Mr Jonny Dutra

Job: Lecturer in Online Media Production

Faculty: Technology

School/department: Leicester Media School

Address: 6.73 Gateway House, De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 207 8960




Personal profile

Lecturer in the fields of digital media and design.

Experience in industry:

Interface design, 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 an international network by participating in several courses, conferences, training schools and workshops in different countries and institutions, 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.

Publications and outputs 

“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

Research interests/expertise

Being originally from humanities field, then shifting to design and digital media, created a positively interdisciplinary portfolio by combining interface, culture and technology, with emphasis on screen design and usability aspects.

Interested in how the users can interact with interfaces and navigate through context-aware information in a variety set of formats:

  • Mobile apps
  • Museum applications
  • Mobile games
  • Augmented reality
  • Virtual reality

Among infinite interface design possibilities

Areas of teaching

@DMU: Social Media

Previous experience in teaching media and design subjects at the University of Derby (UK) and Bauhaus-University Weimar (Germany), on topics such as mobile interface design, graphic, media and web design, and icon/pictogram design.


Master of Sciences in Digital Media 2011
University of Bremen & Bremen University of Applied Sciences Bremen - Germany

Master of Sciences in Multimedia Production 2006
Kiel University of Applied Sciences Kiel - Germany

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in History and Teaching 2002
UFSC - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina Florianópolis - Brazil

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