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

23/04/2019

Emojinating: Visually Representing Concepts Using Emoji

14/03/2019

Using Images Schemas in the Visual Representation of Concepts

28/04/2019

Best Poster Award @ EvoStar 2019

20/06/2018

Fashion Meets Darwin: Evolution Towards Your Own Taste

11/07/2018

The Many-Faced Plot: Strategy for Automatic Glyph Generation

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. M. 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, vol. 53, iss. 2, p. 4–35, 2019.

In Proceedings

  • J. M. Cunha, N. Lourenço, J. Correia, P. Martins, and P. Machado, “Emojinating: Evolving Emoji Blends,” in Computational Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art and Design – 8th International Conference, EvoMUSART 2019, Held as Part of EvoStar 2019, Leipzig, Germany, April 24-26, 2019, Proceedings, 2019, p. 110–126.

  • J. M. Cunha, S. Rebelo, P. Martins, and P. Machado, “Assessing Usefulness of a Visual Blending System: “Pictionary Has Used Image-making New Meaning Logic for Decades. We Don’t Need a Computational Platform to Explore the Blending Phenomena”, Do We?,” in Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Computational Creativity, UNC Charlotte, North Carolina, June 17-21, 2019., 2019.

  • 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, P. Martins, and P. Machado, “Using Image Schemas in the Visual Representation of Concepts,” in Joint Proceedings of the Workshops C3GI: The 7th International Workshop on Computational Creativity, Concept Invention, and General Intelligence ISD4: The 4th Image Schema Day, and SCORE: From Image Schemas to Cognitive Robotics, Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, December 13-15, 2018., 2018.

  • 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.

  • 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, p. 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, p. 156–160.