Denis Alves Coelho has been responsible for the development of the University of Beira Interior’s programmes of studies in Industrial Design and Technological Industrial Design. As a Mechanical Engineer with Ergonomic Design and Production Management postgraduate education, he has researched car seat comfort, cognitive engineering of information systems and affective design and has also been interested in management systems, as well as in providing a contribution to the advancement of ergonomic design methods. He has participated in technical design endeavours, focusing on human factors and ergonomics, and has carried out research and made contributions in both industrially developing and developed countries. He is editor-in-chief of the international Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics.