PhD Royal College of Art, 2003; MFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1992.
Heitor is Associate Professor of Design at the University of Porto, and coordinator of the Unexpected Media Lab at ID+, Research Institute for Design, Media and Culture.
Memberships include the Executive Board of the European Academy of Design, Academia Europaea, and the European Science Foundation; Heitor was Chairman of the Scientific Board (HSS) at the Foundation for Science and Technology, Portugal, from 2016 to 2022.
Recent funded research projects include “An Infodemic of Disorientation: communication design as mediator between scientific knowledge and cognitive bias.”. Heitor has provided consultancy for the Portuguese Ministry of Science, Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK), and the New European Bauhaus (EU Commission).
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