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Personal information

Ana Figueiras is a research scientist at iNova Media Lab, where she coordinates the research line in Information Visualization and Data Analysis (ViDA). Before joining iNOVA, she received her Ph.D. in Digital Media from Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UT Austin Program | Portugal). Ana also holds a degree in Communication Sciences and a Master's degree in New Media. Her main research area is information visualization with a focus on visual forms of storytelling and on identifying the best techniques for incorporating narrative elements into visualization, as well as finding which elements are most effective. She is also interested in new methodologies for performance and experience evaluation in visualization. Ana also integrates the team of a project for the creation of interactive educational resources for primary school children, supported by the Operational Human Capital Program, and is a visiting assistant professor at the Lusófona University.

Education/Academic qualification

Digital Media, Doctorate, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

1 Oct 201026 Nov 2016

Award Date: 26 Nov 2016

New Media, Master, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (FCSH)

1 Oct 200819 Jul 2010

Award Date: 19 Jul 2010

Communication Science, Bachelor, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (FCSH)

10 Sep 200429 Jul 2008

Award Date: 29 Jul 2008

External positions

Invited Assistant Professor, Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias

Feb 2019 → …


  • HE Transportation and Communications
  • Visualization
  • Information visualization
  • Narrative visualization
  • Storytelling


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