Dr Paula Alexandra Silva

Design Innovation

Lecturer

Rye Hall
F - 2nd Floor
(01) 4747464

Biography

Dr Paula Alexandra Silva is a Human-Computer Interaction researcher and practitioner, who focuses on designing user interfaces for older adults. She is also a passionate teacher and has lectured on HCI-related courses. Currently, she is a lecturer in Design Innovation. She has held appointments at a number of Universities and has more than 10 years of experience teaching a diversity of courses and supervising students. She was also a Post-Doc fellow at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and senior Scientist at Fraunhofer Portugal, where she managed the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) area. She holds a PhD in Computer Science awarded by Lancaster University, where she wrote a dissertation on ‘Designing User Interfaces with the BadIdeas Method: Towards Creativity and Innovation’ under the supervision of Professor Alan Dix.

Books

  Year Publication
2012 Designing User Interfaces with the BadIdeas Method: Towards Creativity and Innovation.
Silva, Paula Alexandra (2012) Designing User Interfaces with the BadIdeas Method: Towards Creativity and Innovation. : LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2017 'Adapting the Studio Based Learning Methodology to Computer Science Education'
Silva, Paula Alexandra and Polo, Blanca J. and Crosby, Martha E. (2017) 'Adapting the Studio Based Learning Methodology to Computer Science Education' In: Samuel B. Fee Amanda Holland-Minkley Thomas E. Lombardi (eds). New Directions for Computing Education. USA: Springer International Publishing. [DOI] [Details]
2017 'eCAALYX TV User Interface'
Nunes, Francisco; Silva, Paula Alexandra (2017) 'eCAALYX TV User Interface' In: Johnson, Jeff and Finn, Kate (eds). Designing User Interfaces for an Aging Population. Cambridge, MA: Morgan Kaufmann. [Details]
2014 'Smartphones, Smart Seniors, But Not-So-Smart Apps: A Heuristic Evaluation of Fitness Apps'
Silva, Paula Alexandra; Holden, Kelly; Nii, Aska (2014) 'Smartphones, Smart Seniors, But Not-So-Smart Apps: A Heuristic Evaluation of Fitness Apps' In: Dylan D. Schmorrow; Cali M. Fidopiastis (eds). Foundations of Augmented Cognition. Advancing Human Performance and Decision-Making through Adaptive Systems. Switzerland: Springer. [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Studio-Based Learning as a Natural Fit to Teaching Human-Computer Interaction'
Silva, Paula Alexandra; Crosby, Martha E; Polo, Blanca J (2014) 'Studio-Based Learning as a Natural Fit to Teaching Human-Computer Interaction' In: Masaaki Kurosu (eds). Human-Computer Interaction Theories, Methods, and Tools. Switzerland: Springer. [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Using the Smartphone Accelerometer to Monitor Fall Risk while Playing a Game: The Design and Usability Evaluation of Dance! Don’t Fall'
Silva, Paula Alexandra; Nunes, Francisco; Vasconcelos, Ana; Kerwin, Maureen; Moutinho, Ricardo; Teixeira, Pedro (2013) 'Using the Smartphone Accelerometer to Monitor Fall Risk while Playing a Game: The Design and Usability Evaluation of Dance! Don’t Fall' In: Foundations of Augmented Cognition. [DOI] [Details]
2013 'Challenges from the Future: Bridging the Gaps through HCI Education'
Oestreicher, Lars and Silva, Paula Alexandra (2013) 'Challenges from the Future: Bridging the Gaps through HCI Education' In: Springer-Verlag Berlin. [Details]
2013 'Combining Augmented Cognition and Gamification'
Ikehara, Curtis S; Crosby, Martha E; Silva, Paula Alexandra (2013) 'Combining Augmented Cognition and Gamification' In: Foundations of Augmented Cognition. [DOI] [Details]
2011 'Tangible Interaction on Tabletops for Elderly People'
Marques, Tiago; Nunes, Francisco; Silva, Paula Alexandra; Rodrigues, Rui (2011) 'Tangible Interaction on Tabletops for Elderly People' In: Junia Anacleto Sidney Fels Nicholas Graham Bill Kapralos Magy Seif El-Nasr Kevin Stanley (eds). Entertainment Computing ICEC 2011. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer. [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'Cross-Platform Social Web Application for Older Adults with HTML 5'
Sousa, Tiago Boldt; Tenreiro, Pedro; Silva, Paula Alexandra; Nunes, Francisco; Rodrigues, Eduarda Mendes (2011) 'Cross-Platform Social Web Application for Older Adults with HTML 5' In: Junia Anacleto Sidney Fels Nicholas Graham Bill Kapralos Magy Seif El-Nasr Kevin Stanley (eds). Entertainment Computing ICEC 2011. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer. [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2011 'Storytelling Meets the Social Web: An HTML5 Cross-Platform Application for Older Adults'
Sousa, Tiago Boldt; Tenreiro, Pedro; Silva, Paula Alexandra; Rodrigues, Eduarda Mendes (2011) 'Storytelling Meets the Social Web: An HTML5 Cross-Platform Application for Older Adults' In: Pedro Campos Nicholas Graham Joaquim Jorge Nuno Nunes Philippe Palanque Marco Winckler (eds). Human-Computer Interaction INTERACT 2011. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer. [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2009 'Preface - Creativity and HCI: From Experience to Design in Education'
Kotzé, Paula; Wong, William; Jorge, Joaquim; Dix, Alan; Silva, Paula Alexandra (2009) 'Preface - Creativity and HCI: From Experience to Design in Education' In: Creativity and HCI: From Experience to Design in Education. Boston: Springer. [DOI] [Details]
2007 'BadIdeas for Usability and Design of Medicine and Healthcare Sensors'
Silva, Paula Alexandra; Van Laerhoven, Kristof (2007) 'BadIdeas for Usability and Design of Medicine and Healthcare Sensors' In: HCI and Usability for Medicine and Health Care. [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2007 'EISH – Exercises in Studying HCI'
Baumann, Konrad and Kotze, Paula and Oestreicher, Lars and Bannon, Liam and Varey, Alison and van Greunen, Darelle and van der Veer, Gerrit and Petrie, Helen and Jounila, Ilari and Mavrommati, Irene and Garay-Vitoria, Nestor and Ozcan, Oguzhan and Purgathofer, Peter and Silva, Paula Alexandra (2007) 'EISH – Exercises in Studying HCI' In: GPCG. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2015 'User interface design guidelines for smartphone applications for people with Parkinson’s disease'
Nunes F.;Silva P.;Cevada J.;Correia Barros A.;Teixeira L. (2015) 'User interface design guidelines for smartphone applications for people with Parkinson’s disease'. Universal Access in the Information Society, [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Leveraging Electronic Ticketing to Provide Personalized Navigation in a Public Transport Network'
Aguiar, A. and Nunes, F.M.C. and Silva, M.J.F. and Silva, P.A. and Elias, D. (2012) 'Leveraging Electronic Ticketing to Provide Personalized Navigation in a Public Transport Network'. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 13 (1):213-220 [DOI] [Details]
2012 'Dance! Don't Fall - preventing falls and promoting exercise at home'
Kerwin, Maureen and Nunes, Francisco and Silva, Paula Alexandra (2012) 'Dance! Don't Fall - preventing falls and promoting exercise at home'. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 177 :254-259 [DOI] [Details]
2001 'As novas tecnologias como veículo de transmissão da informação financeira'
Silva, Paula Alexandra Gomes da and Alves, Paulo Alexandre Pimenta (2001) 'As novas tecnologias como veículo de transmissão da informação financeira'. Revista Contabilidade \& Finanças, 12 (27):24-32 [DOI] [Details]
2001 'Relato Financeiro: O Novo Paradigma das Tecnologias da Informação'
Alves, Paulo Alexandre Pimenta and Silva, Paula Alexandra Gomes da (2001) 'Relato Financeiro: O Novo Paradigma das Tecnologias da Informação'. Estudos do ISCA, 0 (6/7):297-322 [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2017 Investigating Activity Zones on Smartphones: An Empirical Study with Older Adults
Paula Alexandra Silva, Roxanne Leitão, Maureen Kerwin (2017) Investigating Activity Zones on Smartphones: An Empirical Study with Older Adults EPCGI2017 Encontro Português de Computação Gráfica e Interação [Details]
2015 Investigating synergies between interaction design methods
Filippi S.;Barattin D.;Silva P. (2015) Investigating synergies between interaction design methods Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) , pp.179-190 [DOI] [Details]
2010 Human-computer interaction and the older adult: an example using user research and personas
Nunes, Francisco; Silva, Paula Alexandra; Abrantes, Filipe (2010) Human-computer interaction and the older adult: an example using user research and personas Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments [DOI] [Details]
2015 Towards a List of Heuristics to Evaluate Smartphone Apps Targeted at Older Adults: A Study with Apps that Aim at Promoting Health and Well-Being
Silva, P.A. and Holden, K. and Jordan, P. (2015) Towards a List of Heuristics to Evaluate Smartphone Apps Targeted at Older Adults: A Study with Apps that Aim at Promoting Health and Well-Being 2015 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) , pp.3237-3246 [Details]
2013 mobileWAY – A System to Reduce the Feeling of Temporary Lonesomeness of Persons with Dementia and to Foster Inter-caregiver Collaboration
Jordan, Philipp and Silva, Paula Alexandra and Nunes, Francisco and Oliveira, Renato (2013) mobileWAY – A System to Reduce the Feeling of Temporary Lonesomeness of Persons with Dementia and to Foster Inter-caregiver Collaboration 2013 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) , pp.2474-2483 [Details]
2013 A Study of Novice Older Adults and Gestural Interaction on Smartphones
Leitão, Roxanne and Silva, Paula Alexandra (2013) A Study of Novice Older Adults and Gestural Interaction on Smartphones 3rd Workshop on Mobile Accessibility Paris, , pp.1-4 [Details]
2012 Designing Tablet-based Games for Seniors: The Example of CogniPlay
Vasconcelos, Ana and Silva, Paula Alexandra and Caseiro, João and Nunes, Francisco and Teixeira, Luís F. (2012) Designing Tablet-based Games for Seniors: The Example of CogniPlay Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Fun and Games New York, NY, USA, , pp.1-10 [Details]
2012 Target and Spacing Sizes for Smartphone User Interfaces for Older Adults: Design Patterns Based on an Evaluation with Users
Leitão, Roxanne and Silva, Paula Alexandra (2012) Target and Spacing Sizes for Smartphone User Interfaces for Older Adults: Design Patterns Based on an Evaluation with Users 19th Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs Tucson, Arizona, , pp.1-16 [Details]
2012 Dancelidoo: Uma ferramenta colaborativa de composição musical para crianças, por ciranças
Gonçalves, Ricardo and Silva, Paula Alexandra and Melo, Rui and Aguiar, Ademar (2012) Dancelidoo: Uma ferramenta colaborativa de composição musical para crianças, por ciranças Atas do II Congresso Internacional TIC e Educação Lisbon, Portugal, , pp.3184-3190 [Details]
2012 Design Recommendations for TV User Interfaces for Older Adults: Findings from the eCAALYX Project
Nunes, Francisco and Kerwin, Maureen and Silva, Paula Alexandra (2012) Design Recommendations for TV User Interfaces for Older Adults: Findings from the eCAALYX Project Proceedings of the 14th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility New York, NY, USA, , pp.41-48 [Details]
2011 Mover – Activity Monitor and Fall Detector for Android
Teixeira, Pedro M. and Teixeira, Luis F. and Silva, Paula Alexandra and Nunes, Francisco (2011) Mover – Activity Monitor and Fall Detector for Android Proceedings of Mobile HCI 2011 Workshop: Mobile Wellness Stockholm, Sweden, , pp.1-5 [Details]
2011 The Smartphone – a Mobile Companion for Older Adults
Nunes, Francisco and Silva, Paula Alexandra (2011) The Smartphone – a Mobile Companion for Older Adults Proceedings of INTERACT 2011 Workshop: Promoting and supporting healthy living by design Lisbon, Portugal, , pp.41-43 [Details]
2011 Analysis, Design and Evaluation of an Interactive System to Support Dementia Patients and Integrate Carers
Jordan, Philipp and Silva, Paula Alexandra (2011) Analysis, Design and Evaluation of an Interactive System to Support Dementia Patients and Integrate Carers Proceedings of INTERACT 2011 Workshop: Promoting and supporting healthy living by design Lisbon, , pp.33-35 [Details]
2010 A Methodology to Evaluate Creative Design Methods: A Study with the BadIdeas Method
Silva, Paula Alexandra and Read, Janet C. (2010) A Methodology to Evaluate Creative Design Methods: A Study with the BadIdeas Method Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Computer-Human Interaction Special Interest Group of Australia on Computer-Human Interaction New York, NY, USA, , pp.264-271 [Details]
2010 3 x 7 Usability Testing Guidelines for Older Adults
Silva, Paula Alexandra and Nunes, Francisco (2010) 3 x 7 Usability Testing Guidelines for Older Adults Proceedings of the 3rd Mexican ACM SIGCHI Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction , pp.1-8 [Details]
2010 BadIdeas 3.0: A Method for Creativity and Innovation in Design
Silva, Paula Alexandra (2010) BadIdeas 3.0: A Method for Creativity and Innovation in Design Proceedings of the 1st DESIRE Network Conference on Creativity and Innovation in Design Aarhus, Denmark, , pp.154-162 [Details]
2010 Fostering Wellness of Older Adults while Performing Usability Testing
Nunes, Francisco and Silva, Paula Alexandra (2010) Fostering Wellness of Older Adults while Performing Usability Testing Proceeding of the HCI2010: British Computer Society Conference on Human-Computer Interaction Workshop HCI4WELL Dundee, United Kingdom, , pp.1-2 [Details]
2008 The Co-realisation of a Village Photo Display
Taylor, Nick and Cheverst, Keith and Dix, Alan and Silva, Paula Alexandra and Rouncefield, Mark (2008) The Co-realisation of a Village Photo Display Proceedings of the CHI 2008 Workshop: Collocated Social Practices Surrounding Photos Florence, Italy, , pp.1-3 [Details]
2007 Usability: Not As We Know It!
Silva, Paula Alexandra and Dix, Alan (2007) Usability: Not As We Know It! Proceedings of the 21st British HCI Group Annual Conference on People and Computers: HCI...But Not As We Know It - Volume 2 Swinton, UK, UK, , pp.103-106 [Details]
2007 Creativity in Ubiquitous Computing Research
Silva, Paula Alexandra and Van Laerhoven, Kristof (2007) Creativity in Ubiquitous Computing Research Proceedings of HCI Educators 2007 - Creativity3: Experiencing to educate and design , pp.1-8 [Details]
2006 Understanding materials
Silva, Paula Alexandra (2006) Understanding materials Teaching Design for HCI Convivio Faculty Forum Workshop Webzine Graz, Austria, , pp.1-5 [Details]
2006 Why bad ideas are a good idea
Dix, Alan and Ormerod, Tom and Twidale, Michael and Sas, Corina and Silva, Paula Alexandra Gomes da and McKnight, Lorna (2006) Why bad ideas are a good idea Proceedings of the HCI Educators Workshop 2006 Ballina/Killaloe, Ireland, , pp.1-6 [Details]
2006 Chindogu and Scrapheap Spirit as Creativity Triggers
Dix, Alan and Silva, Paula Alexandra (2006) Chindogu and Scrapheap Spirit as Creativity Triggers Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Culture London, , pp.1-5 [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
2009 Designing User Interfaces with the BadIdeas Method: Towards Creativity and Innovation.
Paula Alexandra Silva (2009) Designing User Interfaces with the BadIdeas Method: Towards Creativity and Innovation. Lancaster University, United Kingdom: Thesis [Details]
2002 User Interfaces Usability, Analysis, Design and Evaluation Focused on the World-Wide Web User.
Paula Alexandra Silva (2002) User Interfaces Usability, Analysis, Design and Evaluation Focused on the World-Wide Web User. Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Portugal: Thesis [Details]