Manuel Piçarra

PhD Student

I completed my BSc in Audiovisual And Multimedia in 2015. Worked a few years in Television and later pursued MSc on Informatics, which I’m currently finishing. My MSc thesis involves the investigation of the challenges that blind people experience when using virtual environments and the testing of techniques to help them navigate independently in these environments.

Publications

Investigating Virtual Reality Locomotion Techniques with Blind People

Renato Alexandre Ribeiro, Inês Gonçalves, Manuel Piçarra, Letícia Seixas Pereira, Carlos Duarte, André Rodrigues, João Guerreiro

CHI 2024 ‑ ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, May, 2024

“My Zelda Cane”: Strategies Used by Blind Players to Play Visual-Centric Digital Games

David Gonçalves, Manuel Piçarra, Pedro Pais, João Guerreiro, André Rodrigues

CHI 2023 ‑ ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, April, 2023

Evaluating Accessible Navigation for Blind People in Virtual Environments

Manuel Piçarra, André Rodrigues, João Guerreiro

CHI EA 2023 ‑ Extended Abstracts of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, April, 2023

Projects