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Dr Javier Pereda

Dr Javier Pereda

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Javier is a doctor in Web Science with a background in Graphic Design. Before transitioning to academia, he performed a wide range of Design industry roles for diverse transnational companies such as Director of Art and Design and Creative Director. He has also managed and worked in post-production for film and TV, with companies such as Nickelodeon and Univision USA.

Javier's research interests are deeply linked to heritage and culture. He has focused on areas such as Latin American Studies, Film Studies, Human Information Interaction and Visualisation, as well as Masculinity in Culture. His most recent research explores how Tangible User Interfaces as part of Human Computer Interaction can help users with low digital literacy explore Semantic Web heritage collections. In addition, he is currently leading the Printeractive research group, in collaboration with the Printmaking Studio at the Liverpool School of Art and Design, where they explore how Interaction Design methods impact the development of Art and Design work, particularly through printmaking.

Javier's scholarly background is very diverse with postgraduates in Marketing and Creative Visualisation, Multimedia Production and Web Science and most recently a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education . He has also collaborated with a wide range of institutions such as Lancaster University, University of Southampton, Bangor University, University of Maynooth and University of Chester, as well as developed diverse partnerships with the National Institute of Archaeology and History in Mexico and International Museums Liverpool in the UK.



Spanish - Latin American
Spanish; Castilian


University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom, PhD, Web Science
University of Southampton, United Kingdom, MSc, Web Science
Southampton Solent University, United Kingdom, MA, Multimedia Production
Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PG Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
Univesidad de la Comunicación, Mexico, PG Certificate in Creative Visualisation
Universidad Tecnológica de México, Mexico, BA, Graphic Design


Highlighted publications

Pereda J, Heathcote D. 2019. First Thing, Everything: InterDesign Manifesto DOI Author Url Public Url

Conference publication

Pereda J, Murrieta-Flores P, Radburn N, South L, Monaghan C. 2020. Afrobits: An Interactive Installation of African Music and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Proceedings of EVA London 2020, EVA London :106-111 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Pereda J. 2019. A TUI to Explore Cultural Heritage Repositories on the Web Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, TEI '19: Thirteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Pereda J, Murrieta-Flores P, Ritsos P, Roberts J. 2017. Tangible User Interfaces as a Pathway for Information Visualisation for Low Digital Literacy in the Digital Humanities IEEE VIS 2017 - 2nd Workshop on Visualization for the Digital Humanities, IEEE Vis Author Url Public Url

Pereda J, Isaksen L. 2014. Developing downloadable TUIs for online pedagogic activities TEI'14 Eighth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, Munich, Germany, 16 - 19 Feb 2014., Public Url

Pereda J. Installation for Interpretation of Archaeological Sites. The Portus Visualisation Project CAA2012 Proceedings of the 40th Conference in Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Southampton, United Kingdom, 26-30 March 2012, :91-101

Pereda J. Lucha Libre: visualizing behind the mask. Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2011), :268-273 DOI


Pereda J, Heathcote D. 2020. First Thing, Everything: InterDesign Manifesto Delorie OL. Creative Manifestos: Inspirational Statements to Celebrate Self-Expression :58-58 Sterling Publishing Company, Incorporated 9781454939214 Publisher Url

Pereda J. Exploración del Patrimonio Cultural a través de Interfaces Tangibles en la Red Jiménez-Badillo D. Arqueología Computacional. Nuevos enfoques para el análisis y la difusión del patrimonio cultural. 1 :265-283 INAH. Mexico City 978-607-539-027-7 Author Url

Scholarly edition

Pereda J, Heathcote D. 2019. First Thing, Everything: InterDesign Manifesto DOI Author Url Public Url


Pereda J, Fray H, Weakley A. 2019. A Liverpool Bestiary. Database CMS

Pereda J. A Downloadable Tangible Query System for Semantic Web Cultural Heritage Author Url

Journal article

Fray H, Pereda J. 2019. Conductive Circuits Printmaking Today, :34-35 Publisher Url Public Url

Pereda J, Murrieta-Flores P. 2011. The role of Lucha Libre in the construction of Mexican male identity Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network, 4 DOI Author Url Public Url


Pereda J. 2018. Whale. A Liverpool Bestiary

Pereda J. 01100001 01100011 01100111 01110100. Of Rights And Resistance, Liverpool Slavery Museum Publisher Url


Roberts JC, Frankenberg-Garcia A, Rees G, Pereda J. 2017. Visualisation and graphical techniques to help writers write more idiomatically IEEE Conference on Visualization (VIS)

Frankenberg-Garcia A, Lew R, Roberts J, Rees G, Pereda J. 2017. Best practices in combining learner needs, lexicographic data and text editors to help learners write more idiomatically eLex 2017


Pereda J. Online Cultural Heritage: Facilitating Complex Query Making Through Tangible User Interfaces Earl G, Yin Y, Isaksen L.

Internet publication

Pereda J, Fray H. Printeractive Workshop at LJMU Arts Author Url

Engagement & Impact


HEA Fellow, Higher Education Academy. 2019

Teaching qualification:

PGCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. 2019

Other invited event:

Multifaceted Engagements with Cultural Heritage, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi, India, Workshop working with the use of Semantic Web technologies in the Heritage sector. The workshop incorporated 3D scanning and rendering technologies as part of a standard digitisation process for cultural objects. Funding granted by AHRC, in collaboration with Lancaster University.. 2019

Masterclass ‘Multimodal Engagements with Cultural Heritage’, Maynooth University, Ireland, 3-day Masterclass that introduced participants to methods of creating and reusing cultural heritage artefacts at the intersections of digital and physical methodological approaches. It provided participants with the theoretical background, best practices, and hands-on experience of A) Converting physical objects to digital and printed interactive 3D models, and B) Querying and visualising online cultural heritage through user interfaces.. 2016

Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School, University of Oxford, A workshop on the Humanities Web of Data: publishing, linking and querying on the semantic web.. 2013

Media Coverage:

Association for Computer Machinery, World's preeminent showcase for tangible, embedded and interactive technology opens March 17 ( 2019

Diabolique Magazine, Wrestling with the Strange: The Fantastical World of Lucha Libre 2017

Europeana, Europeana Research Grants: The Long List. 2016

Nowhere Men TV, Livin' La Vida Lucha. 2015

University of Oregon, NEH Summer Institute for School Teachers, Oaxaca, 2015. 2015

Research Grants Awarded:

Liverpool John Moores University, Printeractive. Developing a practice towards the integration of interaction design and printmaking., Hannah Fray, Grant value (£): 2000. 2018

Liverpool John Moores University, Towards an LJMU Linked Data Repository, Hannah Fray, Grant value (£): 2000. 2018

External committees:

IEEE Transactions on Education, IEEE, Reviewer, 2018

Conference presentation:

Exploring Online Cultural Heritage. Integrating Queries Through Tangible User Interfaces on the Web, Virtual Heritage Network, Maynooth University, Ireland, Oral presentation. 2015

The New Online Museum Manifesto, Museums and the Web, Baltimore, USA, Oral presentation. 2014

Web Based Tangible User Interface for an Online Constructivist Museum: The God Collector Experiment, Museums and the Web, Portland, Oregon, USA, Demo Talk. 2013

External collaboration:

King's College London, Making the Connected World Seminar, (

Other Professional Activity:

Printeractive Workshop. An open workshop between designers, makers and artists..

Printeractive. A Printeractive Pop Up at The Walker Gallery.