José Carlos Neves has in the physical interface and interactive art his main focus of investigation, subjects he follows on his artistic work and post-graduation studies: he accomplishes a PHD in Communication Studies and a Master in Multimedia Communication Systems with dissertations on those frame studies.
With a degree in Communication Design, he has a solid professional experience in the Graphic Design field; he was senior designer and founder associate of a design studio for several years.
Currently he manages subjects related to design and technologies at ULHT.
As a lecturer, he teaches subjects in the areas of Interaction Design, Digital Arts and Communication Design in several bachelor degrees (Design, Videogames, Cinema, Applied Communications) and in two Master Degrees (Design and Teaching Visual Arts in the 3rd Cycle).
Believing in the principle of «learning-by-doing», where real projects can benefit the learning process, he looks at the project of accessible education as his most satisfying and challenger as a teacher: project that aims to teach mathematics to deaf children through video games with integration of original physical interfaces.
As interaction designer and project manager, he has in Gulbenkian’s “Centro Interpretativo Ribeiro Telles” his most relevant project: a multimedia space dedicated to Gulbenkian garden, in which he coordinated the CICANT-ULHT team (CECL-UNL was a project partner) and conceived the physical interface of the main room.
2016: PhD in Communication Sciences. Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias. Lisboa, Portugal.
2008: Master’s Degree in Audiovisual e Multimédia. Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias. Lisboa, Portugal.
1998: Bachelor's Degree in Communication Sciences. Belas Artes — Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal