Paula Alexandra Silva


is a Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) lecturer, researcher, and practitioner whose passion is to understand how to leverage technology to create a better future for us all. She is also a passionate teacher who strives to create exceptional learning experiences for her students. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science, within the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra. Before she held appointments as lecturer at a number of universities, as Postdoc Fellow at the University of Hawai’i and as Senior Scientist at Fraunhofer Portugal, where she managed the Human-Computer Interaction area and group. She has earned her Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Lancaster, UK. Since finishing her PhD she focuses on designing applications for older adults with a view to improve their overall health and wellbeing and enable their active participation in society.



Last update: May 2020


Articles published on IXD&A:


Understanding the role of digital communication and mediation strategies in community-led territorial innovation: a systematic review, N. 44, pp. 7 - 28, abstractdownload