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Rui Leitão

  • Ph.D Researcher
  • Loughborough University Loughborough Design School
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Research interests

Educational TechnologyGamificationGame DesignCommunication DesignDesign Thinking


I am a communication designer whose work spans from print to interactive displays. I am concerned with how media communicate with people in order to inform, educate, and engage them. I was the artistic director and founder of patchwork studio communication design where I developed projects in the areas of​ web design,​ corporate branding, graphic design and illustration. I hold a master's degree in Graphic and Audiovisual Expression from the Open University in Portugal and a master's degree in Design and Multimedia Production from the University of Barcelona. I am currently studying towards a PhD. I research in the field of education technologies, with particular interest in gamification in science teaching and learning. Although research has looked into the benefits of games for learning, studies ignore the kind of game elements that work best in an educational context. My project investigates the game mechanics that are most suitable to improve learning outcomes in science.

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Aplicação de realidade aumentada para o ensino de sólidos geométricos

  • Leitão R
  • Brito A
  • Rodrigues J
6th Int. Conf. on Digital Arts (2012)
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Professional experience

Ph.D Researcher

Loughborough Design School, Loughborough University

October 2016 - Present