João Miguel Cunha

João Miguel Cunha is a cross-media Designer mainly interested in the fields of Computational Creativity and Computer aided systems. He is currently a Ph.D. Student working on the topic Generation of concept-representative symbols at the Computational Design and Visualization Lab (CISUC).

He holds a Masters in Design and Multimedia from the University of Coimbra, having previously concluded a Bachelor's degree also in Design and Multimedia. He teaches on the Undergraduate and Master degree courses in Design and Multimedia at the University of Coimbra.

Currently developing the Visual Blending system Emojinating and collaborating with The Creativity Post as a columnist.

For more info or collaborations:
jmacunha[at]dei.uc.pt

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Related projects

20/06/2018

Fashion Meets Darwin: Evolution Towards Your Own Taste

11/07/2018

The Many-Faced Plot: Strategy for Automatic Glyph Generation

19/06/2018

Emojinating: How Shell and Horn make a Unicorn

30/01/2018

Computationally Fostering Creativity

27/05/2017

TypeAdviser: a type design aiding-tool

14/06/2017

A Pig, an Angel and a Cactus Walk Into a Blender

Articles

  • T. Martins, J. Cunha, J. Bicker, and P. Machado, “Dynamic Visual Identities: from a survey of the state-of-the-art to a model of features and mechanisms,” Visible Language, 2019.

In Proceedings

  • J. M. Cunha, P. Martins, and P. Machado, “Emojinating: Representing Concepts Using Emoji,” in Workshop Proceedings from The 26th International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning (ICCBR 2018), Stockholm, Sweden, 2018, p. 185.

  • M. Cruz, P. Hardman, and J. M. Cunha, “Computationally Generating Images for Music Albums,” in Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Computational Creativity, Salamanca, Spain, June 25-29, 2018., 2018, p. 309.

  • J. M. Cunha, E. Polisciuc, P. Martins, and P. Machado, “The Many-Faced Plot:Strategy for Automatic Glyph Generation,” in Proceedings of the 22st International Conference Information Visualisation (IV), 2018, 2018.

  • J. M. Cunha, P. Martins, and P. Machado, “How Shell and Horn make a Unicorn: Experimenting with Visual Blending in Emoji,” in Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Computational Creativity, Salamanca, Spain, June 25-29, 2018., 2018, pp. 145-152.

  • J. M. Cunha, J. Gonçalves, P. Martins, P. Machado, and A. Cardoso, “A Pig, an Angel and a Cactus Walk Into a Blender: A Descriptive Approach to Visual Blending,” in Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC 2017), 2017.

  • J. Cunha, T. Martins, P. Martins, J. Bicker, and P. Machado, “TypeAdviser: a type design aiding-tool,” in Proceedings of the Workshop "Computational Creativity, Concept Invention, and General Intelligence 2016", 2016.

  • J. M. Cunha, P. Martins, A. Cardoso, and P. Machado, “Generation of Concept-Representative Symbols,” in Workshop Proceedings from The Twenty-Third International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning (ICCBR 2015), Frankfurt, Germany, September 28-30, 2015., 2015, pp. 156-160.