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

Transitions in Personal Informatics: Investigating Self-Tracking During Moments of Change
Catrin Feron, Tina Ekhtiar, Rúben Gouveia.
NordiCHI 2022 pdf

Reflection During Goal Setting: An Analysis of Popular Personal Informatics Apps
Tina Ekhtiar, Rúben Gouveia, Armagan Karahanoğlu, Geke Ludden.
DRS 2022 pdf

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

How Are Sports-Trackers Used by Runners? Running-Related Data, Personal Goals, and Self-Tracking in Running.
Armagan Karahanoğlu, Rúben Gouveia, Jasper Reenalda, Geke Ludden
Sensors. pdf | publisher

Activity Tracking in vivo
Rúben Gouveia, Evangelos Karapanos, Marc Hassenzahl
CHI 2018. pdf | talk slides | recording talk | publisher

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