João Couceiro e Castro

João Couceiro e Castro is a multimedia designer with a Master’s Degree in Design and Multimedia at the University of Coimbra with a self-proposed thesis project called «Máquina de Ouver» in which he explored new ways to visually represent speech expressiveness through typographic manipulation and developed a system that turns sound recordings into typographic artifacts. His main interests rest in sound, typography, computational art & creativity and graphic & editorial design. He loves to come up with new concepts and what moves him is the challenge of problem-solving through creativity and experimentation, developing his own tools with the help of a few programming skills.

Currently he’s enrolled in the Doctoral Program of Information Science and Technology at the University of Coimbra and he’s a researcher at the Computational Design and Visualization Lab while trying to keep his soul as a co-founder of Divisa. design collective.

Email: couceiroecastro(at)
ORCID: 0000-0003-1393-9722

Related projects


CDV lab et al. @ National Exhibition of Young Creators 2021







«Máquina de Ouver» on 90 segundos de ciência


«Máquina de Ouver» — From Sound to Type

In Proceedings

  • J. C. e Castro, P. Martins, A. Boavida, and P. Machado, “Máquina de Ouver – From Sound to Type: Finding the Visual Representation of Speech by Mapping Sound Features to Typographic Variables,” in ARTECH 2019: 9th International Conference on Digital and Interactive Arts, Braga, Portugal, October 23-25, 2019, 2019, p. 13:1-13:8.