of defining software, hardware and service architectures for AAL, on studying and creating more efficient algorithms for AAL, particularly those related to the processing of large amounts of data and of biosignals in lossy environments, and on the research of protocols for AAL or, with more detail, on studying communication and data transmission protocols for AAL.
2013 Member of the defence committee of António Pedro Costa's doctoral thesis on "A Framework for Assessing the Usability of Digital Educational Resources" at University of Aveiro.
2012–... Member of the COST Action IC1203 (ENERGIC) Management Committee. The main objective of this action is to tackle with the generation and usage of volunteered geographic information
2011–... Co-organizer of the World Usability Day in Estonia. The World Usability Day is a single day of events occurring around the world that brings together communities of professional, industrial, educational, citizen, and government groups for our common objective: to ensure that the services and products important to life are easier to access and simpler to use.
2011–... Organizer of the Summer and Winter Schools in Experimental Interaction Design at Tallinn University in Estonia. This is a unique two-week course during which students will be introduced to the fundamentals of, interaction design, pervasive, ubiquitous, multi-modal, and physical digital environments in lively hands-on workshops supporting their work in small groups designing and creating prototypes and gaining experience in a number of interaction design principles, methods, tools and environments.
2010−2014 Member of the COST Action IC1002 (MUMIA) Management Committee. An action on fostering research and technology transfer between the areas of machine translation, information retrieval and multifaceted interactive information access
2009–2013 Member of the COST Action IC0904 (TwinTide) Management Committee. The main objective of this action is to harmonize research and practice on design and evaluation methodologies for computing artifacts, across sectors and disciplines
2019 Co-chair of INTERACT 2019, the 17th IFIP TC.13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction.
2020 Chair of NordiCHI 2020, the main Nordic forum for Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research.

Kvalifikatsioon

 
 
Teaduspreemiad ja tunnustused
2015, David Ribeiro Lamas, Badge of Merit awarded by the Rector of Tallinn University (Tallinn, Estonia)
2011, David Ribeiro Lamas, Best paper award, Towards the Design of Estonia’s M-Government Services, 5th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (Tallinn, Estonia)
2000, David Ribeiro Lamas, Best paper award, An empirical test on the use of directed World Wide Web navigation guidance, World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (Montreal, Canada)
 
 
Teadustöö põhisuunad
ETIS KLASSIFIKAATOR: 4. Loodusteadused ja tehnika; 4.6. Arvutiteadused; CERCS KLASSIFIKAATOR: T120 Süsteemitehnoloogia, arvutitehnoloogia; TÄPSUSTUS: Inimese-arvuti interaktsiooni

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MUUTRU16096 Algorithms, Architectures and Platforms for Enhanced Living Environments 01.05.201612.11.2017David Ribeiro LamasTallinn University, School of Digital Technologies, Centre for Educational Technology141 000,35 EUR
1.1.7.4.TF5019User experience (trust) evaluation on autonomous vehicle 20.11.201928.02.2020Ighoyota Ben AjenaghughrureTallinn University, School of Digital Technologies1 700,00 EUR
1.1.7.4.1.TF2218 A prototype for the BetterSelf initiative 01.09.201801.08.2020Vladimir TombergTallinn University8 000,00 EUR
1.2.3.4.TKA17085 BrainHack: Bringing the arts and sciences of brain and neural computer interface together 01.03.201631.12.2017Aleksander VäljamäeTallinn University, School of Digital Technologies, Centre for Educational Technology15 000,00 EUR
1.1.7.4.1.TF5116 (TLÜ uuringufondi nõukogu 25. novembri 2016. a. koosoleku otsus nr 9/16)BrainHack@TLU01.12.201601.12.2017Aleksander VäljamäeTallinn University, School of Digital Technologies7 000,00 EUR
ERMOSERMOS82Bridging the digital divide with mobile digital libraries 01.01.201231.12.2013Isaias Barreto Olimpio Da RosaTallinn University, Institute of Informatics64 100,00 EUR
MUUMÕA10613 (540572-LLP-1-2013-1-PT-ERASMUS-EKA)CIAKL II - Cinema and Industry Alliance for Knowledge and Learning01.10.201330.09.2015David Ribeiro LamasTallinn University; Tallinn University, Institute of Informatics18 871,00 EUR
1.2.2.4.TÕA18083 COLLECTIVE DREAMING: Experimental Interaction Design course for non-ICT audiences 15.05.201801.10.2019David Ribeiro LamasTallinn University, School of Digital Technologies28 000,00 EUR
MUUTÕA16110 COLLECTIVE DREAMING: Experimental Interaction Design course for non-ICT audiences 15.06.201601.10.2017Sónia Cláudia Da Costa SousaTallinn University, School of Digital Technologies, Centre for Educational Technology25 170,00 EUR
1.1.7.4.1.TF1716 (TLÜ uuringufondi nõukogu otsus 15.04.2016 )Inimese ja arvuti interaktsiooni akadeemilise suuna uurimisgrupi konsolideerimine Tallinna Ülikoolis01.05.201631.12.2018David Ribeiro LamasTallinn University, School of Digital Technologies26 000,00 EUR
MUU MÕA16023 Experimental Interaction Design training school 01.03.201631.12.2016Sónia Cláudia Da Costa SousaTallinn University, School of Digital Technologies, Centre for Educational Technology10 000,00 EUR
1.2.3.6.TKA20195 Stakeholder-Based Environmentally-Sustainable and Economically Doable Scenarios for the Energy Transition01.03.202129.02.2024Ilja ŠmorgunTallinn University, School of Digital Technologies99 960,00 EUR (total financing 500 428,52 EUR)
1.1.7.4.1.TF6516 (TLÜ uuringufondi nõukogu 25. novembri 2016. a koosoleku otsus nr 9/16)HCI maturity self-assessment tool 01.12.201601.07.2017Abiodun Afolayan OgunyemiTallinn University, School of Digital Technologies1 500,00 EUR
1.1.7.4.1.TF2017 (TLÜ uuringufondi nõukogu 10. mai 2017. aasta koosoleku otsus nr 7.1-17/2)Self-funding part of technology for HITSA grant "Software Development Lab Creation at the School of Digital Technologies, Tallinn University" 01.05.201731.05.2017Peeter NormakTallinn University, School of Digital Technologies5 500,00 EUR
MUUAU34209 (Grant agreement No 231590)IntelLeo - Intelligent learning Extended Organisation01.02.200931.01.2012Kai PataTallinn University; Tallinn University, Institute of Informatics163 699,97 EUR
MUUÕA/9612Bringing Interaction Design to the Fore (a series of talks on interaction design). Third Edition12.11.201220.11.2012David Ribeiro LamasTallinn University; Tallinn University, Institute of Informatics2 457,00 EUR
1.1.3.1.08.TKA18031 Developing specialty-specific ICT skills in higher education 01.02.201831.07.2019Aleksander VäljamäeTallinn University, School of Digital Technologies20 520,00 EUR (total financing 20 520,00 EUR)
MUUAR/9813Bringing Interaction Design to the Fore 401.10.201322.11.2013David Ribeiro LamasTallinn University; Tallinn University, Institute of Informatics2 058,00 EUR
MUUÕA/11413Bringing interaction design to the fore V17.11.201322.11.2013David Ribeiro LamasTallinn University970,00 EUR
MUUTÕA16020Interaction Design Lab upgrade including new User Experience Evaluation toolbox at the School of Digital Technologies, Tallinn University 01.03.201601.05.2017Aleksander VäljamäeTallinn University, School of Digital Technologies, Centre for Educational Technology47 909,25 EUR
MUUAR/3814Interaction Design Lab update (spring 2014)14.04.201430.06.2014David Ribeiro LamasTallinn University; Tallinn University, Institute of Informatics4 925,20 EUR
MUUAR/9913User Experience Evaluation16.10.201311.11.2013David Ribeiro LamasTallinn University; Tallinn University, Institute of Informatics4 512,63 EUR
1.2.3.4.TKA20043 Quantifying users’ trust experience in complex systems15.03.201915.09.2020Sónia Cláudia Da Costa SousaTallinn University, School of Digital Technologies46 300,00 EUR (total financing 46 300,00 EUR)
1.2.3.4.TKA20043 Quantifying users’ trust experience in complex systems15.03.201915.09.2020Sónia Cláudia Da Costa SousaTallinn University, School of Digital Technologies, Centre for Educational Technology46 300,00 EUR
MUUTT/8810Consulting on improvement of usability and securing of Audioguide services designed for operating systems of mobile phones14.07.201030.09.2010David Ribeiro LamasTallinn University; Tallinn University, Institute of Informatics3 834,70 EUR