Jorge Alves Lino

Master of Arts

  • 41 Citations
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Personal profile

Affiliated with

  • Fontys University of Applied Sciences, as Professor of Media, Interaction and Narration.
  • Faculty of Industrial Design TU/e, as a doctoral candidate in the field of responsive environments and transformative practices.
  • Dutch Design Foundation, as a member of the board of advisors of the Dutch Design Week.

Research profile

Jorge is a designer from Lisbon, with life experiences in five European countries, and living in Eindhoven since 2007. He is an idealist and believes in the transformative power of the creative industries as an enabler for a better world. By nature, experience and urge, Jorge is an interdisciplinary person with a people-driven approach, in the intersection between academia, culture and business. His expertise is related to experience design, new media, interaction design and storytelling that channel impact, empowerment and value creation.


Prior to being in the Netherlands, he worked in the world of transmedia and interactive television, where he developed projects presented at the FMX Festival (Stuttgart), Cinekid (Amsterdam) and the Berlin Film Festival. The Faculty of Industrial Design TU/e was his first Dutch stop (as communication designer and researcher), followed by the ING Bank (as a customer experience strategist), the Designhuis (as creative leader) and the STRP Biennale (as business leader). The human approach in his work granted him a few awards and recognitions, including the Dutch Contact Centre Award for best online customer experience, and the first-round recognition of the top-10 most influential expats of Eindhoven in 2016.

Education/Academic qualification

University College of West-Flanders


Master, Universidade Lusofona de Humanidades e Tecnologias


Bachelor, University of Lisbon


External positions

Professor Media, Interaction and Storytelling, Fontys University of Applied Sciences

Nov 2016 → …

Advisory Board Member, Dutch Design Foundation

2016 → …

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cultural development Social Sciences
Ubiquitous computing Engineering & Materials Science
urban development Social Sciences
Product design Engineering & Materials Science
Intelligent systems Engineering & Materials Science
Industry Engineering & Materials Science
development model Social Sciences
research focus Social Sciences

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Research Output 2008 2019

Design research and innovation framework for transformative practices

Hummels, C. C. M., Trotto, A., Peeters, J. P. A., Levy, P., Alves Lino, J. & Klooster, S., 2019, Strategy for change. Glasgow: Glasgow Caledonian University, p. 52-76 26 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Design research
Work practices

A framework for responsive environments

Salem Bernard, B. I., Alves Lino, J. A. & Simons, J., 2017, Ambient Intelligence : 13th European Conference, AmI 2017, Malaga, Spain, April 26–28, 2017, Proceedings. Braun, A., Wichert, R. & Maña, A. (eds.). p. 263-277 15 p. (LNCS; no. 10217).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Ubiquitous computing

Proeftuin: a Dutch model for participative co-creation in cultural urban development

Alves Lino, J. & Hoes, S., 2013, 10 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional

cultural development
urban development
development model
research focus


Cruz Restrepo, M. (ed.), Alves Lino, J. A. (ed.) & Hummels, C. C. M. (ed.), 2010, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 59 p. (Eindhoven designs; vol. 4)

Research output: Book/ReportBook editingAcademic

Open Access
Product design
Intelligent systems
26 Citations (Scopus)
181 Downloads (Pure)

Responsive environments: User experiences for ambient intelligence

Alves Lino, J. A., Salem Bernard, B. I. & Rauterberg, G. W. M., 2010, In : Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments. 2, 4, p. 347-367 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Interfaces (computer)
Ambient intelligence


2nd place Social Media Monitor award

Jorge Alves Lino (Recipient), 2013

Prize: OtherDiscipline relatedProfessional

Best New Media Production

Jorge Alves Lino (Recipient), 2015

Prize: OtherDiscipline relatedProfessional

Best Online Customer Service

Jorge Alves Lino (Recipient), 2014

Prize: OtherDiscipline relatedProfessional

Best Social Complaint Management of the Netherlands (category Banking)

Jorge Alves Lino (Recipient), 2013

Prize: OtherDiscipline relatedProfessional

Eindhoven Expat Top-10

Jorge Alves Lino (Recipient), 2016

Prize: OtherDiscipline relatedProfessional

Student theses


Author: Toering, E., 2007

Supervisor: van Heel, H. (Supervisor 1) & Alves Lino - de Wit, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Bachelor

Diamond in the heart: the rise of public man

Author: Sarab, M., 31 Aug 2012

Supervisor: Bosman, A. (Supervisor 1), Yegenoglu, H. (Supervisor 2) & Alves Lino - de Wit, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Facilitating transformative practices

Author: van der Horst, S., Jun 2018

Supervisor: Alves Lino - de Wit, J. (Supervisor 1) & Hummels, C. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Bachelor

Green bond: an introduction to urban agritourism

Author: Khajeh Hesamedini, F., 31 Aug 2011

Supervisor: Bosman, A. (Supervisor 1), Brodruck, R. (Supervisor 2) & Alves Lino - de Wit, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Happiness project: creating interaction in architectural hybrid space by using city-data output

Author: Kalfsbeek, A., 31 Jan 2015

Supervisor: de Vries, B. (Supervisor 1), Willems, M. (Supervisor 2) & Alves Lino - de Wit, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master