Exploring New Learning Approaches

Cristina Sylla, PhD

Principal Investigator

Cristina is a researcher at the Research Centre on Child Studies, at the University of Minho (Portugal). Her research focuses on the design, development and evaluation of innovative pedagogic materials. She is particularly interested in the intersection of traditional games, playful activities and new interactive technological solutions such as Digital Manipulatives or Tangible User Interfaces.

Ana Paula received a BA in Social Communication by the Catholic University of Pelotas (Brazil), with an emphasis in Advertisement and Marketing. She is a self-taught artist with a background in art direction and creative direction in advertisement and has worked as lead 2D artist and 2D animator for a Brazilian game development company for the past 4 years. She is currently finishing her MA in Illustration and Animation at IPCA (Barcelos, Portugal). She is the animator of the Mobeybou team.

Ana Paula Caruso

Animator | Researcher

Gabriela Sá

Illustrator | Researcher

Gabriela earned a BA in Fine Arts at FBAUP (Porto, Portugal), which included an Erasmus study period abroad in the animation department of KASK Ghent School of Arts (Ghent, Belgium). She recently finished an MA in Illustration and Animation at IPCA (Barcelos, Portugal). She has been working as a freelance illustrator and workshop teacher since 2015, in events such as Universidade Júnior, Cinanima, IndieJunior, Confia and many others. She is the illustrator of the Mobeybou team and in charge of the webdesign.

Vítor completed his MA in Informatics Engineering at the University of Minho (Braga, Portugal) and worked with ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) before joining the Mobeybou team. On his free time he usually doodles or works on his pet-projects, including: applications, games and, oftentimes, most of its art and sound effects/music. Vítor is the programmer in the Mobeybou project.

Vítor Martins


Douglas Menegazzi

Interaction Designer | Researcher

Douglas is a professor at the Graphic Expression Department at Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil). He is currently doing his PhD in Design by the Federal University of Paraná (Brazil), investigating the interaction design of children’s digital  picture books. He carried out part of his PhD studies at the Research Centre on Child Studies at University of Minho (Braga, Portugal), within the Mobeybou project. He designed Mobeybou’s brand identity and contributes as an interaction designer for the project.

Bruno earned his MA  in Electronic Engineering at the University of Minho. He is responsible for the development of the new hardware for Mobeybou.

Bruno Amaro

Electrical Engineer

Francisco Sylla

Sound Designer

Francisco earned a BA in Music Technology from the Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa. He is currently living in London, working on individual and collective projects, exploring music production and sound design. In Mobeybou, Francisco is in charge of both of these fields, creating the audio for the game and the apps.

Tiago is a MA student at the Electronics Department (University of Minho). He is doing his Master thesis in the Mobeybou project, developing and prototyping a new hardware version of Mobeybou.

Tiago Sampaio

Electrical Engineer