A Little About Us


Welcome to uniMAD – the Media, Arts and Design Research Centre.

uniMAD aims at developing high quality research and promoting the artistic, theoretical and technological development in Media, Cinema, Photography, Web Design, Information Technology, Graphic Design, Industrial Design and Digital Arts. The Research Centre will also strive to promote communication and cooperation among researchers and regional, national and international policy makers, so as to improve and enhance the development of specific knowledge.

Research Areas


uniMAD as interdisciplinary research center.

Photography

Artists and photographers endowed with skills and critical capacity to develop photographic discourse in its various aspects, both professional and authorial.

Multimedia

Specialists in areas such as 3D modeling, VR/AR, interactive installations, video games, graphic animation and video mapping and, production and multimedia production in general.

AudioVisual

Specialists with with great talent to develop concepts in the image arts, namely in the areas of video, photography, sound and lighting.

Programming learning & gamification

Reasearchers aiming to design and develop strategies, methodologies and tools to foster the computer programming learning, highlighting gamification to engage users in educational and business domains.

Cinema

Professionals with higher qualifications in the field of research in photography, documentary and fictional cinema, directing, production, sound, photography and audiovisual direction.

Design

Researchers with skills in three fundamental axes of design practice: laboratory experience, authorship and innovation.

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Integrated Members

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Collaborators

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Projects

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Publications

News & Events


Research news and events where uniMAD members are involved

ESMAD 5 YEARS!

By RQ |
Today is a biga day, is the 5th anniversary of ESMAD | Higher School of Media Arts and Design. You can follow the streaming session with testimonies from various external personalities, teachers, staff and current (and alumni) students. Please be tuned!

DRIVE

By RQ |
DRIVE is a cycle of conferences promoted by the Master in Design and intrinsic to the theme of research. Next Saturday, April 17, 2021, starting at 9:45 am, the third edition of DRIVE - Design Related Investigation will take place, which will be registered online via Zoom.

“CONTRAST” supported by DGARTES!

By RQ |
"CONTRAST: Multidisciplinary artistic network of Art, Architecture, Design and Photography initiatives", headed by the AAI-CEAU-FAUP research group, to be jointly managed with ESMAD-uniMAD and i2ads-FBAUP, was selected for funding through DGARTES.

10th edition of SLATE in ESMAD!

By RQ |
SLATE is an international symposium about languages. It is organized in three different tracks: HHL (Natural Language Processing, Tools and Techniques), HCL (Language Design, Compiling and Assessment) and CCL (Mark-up and Interchange Formats and Techniques).

Poster in PCD@Coimbra

By RQ |
Álvaro Andrade, a 3rd year student of the Multimedia Degree, developed a poster in code on the number 25 and was one of the finalists of PCD @ Coimbra. The poster was one of the twenty-five posters chosen to be presented on December 9, at the event.