Ana Pires


Laboratório de Sistemas Informáticos de Grande Escala (LASIGE)

Sala/Gabinete 6.3.39
Ext. Principal 26337

Carreira Investigacao
Categoria Investigador Doutorado Contratado ao Abrigo do DL57

Interesses Científicos

I am a cognitive psychologist with experience in multidisciplinary Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Currently, I am a PostDoc Researcher in LASIGE, Faculty of Science, University of Lisboa. In our projects, we emphasize participatory design, user-centered design and the use of multimodal interactive systems. We personalize and tailor digital interventions to enable a greater behavioural change and adherence to the treatment or training. Great part of my work has been to create cognitive and educational tools to foster the acquisition of core skills, such as executive functions, mathematics and computational thinking in younger children- sighted and visually impaired children. We use multisensory environments combining tangible interaction with digital auditory feedback, to enable blind children to take benefits from both real and virtual worlds. We also apply inclusive multisensory systems in other domains, as for instance, in neuro-cognitive assessments for elderly people (including visual impaired people).

Publicações selecionadas
  • Pires, A. C., González-Perilli, F., Bakala, E., Fleischer, B., Sansone, G.& Marichal, S. (2019). Building blocks of mathematical learning: digital and tangible manipulatives lead to different strategies in number composition. Front. Educ. 4:81.doi: 10.3389/feduc.2019.00081
  • Pires, A. C., Marichal, S., González-Perilli, F., Bakala, E., Fleischer, B., Sansone, G.& Guerreiro, T. (2019). A Tangible Math Game for Visually Impaired Children. ACM 21th International Conference on Computers and Accessibility. Pittsburgh, PA, USA. October, 2019
  • Marichal, S., Rosales, A., Sansone, G., Pires, A. C., Bakala, E., Perilli, F. G., et al. (2017). “Ceta: open, affordable and portable mixed-reality environment for low-cost tablets,” in Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services, MobileHCI '17 (New York, NY: ACM), 47:1–47:7.
  • Dillon, M., Pires, A. C., Hyde, D., & Spelke, E. (2015). Ruling out placebo effects in approximate numerical training with children. British Journal of Developmental Psychology. DOI: 10.1111/bjdp.12118
  • Krzysztof, K., Duchowsky, A., Szmidt, T., Krejtz, I., Gonzalez Perilli,F, Pires, A. C., Vilaró, A., & Villalobos, N. (2015). Gaze Transition Entropy. Transactions on Apllied Percetion.

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