Pedro Miguel Cruz

Pedro Cruz is a data visualization specialist and explorer. He started his academic activity in Physics and later changed to Informatics Engineering. He learned about design by collaborating with design atelier FBA. in Coimbra, Portugal and creative studio 3bits in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He later concluded his master thesis in information visualization and aesthetics at Coimbra.

Since 2010 he is an Invited Assistant Professor in Design and Multimedia at University of Coimbra while being a researcher at CDV. Currently he is a PhD student at the Doctoral Program for Information Science and Technology of the same university. He passed through Cambridge, MA as a PhD visiting student for MIT Senseable City Lab and through Singapore as a research assistant for SMART (Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology).

Recently he was awarded for Design and Social Movements by the 4th Ibero-American Biennial of Design. He won the ACM SIGGRAPH Student Research Competition in 2010 and was a semi-finalist in 2011. He also developed the Pimkie’s Color Forecast software that won a Webby Award in 2013 and was distinguished in Cannes Lions 2012.

His work was featured in several exhibitions around the world such as CES, MoMA’s Talk to Me, Prix Ars Electronica Animation Festival and SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival as well as in magazines such as Fast Company (Co.Design & Co.Create) and Wired (US & UK) and in specialized books. In 2013 he was an invited speaker at Interaction South America’13.

Related projects

06/10/2016

Iso-edges for the geovisualization of consumptions

20/04/2015

Swarm Systems in the Visualisation of Consumption Patterns

29/01/2015

Calendar Views on Consumption

27/01/2015

Transitions of Customers Among Supermarkets

05/02/2010

One day in Lisbon’s traffic

10/03/2014

An ecosystem of corporate politicians

24/07/2013

Visualizing Patterns of Flow and Usage in Wireless Networks

03/03/2013

Musical Flocks

01/03/2014

Lisbon’s Blood Vessels

24/10/2011

Abstract Ocean Waves

24/10/2011

Visualizing Empires Decline

01/07/2010

Data Book Covers