Tiago Martins

Senior Researcher
Material Interactions

Tiago may best be described as a creative technologist and digital innovator. Born in Lisbon in 1981, he obtained his degree in Computer Science and Engineering at the New University of Lisbon (PT) in 2006 and a PhD in interactive art and game design at the University of Arts and Industrial Design Linz (AT) in 2017.

While conducting practice-based research in Linz, Tiago has also taught programming, physical computing, and play theory to MA students. He is currently based in Berlin, where he has worked as researcher, creative technologist and software engineer.

His skill-set and sensibilities bring together different fields to produce unique outcomes, resulting in a body of work which includes original concepts, applied research and creative approaches in interface design and human-computer interaction.


Bieling, T., Martins, T. & Joost, G.  (2017). Interactive inclusive – Designing tools for activism and empowerment. In Kent, M. & Ellis, K.: Disability and Social Media; Taylor & Francis, Routledge, London.

Bieling, T., Martins, T., & Joost, G.  (2016). Internet of Everyone – Tools for Empowerment. In Graduate Journal of Social Science, 12(2), pg. 96–107. 96–107.

Bieling, T., Martins, T. & Joost, G.  (2014). Protest und Behinderung – Empowerment durch Social Media. In Scientific Poster; Konferenz: Technik und Protest; TU Berlin, Zentrum Technik und Gesellschaft.

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