The WorthPlay project is coming to an end. Over 2 years, we have been understanding the relationship between older people and digital games, designing a game-based platform that allows older people, and members of their social circles, to create and play games they consider are worthwhile to play, evaluating the playability, accessibility and experiences of […]
GTI member Davinia HernÃ¡ndez-Leo together with other Metis project members, Yannis Dimitriadis andÂ YishayÂ Mor, run a workshop at Online Educa Berlin titled “From Idea to VLE in a Day: METIS Approach and Tools for Learning Co-Design”. This workshop was designed to give participants a quick taste of what we mean by learning design, and how this […]
On October 16, the pilots runned within the Life 2.0 European project in Barcelona, Milano, Joensuu and Aalborg were presented at the Smart City Exhibition 2013 in the session on “The elderly communities as a resource: towards a new vision of welfare“.Â Â The session, which was focused on the European research on e-inclusion within the framework […]
Online Educa Berlin (OEB2013) newsletter publishes an interview to Mar PÃ©rez-SanagustÃn, former member of the GTI. Mar was the winner of the EC-TEL2013 Demo Award, sponsored by OEB2013. The text of the interview, “Technologists have the responsibility to make education accessible to all”, is available on-line at the OEB News portal.
36Â Cuatrecasas employees taking part in a 2-day Team Building event in Sitges followed a geolocated activity prepared by Lapica on the basis of a new GTI application on October 23 2013. The activity consisted of using smartphones with a new GTI app to answer geolocated questions along twelve individual routes, one for each team. Each […]
The paperÂ TuneMap: an interactive geolocated music information browserÂ was accepted in for publication in the proceedings of the Re-New Digital Arts Festival. This paper describes a mash-up web application for the discovery of music and relationships between artists and their audience. Beyond showing the application, it also invites toÂ reflection on the relationship between geography and contemporary […]
The GTIâs PhD student Susan Moller Ferreira presented results of her ongoing PhD research on older people and ICTs in the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing 2013.
The GTI has got a significant presence at the Eight European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning 2013, where Davinia HernÃ¡ndez-Leo (GTI, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) has been Program Chair together with Tobias Ley (Tallin University). The Signal Orchestration System (SOS) was shown at the demonstration exhibition and participated in the TEL demo sprint contest (demo […]
Carlos OrdÃ³Ã±ez, who works for Bestiario, submitted his CSIM (Cognitive Science and Interactive Media) master Thesis on Interactivity in Data Visualization. The GTI accepted to supervise the research and offered Carlos the opportunity to be part of the group of data visualization research. Carlosâ thesis deals with a missing topic in the fast growing research […]
The start-upÂ Â Mobile Media ContentÂ and GTI provide Roche a set of 3D scene editing tools which will help Roche to place lab machinery and equipment in hospital and clinic environments, and present interactive 3D visualizations to its clients. The tools developed are based on Unity 3D, and the tools support Roche engineers in the setup and […]
With the support of XTEC and the Mobile World Centre, Javier Melero and Davinia HernÃ¡ndez-Leo from the GTI run yesterday (June 26th, 2013) a workshop focused on the design of educational mini-games. 28 teachers (mostly from secondary education) participated in Â the workshop, whose objective was to analyse, apply and experiment the key elements to consider […]
TheÂ Web3D conference is a yearly event where the some of best and newest research into to web-based 3D graphics is published. This year, the GTI’s resident graphics expert, Javi Agenjo, won the Best Short Paper award for his paper WebGLStudio: A Pipeline for WebGL Scene Creation. The paper, co-written by Alun Evans and Josep Blat, […]
Noa & Max on Spanish National Television TVE
An interview to the creativeteam behind the animation.
The WorthPlay project has developed an online platform which enables both older people and members of their social circles to develop and play meaningful games. During the last months, a number of games have been created and played by older people in several settings, including Ãgora, in Barcelona, and EspacioCaixa Madrid – one of the […]
On Monday, May 6th, Davinia HernÃ¡ndez-Leo gave an invited talk and a workshop at the IV conference of the TELGalicia network. The talk and workshop (link to the slides, in Spanish) were mainly focused on LdShake, a social network platform where teachers can co-edit and share learning designs. In her talk, Davinia also explained the […]
In the frame of the European IMPART project (http://impart.upf.edu/) the GTI is developing a webÂbased tool that will allow filmmakers to deal with the amount of shooting data generated every day in production. Digital cinema has broadened the creative possibilities but now production crews have to deal with huge amount of data related Â to a […]
Recently, weâve been holding weekly seminars at the GTI to discuss research issues in the information visualization field.
Barcelona, april 21, Fabra i Coats
âEL JOC DE LES TORRES: Discovering LâHospitalet using your Smartphoneâ In the frame of its Technology-Enhanced Learning research line, the GTI (Interactive Technologies Group, Universitat Pompeu Fabra â Barcelona) has developed an educational game for smartphones to discover the historical heritage of LâHospitalet in situ. The game has been designed by a team of 7 […]
GTI, in collaboration with the Mobile Media Content company, has been developing a 3D visualization project for the Bilbao Athletic Club.
LdShake 1.0 is a social platform for teacher communities. A web2.0 tool for the social sharing and co-editing of learning design solutions.
GTI and Everis join forces to deliver Noa & Max – stuck in Electronia, a twelve minutes animated mini-series for teenagers that will approach science and technology in a funny, dynamic and appealing way.The project is funded by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) and has a 12 months duration. Everis studied how […]
V. Righi, S. Sayago, J. Blat, (2012) Older people’s use of Social Network Sites while participating in local online communities from an ethnographical perspective. CIRN 2012 Community Informatics Conference: ‘Ideals meet Reality’, 7 – 9 Nov, Prato (Italy),