Joatan (Johnny) Preis Dutra

Position: Assistant Lecturer

College: College of Arts, Humanities and Education

Department: Humanities

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Lecturer in the fields of digital media and design.

Teaching responsibilities

Multimedia Practice

  • Interactive Infographics
  • Blog Layout and Social Media
  • StoryMap

Specialist Online Football Journalism

  • Web Design Elements & Cross-Media Formats

Work-Based Learning in Journalism

  • Graphic Design for Social Media Journalism

Independent Study

  • References & Reference Management Software

Research interests

Interested in how the users can interact and navigate through context-aware information in a variety set of formats: museum applications, mobile games, augmented reality, mobile apps, virtual reality, among infinite interface design possibilities.


  • Master of Sciences in Digital Media
    University of Bremen & Bremen University of Applied Sciences
    Bremen - Germany
  • Master of Sciences in Multimedia Production
    Kiel University of Applied Sciences
    Kiel - Germany
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in History and Teaching
    UFSC - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
    Florianópolis - Brazil

Recent publications

  • “Informing, banning and protesting: an international journey through icons and pictograms”
    Journal Article (2018): ANER: Especial Design (Originally in Portuguese) 
  • “Design Principles for Co-Creating Inclusive and Digitally Mediated Public Spaces”
    Proceedings Paper (2017). Book: ISBN  978-989-757-059-9
  • “Cultural hARitage: Augmented Reality applied on Cultural Heritage”
    Conference Paper: EuroVR 2014 - . DOI: 10.2312/eurovr.20141349
  • “HCI/GUI Design Applied for Adaptable Context-Aware Mobile Game”
    Conference Paper. CLAP Conference -
  • “The Hand in Digital Culture: Marcel Duchamp, Salvador Dalí and the "Immaterial" Connection”
    Conference Paper. CLAP Conference -

Experience in industry

Industry experience in graphic design, web, iconography, and media design with emphasis on mobile interaction with cultural spaces.

International experience

Along with my degrees, I diversified my subject portfolio and built a very strong international network by participating in several courses, conferences, training schools and workshops with a variety of multi and interdisciplinary subjects such as augmented reality, games for cities, ICTs for sustainable tourism, smart cities and urban interaction design.

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