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Sónia Cláudia Da Costa Sousa

https://etis.ee/CV/Sonia_Sousa/eng
19.10.1975
+372 53921116
scs@tlu.ee
Associate Professor and Researcher of Interaction Design at Tallinn University’s School of Digital Technology. Sónia received her Ph.D. in 2006 at Sheffield Hallam University, UK, and her Doctor degree accreditation by Aveiro University, Portugal, in 2007. Meanwhile, concluded her postdoc projects at Aberta University and Tallinn University.
Since 2003, she has been focusing on exploring the role of Trust in technologically enhanced contexts. Publishing more than 32 research articles the past 5 years, most of them as an independent researcher. Currently, Sónia actively researches, teach and supervise at Tallinn University. Her research duties focus mainly on her Trust socio-technical model and Human-computer Interaction. She also co-supervises, two doctoral projects on Human-Computer Interaction. Since 2005, successfully mentors Master thesis projects and, since 2015 supervises doctoral project applications.
Sónia's teaching duties in the past 5 years include Master level courses on HCI and interaction Design (e.g. Human-Centered Computer, User Experience evaluation, and End User Computer, Trustful computing, and Designing for User Engagement). She also leads a join online MSc master on Interaction Design with Cyprus University of Technology (idmaster.eu). As well the Experimental Interaction Design summer school at TLU: Meanwhile, Sónia successfully participated in four personal funded research projects. Participated as well in teams of EU and locally funded research projects where she could apply her expertise. Mainly addressed issues related to openness, collaboration, and e-participation. She also actively participates in cooperation projects in developing (Afghanistan, Moçambique, Cabo Verde).
Her collaboration includes African countries like: Cape Verde, Praia (6 years); Mozambique, Beira (3 years), Afghanistan (3 years) mainly supervising activities. Since 2001, been author and co-author of pedagogic, didactic, scientific publications, both in English and Portuguese; participation in national and international conferences since 1999. Her background also includes volunteer work as well and creative work (mainly 3D graphics and animation). Developed at Michigan State University, USA and Fernando Pessoa University, PT.

Career

Institutions and positions
01.01.2017–...   
Tallinn University, School of Digital Technologies, Centre for Educational Technology, Senior Researcher (0,30)
01.01.2017–...   
Tallinn University, School of Digital Technologies, Associate Professor (0,70)
01.01.2013–31.12.2015   
Universidade Aberta, Universidade Aberta (1,00)
01.01.2010–31.12.2012   
Invited researcher at Universidade do Minho
01.01.2006–31.12.2010   
Auxiliar professor with tenure, Instituto Piaget, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
01.01.2001–31.12.2006   
Lecture, with tenure, Instituto Piaget, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
01.01.2000–31.12.2000   
Software designer, Michigan State University's Media interface and Network Design Labs, Lansing, USA
01.01.1998–31.12.2001   
Software designer, Multimedia Research Centre, Universidade Fernando Pessoa, Porto, Portugal
 
 
Education
01.02.2018–04.02.2018   
TRAINING SCHOOL (CA16102) - meta-analyses
20.11.2017–24.11.2017   
TRAINING SCHOOL (CA16121) - collaborative economy
15.07.2016–25.07.2016   
Research Methods in HCI, Summer school, 10 days summer school. 5ECTS
11.11.2016–11.11.2016   
WUD - Sustainability-Focused Creative Problem Solving, World Usability Day, Tallinn University, 1 day workshop
2015–2015   
CHI: Designing for sharing in local communities, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 1 day workshop.
2015–2015   
WUD: Ethics, Questionnaire and Survey Design, World Usability Day, Tallinn University, 1 day workshop
2013–2015   
Post-doctoral studies, Distance education Lab, Open University, Lisbon, Portugal. Title: “Comunidades de aprendizagem eletrónicas (Online Learning Communities)”
2012–2012   
TUTOREM: Research Methods for Human-Computer Interaction, TwinTide Autumn Training School, 6 days.
2012–2012   
NorthiCHI: User-centered Trust in Interactive systems workshop, Nordic conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 1 day workshop.
2010–2012   
Post-doctoral studies, Centre for education Technology, Institute of Informatics, Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia. Title: "Activity patterns in informal virtual learning communities”
2006–2006   
EUDORA: European Doctorate in teaching and Teacher Education, Summer school, 12 days.
2006–2006   
E-Learn: Evaluating E-Learning, World Conference on E-Learning, 1 day workshop.
2005–2005   
E-Learn: Designing for the User, World Conference on E-Learning, 1 day workshop.
2003–2006   
Doctor of Philosophy in Education Technology, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK.
2003–2003   
Sheffield Hallam University: Research Methodologies course, MSc in e-Learning Multimedia and Consultancy, 10 ECTS.
2003–2003   
Sheffield Hallam University: Academic Writing, Lifelong education course.
2001–2001   
CHI: Usable for the World: A Practical Guide to International User Studies, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 1 day workshop.
2000–2000   
Michigan State University: TC891 Virtual Flash Design Studio, 4 ECTS course.
2000–2000   
CHI: Usability Techniques for Web-Based Services: Diversity and Technology, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 1 day workshop.
1999–1999   
Universidade Católica do Porto, school of arts: Lifelong training in Technology and Digital Arts, 1 year intensive training.
1998–1998   
AVANCA: Art and Animation workshop, International meeting of Cinema, TV, Video and Multimedia, 1 day workshop.
1997–2001   
Licenciatura in Informatics/communication Design engineering (with distinction), Universidade Fernando Pessoa, Porto, Portugal.
1997–1997   
Autodesk: 3D Studio Max & 3D Studio Viz
 
 
R&D related managerial and administrative work
2018−...   
Coordinator MGA 684 – Thesis II of the Online Masters in Interaction Design
2018−...   
Member of review committee -The Electronic Journal of Information Systems Evaluation The Electronic Journal of e-Learning IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems
2018−...   
IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems
2017−...   
IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems journal, SAGE Open journals Reviewer committee ( 2 reviews)
2017−...   
Electronic Journal of IS Evaluation (EJISE). Reviewer committee. (1 review)
2016−...   
Curator of the join online MSc on Interaction Design together with Cyprus University of Technology.
2016−...   
Member of admissions committee for the MSc in interaction Design online Master and Human-Computer Interaction.
2016−...   
Member of the collegial board of studies, School of Digital technologies, Tallinn University
2016−...   
Curriculum design, Licenciatura em Engenharia Informática e Tecnologias, Universidade Metodista de Moçambique (UMUM). Inhambane, Mozambique Contribute as volunteer for kick-starting of this university in central Mozambique.
2016−...   
Member of the Human Computer Interaction Master defence committee Tallinn University.
2016−...   
Computers in Human Behavior
2016−...   
NordiCHI 2016
2016−...   
Member of admissions committee for the master programme in interaction Design online Master Programme.
2014−...   
Member of European Educational Research Association (ECER) Conference committee - Reviewer
2004−...   
Master students supervision (Tallinn University, Jean Piaget University in Mozambique and Cape Verde)
2019−2019   
Staff Mobility for teaching with Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic (10 hours)
2019−2019   
Staff Mobility for teaching with Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (21 Hours)
2018−2018   
Staff Mobility for teaching with Escola superior de Enfermagem, Lisbon, Portugal (20 hours)
2018−2018   
Invited speaker
2018−2018   
2018−2018   
Staff Mobility for teaching with Cyprus University of Technology
2018−2018   
Staff Mobility for teaching with Cyprus University of Technology (10 hours)
2017−2017   
Organize a parallel session - 5th International Conference on Learning and Collaboration Technologies
2017−2021   
Member of COST action CA16102 – TREATme “European Network on Individualized Psychotherapy Treatment of Young People with Mental Disorders”
2017−2021   
Member of COST action CA16121. From Sharing to Caring: Examining Socio-Technical Aspects of the Collaborative Economy
2017−2017   
Erasmus+ application "How to prepare children with Autism for the digital future: AN AUTISTIC MIND IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE”
2016−2017   
Coordinator and Co-organizer of the of the Summer/Winter School in Experimental Interaction Design, School of Digital technologies, Tallinn University
2016−2017   
HCI International. Organizing a parallel session on "Trust in Human Computer Interaction"
2016−2016   
Nordic forum for Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research NordiCHI, conference reviewer.
2015−2017   
International Technology Enhanced Assessment Conference (TEA). Conference reviewer.
2014−2019   
Doctoral project by Baseer Ahmad Baheer. Thesis Title "Open Source e-Government Interoperability Framework." Co-supervision
2014−2018   
Member of COST action TD1309 – LUDI “Play for Children with Disabilities”
2012−2016   
Member of COST action TD1202 – Mapping and the Citizen Sensor
2009−2015   
Opponent in four doctoral thesis, Universidade Santiago de compostela Spain
2008−2009   
Leads Informatics study programme, Universidade Jean piaget de Moçambique
2007−2009   
Coordinated e-learning and the internship office, Universidade Jean piaget de Moçambique
2006−2010   
Opponent in Master, Licenciatura and Bachelor thesis. Universidade Jean Piaget de Cabo Verde e Moçambique.
2004−2009   
Was a member of the institute of Informatics Council, Universidade Jean piaget de Moçambique
2004−2009   
Cooperated in the development of three bachelor level and two master level programmes in informatics
2004−2006   
Member of the collegial board of studies, Universidade Jean piaget de Cabo Verde
 
 
Creative work
Since 2016: Web design and development: Universidade Metodista Unida de Moçambique.
2006-2009: Graphical identity design and developed: Universidade Jean Piaget de Moçambique.
2001-2003: Graphical identity design and developed: Universidade Jean Piaget de Cabo Verde.
2007- 2009: Web design and development: Universidade Jean Piaget de Moçambique web presence.
2003-2006: Web design and development: Universidade Jean Piaget de Cabo Verde web presence.
2001: Web design and development: Jornadas de museulogia, São João da Madeira web presence.
2001: 3D modelling and animation: The future buildings of hat museum.
1999: D modelling and animation: the future buildings of Universidade Fernando Pessoa health department.
1999: 3D modelling and animation: Universidade Fernando Pessoa buildings.
2001. 3D modelling and animation: Fernando Pessoal Cinema Festival (generic) .
1999: 3D modelling and animation: Universidade Fernando Pessoa buildings.
 
 
Additional information
Since 2017: Seminar I & II (MGA 675). Interaction Design online Master programme. Tallinn University and Cyprus University. (Designer, developer and lecturer). ;
Since 2017: Evaluating User Experience (MGA673). Interaction Design online Master programme. Tallinn University and Cyprus University. (co-designer, co-developer and co-lecturer);
Since 2017: User experience Evaluation (IFI7310.DT). One edition per academic year. Tallinn University.;
Since 2016: End User Computing (IFI7314.DT). One edition per academic year. HCI Master programme, Tallinn University. (Designer, developer and lecturer).;
Fall 2015: Programming Workshop (IFI7184.DT). HCI Master programme, Tallinn University. (Designer, developer and lecturer). available at https://ifi7102.wordpress.com;
Since 2014: Human Centered Computer (IFI7172.DT). HCI Master programme, Tallinn University. (Designer, developer and lecturer). One edition every other year. Feedback was positive. 2014 edition available in available at https://ifi7172.wordpress.com ;
2013-2016: valuating User Experience (IFI7155). HCI Master programme Tallinn University. (Designer, developer and co-lecturer). Four editions. The feedback was positive. 2015 edition available in available at https://ifi7155.wordpress.com
;
2014-2015: Computer Skills and Programming Update (IFI7102.DT). Two editions. HCI Master programme Tallinn University. (Designer, developer and co-lecturer). Four editions. The feedback was positive.;
2014-2015: Web Workshop (IFI7174.DT). Two edition (29 students). HCI Master programme Tallinn University. (Designer, developer and lecturer). The feedback was positive. https://ifi7174.wordpress.com
;
2015: Designing for User Engagement (IFI7170.DT). HCI Master programme Tallinn University. (Co-designer, co-developer and co-lecturer). One edition (10 students). https://ifi7170.wordpress.com;
2012: Designing Technology Enhanced Learning (IFI7125). Master Programme in Interactive Media and Knowledge Environments. One edition (15 students). Co-designer, co-developer and co-lecturer. The feedback was positive.;
Previous years: Taught courses with subject such as: Distance Education, Information and Communication Technology, e-Commerce, Programming distributed systems, Multimedia Authoring systems, Software development, Computer Graphics, 3D modelling and animation, Education Technology and Multimedia.;
Since 2017: Trust in Computing (IFI7312.DT). One edition every other academic year. Tallinn University. (designer, developer and Lecture);
Since 2016: IFI7309.DT - Development of Interactive Systems. (c-Lecture).;
From 2016-2018: YID6001 (Enhanced Learning Unlimited). Co-supervisor;
Since 2017: MGA 680 – Sustainability in Interaction Design. Interaction Design online Master programme. Tallinn University and Cyprus University. (Designer, developer and lecturer).;

Qualifications

 
 
Honours & awards
2019, Sónia Cláudia Da Costa Sousa, Best paper award: Gulati,Siddharth; Sousa,Sonia; Lamas,David (2019). Modelling trust in future scenarios. European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics (ECCE-2019) in Belfast (10-13 September 2019). ACM, 1−4
2001, Sónia Cláudia Da Costa Sousa, Award. Accomplished with honour, thesis entitled Web3D: tree-dimensional models in the World Wide Web
 
 
Fields of research
ETIS CLASSIFICATION: 2. Culture and Society; 2.10. Education; CERCS CLASSIFICATION: S281 Computer-assisted education ; SPECIFICATION: Multimedia and Human Computer Interaction, eLearning and Human Computer Interaction
ETIS CLASSIFICATION: 4. Natural Sciences and Engineering; 4.6. Computer Sciences; CERCS CLASSIFICATION: T120 Systems engineering, computer technology ; SPECIFICATION: Multimedia and Human Computer Interaction
 
 
Additional information
Licenciatura in Informatics/communication Design engineering (with distinction), Fernando Pessoa University (Porto, Portugal). Title: “Web3D: Tree-dimensional models in the World Wide Web” (1997-2001)
Sonia’s publications: Published an overall of 49 research-related publications, 32 published in the past 5 years. The list of publications are available in (Google Scholar

https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=GkPKPtEAAAAJ
Research interests: Human-Computer Interaction and Distance Education (Trust, online Collaboration)

Completed projects

Dissertations under supervision

Supervised dissertations

Publications

Category
Year
Publication
 
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2020
1.1.
2020
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2020
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2020
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2020
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2020
1.1.
2019
3.1.
2019
3.1.
2019
3.1.
2018
3.1.
2018
3.1.
2018
3.1.
2017
3.1.
2017
3.2.
2017
3.5.
2017
1.2.
2016
3.1.
2015
3.1.
2014
3.1.
2014
3.1.
2014
3.1.
2014
3.1.
2014
3.1.
2014
3.1.
2014
3.1.
2014
1.2.
2013
3.1.
2013
3.1.
2013
3.1.
2013
3.1.
2013
1.1.
2012
3.1.
2012
3.4.
2012
5.2.
2012
3.1.
2011
3.1.
2011
3.1.
2011
3.1.
2011
3.1.
2011
3.1.
2011
3.1.
2011
3.1.
2011
3.2.
2011
3.4.
2011
3.1.
2010
3.4.
2010
3.4.
2008
3.2.
2006
3.2.
2006
3.2.
2006
3.4.
2006
3.4.
2006
3.4.
2006
3.4.
2005
5.2.
2005
5.2.
2004
3.2.
2003
3.4.
2003
3.4.
2003
6.6.
2001
7.07.2020

Sónia Cláudia Da Costa Sousa

https://etis.ee/CV/Sonia_Sousa/est
19.10.1975
+372 53921116
scs@tlu.ee
Associate Professor and Researcher of Interaction Design at Tallinn University’s School of Digital Technology. Sónia received her Ph.D. in 2006 at Sheffield Hallam University, UK, and her Doctor degree accreditation by Aveiro University, Portugal, in 2007. Meanwhile, concluded her postdoc projects at Aberta University and Tallinn University.
Since 2003, she has been focusing on exploring the role of Trust in technologically enhanced contexts. Publishing more than 32 research articles the past 5 years, most of them as an independent researcher. Currently, Sónia actively researches, teach and supervise at Tallinn University. Her research duties focus mainly on her Trust socio-technical model and Human-computer Interaction. She also co-supervises, two doctoral projects on Human-Computer Interaction. Since 2005, successfully mentors Master thesis projects and, since 2015 supervises doctoral project applications.
Sónia's teaching duties in the past 5 years include Master level courses on HCI and interaction Design (e.g. Human-Centered Computer, User Experience evaluation, and End User Computer, Trustful computing, and Designing for User Engagement). She also leads a join online MSc master on Interaction Design with Cyprus University of Technology (idmaster.eu). As well the Experimental Interaction Design summer school at TLU: Meanwhile, Sónia successfully participated in four personal funded research projects. Participated as well in teams of EU and locally funded research projects where she could apply her expertise. Mainly addressed issues related to openness, collaboration, and e-participation. She also actively participates in cooperation projects in developing (Afghanistan, Moçambique, Cabo Verde).
Her collaboration includes African countries like: Cape Verde, Praia (6 years); Mozambique, Beira (3 years), Afghanistan (3 years) mainly supervising activities. Since 2001, been author and co-author of pedagogic, didactic, scientific publications, both in English and Portuguese; participation in national and international conferences since 1999. Her background also includes volunteer work as well and creative work (mainly 3D graphics and animation). Developed at Michigan State University, USA and Fernando Pessoa University, PT.

Teenistuskäik

Töökohad ja ametid
01.01.2017–...   
Tallinna Ülikool, Digitehnoloogiate instituut, Haridustehnoloogia keskus, Vanemteadur (0,30)
01.01.2017–...   
Tallinna Ülikool, Digitehnoloogiate instituut, Dotsent (0,70)
01.01.2013–31.12.2015   
Universidade Aberta, Universidade Aberta (1,00)
01.01.2010–31.12.2012   
Invited researcher at Universidade do Minho
01.01.2006–31.12.2010   
Auxiliar professor with tenure, Instituto Piaget, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
01.01.2001–31.12.2006   
Lecture, with tenure, Instituto Piaget, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
01.01.2000–31.12.2000   
Software designer, Michigan State University's Media interface and Network Design Labs, Lansing, USA
01.01.1998–31.12.2001   
Software designer, Multimedia Research Centre, Universidade Fernando Pessoa, Porto, Portugal
 
 
Haridustee
01.02.2018–04.02.2018   
TRAINING SCHOOL (CA16102) - meta-analyses
20.11.2017–24.11.2017   
TRAINING SCHOOL (CA16121) - collaborative economy
15.07.2016–25.07.2016   
Research Methods in HCI, Summer school, 10 days summer school. 5ECTS
11.11.2016–11.11.2016   
WUD - Sustainability-Focused Creative Problem Solving, World Usability Day, Tallinn University, 1 day workshop
2015–2015   
CHI: Designing for sharing in local communities, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 1 day workshop.
2015–2015   
WUD: Ethics, Questionnaire and Survey Design, World Usability Day, Tallinn University, 1 day workshop
2013–2015   
Post-doctoral studies, Distance education Lab, Open University, Lisbon, Portugal. Title: “Comunidades de aprendizagem eletrónicas (Online Learning Communities)”
2012–2012   
TUTOREM: Research Methods for Human-Computer Interaction, TwinTide Autumn Training School, 6 days.
2012–2012   
NorthiCHI: User-centered Trust in Interactive systems workshop, Nordic conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 1 day workshop.
2010–2012   
Post-doctoral studies, Centre for education Technology, Institute of Informatics, Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia. Title: "Activity patterns in informal virtual learning communities”
2006–2006   
EUDORA: European Doctorate in teaching and Teacher Education, Summer school, 12 days.
2006–2006   
E-Learn: Evaluating E-Learning, World Conference on E-Learning, 1 day workshop.
2005–2005   
E-Learn: Designing for the User, World Conference on E-Learning, 1 day workshop.
2003–2006   
Doctor of Philosophy in Education Technology, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK.
2003–2003   
Sheffield Hallam University: Research Methodologies course, MSc in e-Learning Multimedia and Consultancy, 10 ECTS.
2003–2003   
Sheffield Hallam University: Academic Writing, Lifelong education course.
2001–2001   
CHI: Usable for the World: A Practical Guide to International User Studies, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 1 day workshop.
2000–2000   
Michigan State University: TC891 Virtual Flash Design Studio, 4 ECTS course.
2000–2000   
CHI: Usability Techniques for Web-Based Services: Diversity and Technology, Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 1 day workshop.
1999–1999   
Universidade Católica do Porto, school of arts: Lifelong training in Technology and Digital Arts, 1 year intensive training.
1998–1998   
AVANCA: Art and Animation workshop, International meeting of Cinema, TV, Video and Multimedia, 1 day workshop.
1997–2001   
Licenciatura in Informatics/communication Design engineering(with distinction), Universidade Fernando Pessoa, Porto, Portugal.
1997–1997   
Autodesk: 3D Studio Max & 3D Studio Viz
 
 
Teadusorganisatsiooniline ja -administratiivne tegevus
2018−...   
Coordinator MGA 684 – Thesis II of the Online Masters in Interaction Design
2018−...   
Member of review committee -The Electronic Journal of Information Systems Evaluation The Electronic Journal of e-Learning IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems
2018−...   
Member of review committee
2017−...   
IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems journal, SAGE Open journals Reviewer committee ( 2 reviews)
2017−...   
Electronic Journal of IS Evaluation (EJISE). Reviewer committee. (1 review)
2016−...   
Curator of the join online MSc on Interaction Design toguether with Cyprus University of Technology.
2016−...   
Member of admissions committee for the MSc in interaction Design online Master and Human-Computer Interaction.
2016−...   
Member of the collegial board of studies, School of Digital technologies, Tallinn University
2016−...   
Curriculum design, Licenciatura em Engenharia Informática e Tecnologias, Universidade Metodista de Moçambique (UMUM). Inhambane, Mozambique Contribute as volunteer for kick-starting of this university in central Mozambique.
2016−...   
Member of the Human Computer Interaction Master defence committee Tallinn University.
2016−...   
Reviewer in Journals
2016−...   
Member of conference review committee
2016−...   
Member of admissions committee for the master programme in interaction Design online Master Programme.
2014−...   
Member of European Educational Research Association (ECER) Conference committee - Reviewer
2004−...   
Master students supervision (Tallinn University, Jean Piaget University in Mozambique and Cape Verde)
2019−2019   
Staff Mobility for teaching with Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic (10 hours)
2019−2019   
Staff Mobility for teaching with Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (21 Hours)
2018−2018   
Staff Mobility for teaching with Escola superior de Enfermagem, Lisbon, Portugal (20 hours)
2018−2018   
4TH World Conference on Qualitative Research
2018−2018   
Conference review committee, ECER 2018
2018−2018   
Staff Mobility for teaching with Cyprus University of Technology
2018−2018   
Staff Mobility for teaching with Cyprus University of Technology (10 hours)
2017−2017   
Organize a parallel session - 5th International Conference on Learning and Collaboration Technologies
2017−2021   
Member of COST action CA16102 – TREATme “European Network on Individualized Psychotherapy Treatment of Young People with Mental Disorders”
2017−2021   
Member of COST action CA16121. From Sharing to Caring: Examining Socio-Technical Aspects of the Collaborative Economy
2017−2017   
Erasmus+ application "How to prepare children with Autism for the digital future: AN AUTISTIC MIND IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE”
2016−2017   
Coordinator and Co-organizer of the of the Summer/Winter School in Experimental Interaction Design, School of Digital technologies, Tallinn University
2016−2017   
HCI International. Organizing a parallel session on "Trust in Human Computer Interaction"
2016−2016   
Nordic forum for Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research NordiCHI, conference reviewer.
2015−2017   
International Technology Enhanced Assessment Conference (TEA). Conference reviewer.
2014−2019   
Doctoral project by Baseer Ahmad Baheer. Thesis Title "Open Source e-Government Interoperability Framework." Co-supervision
2014−2018   
Member of COST action TD1309 – LUDI “Play for Children with Disabilities”
2012−2016   
Member of COST action TD1202 – Mapping and the Citizen Sensor
2009−2015   
Opponent in four doctoral thesis, Universidade Santiago de compostela Spain
2008−2009   
Leads Informatics study programme, Universidade Jean piaget de Moçambique
2007−2009   
Coordinated e-learning and the internship office, Universidade Jean piaget de Moçambique
2006−2010   
Opponent in Master, Licenciatura and Bachelor thesis. Universidade Jean Piaget de Cabo Verde e Moçambique.
2004−2009   
Was a member of the institute of Informatics Council, Universidade Jean piaget de Moçambique
2004−2009   
Cooperated in the development of three bachelor level and two master level programmes in informatics
2004−2006   
Member of the collegial board of studies, Universidade Jean piaget de Cabo Verde
 
 
Loometöö
Since 2016: Web design and development: Universidade Metodista Unida de Moçambique.
2006-2009: Graphical identity design and developed: Universidade Jean Piaget de Moçambique.
2001-2003: Graphical identity design and developed: Universidade Jean Piaget de Cabo Verde.
2007- 2009: Web design and development: Universidade Jean Piaget de Moçambique web presence.
2003-2006: Web design and development: Universidade Jean Piaget de Cabo Verde web presence.
2001: Web design and development: Jornadas de museulogia, São João da Madeira web presence.
2001: 3D modelling and animation: The future buildings of hat museum.
1999: D modelling and animation: the future buildings of Universidade Fernando Pessoa health department.
1999: 3D modelling and animation: Universidade Fernando Pessoa buildings.
2001. 3D modelling and animation: Fernando Pessoal Cinema Festival (generic) .
1999: 3D modelling and animation: Universidade Fernando Pessoa buildings.
 
 
Lisainfo
Since 2017: Seminar I & II (MGA 675). Interaction Design online Master programme. Tallinn University and Cyprus University. (Designer, developer and lecturer). ;
Since 2017: Evaluating User Experience (MGA673). Interaction Design online Master programme. Tallinn University and Cyprus University. (co-designer, co-developer and co-lecturer)
;
Since 2017: User experience Evaluation (IFI7310.DT). One edition per academic year. Tallinn University.;
Since 2016: End User Computing (IFI7314.DT). One edition per academic year. HCI Master programme, Tallinn University. (Designer, developer and lecturer).;
Fall 2015: Programming Workshop (IFI7184.DT). HCI Master programme, Tallinn University. (Designer, developer and lecturer). available at https://ifi7102.wordpress.com;
Since 2014: Human Centered Computer (IFI7172.DT). HCI Master programme, Tallinn University. (Designer, developer and lecturer). One edition every other year. Feedback was positive. 2014 edition available in available at https://ifi7172.wordpress.com ;
2013-2016: evaluating User Experience (IFI7155). HCI Master programme Tallinn University. (Designer, developer and co-lecturer). Four editions. The feedback was positive. 2015 edition available in available at https://ifi7155.wordpress.com
;
2014-2015: Computer Skills and Programming Update (IFI7102.DT). Two editions. HCI Master programme Tallinn University. (Designer, developer and co-lecturer). Four editions. The feedback was positive.;
2014-2015: Web Workshop (IFI7174.DT). Two edition (29 students). HCI Master programme Tallinn University. (Designer, developer and lecturer). The feedback was positive. https://ifi7174.wordpress.com
;
2015: Designing for User Engagement (IFI7170.DT). HCI Master programme Tallinn University. (Co-designer, co-developer and co-lecturer). One edition (10 students). https://ifi7170.wordpress.com;
2012: Designing Technology Enhanced Learning (IFI7125). Master Programme in Interactive Media and Knowledge Environments. One edition (15 students). Co-designer, co-developer and co-lecturer. The feedback was positive.;
Previous years: Taught courses with subject such as: Distance Education, Information and Communication Technology, e-Commerce, Programming distributed systems, Multimedia Authoring systems, Software development, Computer Graphics, 3D modelling and animation, Education Technology and Multimedia.;
Since 2017: Trust in Computing (IFI7312.DT). One edition every other academic year. Tallinn University. (designer, developer and Lecture);
Since 2016: IFI7309.DT - Development of Interactive Systems. (c-Lecture).;
From 2016-2018: YID6001 (Enhanced Learning Unlimited). Co-supervisor;
Since 2017: MGA 680 – Sustainability in Interaction Design. Interaction Design online Master programme. Tallinn University and Cyprus University. (Designer, developer and lecturer).;

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Teaduspreemiad ja tunnustused
2019, Sónia Cláudia Da Costa Sousa, Best paper award: Gulati,Siddharth; Sousa,Sonia; Lamas,David (2019). Modelling trust in future scenarios. European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics (ECCE-2019) in Belfast (10-13 September 2019). ACM, 1−4
2001, Sónia Cláudia Da Costa Sousa, Award. Accomplished with honour, thesis entitled Web3D: tree-dimensional models in the World Wide Web
 
 
Teadustöö põhisuunad
ETIS KLASSIFIKAATOR: 2. Ühiskonnateadused ja kultuur; 2.10. Kasvatusteadused; CERCS KLASSIFIKAATOR: S281 Arvuti õpiprogrammide kasutamise metoodika ja pedagoogika ; TÄPSUSTUS: Multimeedia ja Human Computer Koostoimed, eLearning ja Human Computer Koostoimed
ETIS KLASSIFIKAATOR: 4. Loodusteadused ja tehnika; 4.6. Arvutiteadused; CERCS KLASSIFIKAATOR: T120 Süsteemitehnoloogia, arvutitehnoloogia; TÄPSUSTUS: Multimeedia ja Human Computer Koostoimed
 
 
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Licenciatura in Informatics/communication Design engineering (with distinction), Fernando Pessoa University (Porto, Portugal). Title: “Web3D: Tree-dimensional models in the World Wide Web” (1997-2001)
Sonia’s publications: Published an overall of 49 research-related publications, 32 published in the past 5 years. The list of publications are available in (Google Scholar

https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=GkPKPtEAAAAJ
Research interests: Human-Computer Interaction and Distance Education (Trust, online Collaboration)

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- Sónia Cláudia Da Costa SousaTallinn University0,00 EUR
MUUTRU16096 Algorithms, Architectures and Platforms for Enhanced Living Environments 01.05.201612.11.2017David Ribeiro LamasTallinn University, School of Digital Technologies, Centre for Educational Technology141 000,35 EUR
MJDMJD28Activity patterns in informal virtual learning communities01.01.201031.12.2012Sónia Cláudia Da Costa SousaTallinn University; Tallinn University, Institute of Informatics92 702,82 EUR
1.1.7.4.TF5019User experience (trust) evaluation on autonomous vehicle 20.11.201928.02.2020Ighoyota Ben AjenaghughrureTallinn University, School of Digital Technologies1 700,00 EUR
1.1.7.4.1.TF1818 Advancing biometric research at TLU 01.07.201831.12.2018Ilkka Johannes KosunenTallinn University10 000,00 EUR
MUUÕA/110 (ES/09/LLP-LdV/TOI/149075)CATEL - Cultural Awareness in Vocational Training through E-Learning01.10.200930.09.2011Mart LaanpereTallinn University; Tallinn University, Institute of Informatics29 901,00 EUR
MUURU/5812CIALK - Cinema and Industry Alliance for Knowledge and Learning01.01.201230.06.2013Andrus RindeTallinn University; Tallinn University, Institute of Informatics13 148,00 EUR
MUUTÕA16110 COLLECTIVE DREAMING: Experimental Interaction Design course for non-ICT audiences 15.06.201601.10.2017Sónia Cláudia Da Costa SousaTallinn University, School of Digital Technologies, Centre for Educational Technology25 170,00 EUR
1.1.7.4.1.TF1716 (TLÜ uuringufondi nõukogu otsus 15.04.2016 )Inimese ja arvuti interaktsiooni akadeemilise suuna uurimisgrupi konsolideerimine Tallinna Ülikoolis01.05.201631.12.2018David Ribeiro LamasTallinn University, School of Digital Technologies26 000,00 EUR
MUU MÕA16023 Experimental Interaction Design training school 01.03.201631.12.2016Sónia Cláudia Da Costa SousaTallinn University, School of Digital Technologies, Centre for Educational Technology10 000,00 EUR
PUT; PUT_OPPUT1518GOPROSOCIAL:NEUROCINEMATIC SYSTEM FOR ASSESSING AND TRAINING PROSOCIAL BEHAVIORS01.01.201731.12.2020Aleksander VäljamäeTallinn University, School of Digital Technologies230 400,00 EUR
MUURU/2313EITSA Tigeruniversity - ICT teachers mobility - Sonia Sousa - ICEL 201320.06.201330.06.2013Sónia Cláudia Da Costa SousaTallinn University; Tallinn University, Institute of Informatics2 485,00 EUR
1.1.3.1.11.TKA18031 Developing specialty-specific ICT skills in higher education 01.02.201831.07.2019Aleksander VäljamäeTallinn University, School of Digital Technologies20 520,00 EUR (total financing 20 520,00 EUR)
MUUTÕA16020Interaction Design Lab upgrade including new User Experience Evaluation toolbox at the School of Digital Technologies, Tallinn University 01.03.201601.05.2017Aleksander VäljamäeTallinn University, School of Digital Technologies, Centre for Educational Technology47 909,25 EUR
1.2.3.4.TKA20043 Quantifying users’ trust experience in complex systems15.03.201915.09.2020Sónia Cláudia Da Costa SousaTallinn University, School of Digital Technologies, Centre for Educational Technology46 300,00 EUR
1.2.3.4.TKA20043 Quantifying users’ trust experience in complex systems15.03.201915.09.2020Sónia Cláudia Da Costa SousaTallinn University, School of Digital Technologies46 300,00 EUR (total financing 46 300,00 EUR)
MUUTRU3013 (3.2.1201.13-0030)LEARNMIX, The re-conceptualization of the e-Textbook as aggregations of both professionaally developed and user-contributed content accessible through a wide range of devices01.01.201331.08.2015David Ribeiro LamasTallinn University, Institute of Informatics242 801,06 EUR
MUUÕA/5814Participation in CISTI - 9th Inerian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies19.06.201421.06.2014Sónia Cláudia Da Costa SousaTallinn University; Tallinn University, Institute of Informatics884,00 EUR
MUURU/6209 (Grant Agreement No.: SIS-CT-2009-234870)Science teacher education advanced methods01.05.200930.04.2012Kai PataTallinn University; Tallinn University, Institute of Informatics43 487,98 EUR
1.1.7.2.TÕA19040 STRONGER: Strengthening the Interplay With Industry and the Innovation Potential of the Masters in Human-Computer Interaction 01.01.201931.12.2020Ilja ŠmorgunTallinn University, School of Digital Technologies41 790,00 EUR
MUUTÕA16021 Software Development Lab Creation at the School of Digital Technologies, Tallinn University 01.03.201631.05.2017Ilja ŠmorgunTallinn University, School of Digital Technologies, Centre for Educational Technology36 146,10 EUR