I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Twente’s Department of Design, Production and Management. My research has focused on designing, developing and evaluating tools that support health and wellbeing, particularly physical activity behaviors. Before moving to Twente, I received a PhD in Human Computer Interaction from the University of Madeira (2019) where I was the holder of a National PhD studentship awarded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. I also hold a MS and BS in Computer Science.
I often publish in top-tier venues in the field of HCI, such as CHI and Ubicomp. My full list of publications can be found on google scholar.
Select Recent Papers
Reflection During Goal Setting: An Analysis of Popular Personal Informatics Apps
Tina Ekhtiar, Rúben Gouveia, Armagan Karahanoğlu, Geke Ludden.
DRS 2022 (conditionally accepted)
MoodTurner: A Self-Tracking Smart Jewellery to Support Awareness and Reflection in Sensory Processing Sensitivity Self-Care
Maysoon Al-quaran, Dominique Geißler, Ceri Kamoen, Nathalie Overdevest, Marijke van Lune, Iris Weijers, Rúben Gouveia
CHI 2022 (LBW). pdf
Exploring the design space of glanceable feedback for physical activity trackers
Rúben Gouveia, Fabio Pereira, Evangelos Karapanos, Sean Munson, Marc Hassenzahl
Ubicomp 2016. pdf | talk slides | publisher