I am a lecturer and researcher at the Brazilian public university UFRPE, at the Computing Department (Departamento de Computação), in Recife, Pernambuco. In 2017 I was a post-doctoral researcher at the ACT-Lab at McGill University (School of Information Studies) – Montreal, in an AGE-WELL project on developing technologies to support the communication of older adults. I have previously worked as a research officer at the London Knowledge Lab, and as an interaction designer at CESAR Recife. I am graduated in Computer Science at CIn/UFPE, where I also did my master in tangible technologies for learning. My PhD was on tangibles for intellectual disabilities, at the Institute of Education, University of London. My research interests include: technologies for learning, technologies for learning disabilities, user experience, human-computer interaction, accessibility, teaching and learning of programming languages. I am passionate about my profession, have strong social beliefs and dream of making the world a better place.
Contact: taciana.pontual [at] ufrpe.br