YoWay: a location-based interactive storytelling experience


presented at 9th edition of NOVUM 2015 – Festival of Science, Technology and Innovation of Barcelona

Urban ageing: accepted for publication in ACM C&T 2015

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Our full paper “Urban ageing: technology, agency and community in smarter cities for older people” has been accepted for publication in ACM C&T 2015, the 7th International Conference on Communities and Technologies which will take place in Limerick (Ireland) from the 27th to the 30th of June 2015 ( The paper elaborates on the concept […]

Human-Computer Interaction and the older population in 2025, Special track in Interacción 2015


7-9 September 2015, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain

JP Carrascal is now a doctor!


The GTI member Juan Pablo (JP) Carrascal defended his PhD Thesis last Monday, January 26th, with the title “Aspects of personal information valuation in web browsing and mobile communication”. Congratulations to JP, and his thesis advisors Dr. Rodrigo de Oliveira from Google and Dr. Josep Blat from Universitat Pompeu Fabra. And thanks to the three members […]

GTI at TEDxBarcelonaED


Yesterday there was a TEDx event around Education in Barcelona (#TEDxBarcelonaED). The participation was outstanding, with 300 participating physically in the auditorium of Torre Telefónica and over 2000 people following via streaming. The talks were very varied: from values, to technology, to life experiences. A selection of the public also presented their education-related initiatives. Davinia […]

The BWR Game in 3D on iPhone6 and iPad3


25,000 players were registered to play by day 20, the majority logging in to play every day … 80% of their activity time is played through the mobile app … a new improved version of iOS App has been released, enabling the real-time 3D view of the virtual boat …

METIS Event “Design for Learning: new tools for educators”


The Open Event was organised by Davinia Hernández-Leo, member of the GTI, as part of the METIS project in collaboration with Cibernàrium – Ajuntament de Barcelona last week (11th, 12th December) on “Design for Learning: new tools for educators” was a success!!! The event was addressed to teachers from any educational sector and other stakeholders (academic managers, etc.) interested in learning […]

An analysis of visitors’ behavior in The Louvre Museum: a study using Bluetooth data


The paper “An analysis of visitors’ behavior in The Louvre Museum: a study using Bluetooth data”, by Yuji Yoshimura, Stanislav Sobolevsky, Carlo Ratti, Fabien Girardin, Juan Pablo Carrascal, Josep Blat, Roberta Sinatra was published in the Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design journal, one of the journals in the field of urban planning and design with fastest growing […]

Participation in a conference on MOOCs for eSkills

The GTI member Davinia Hernández-Leo has participated today in an expert panel in Helsinki with the title Are MOOCs providing the European workforce with necessary web skills? Experts from educational institutions, multinational companies, MOOC providers and MOOC platforms has discussed the role MOOCs can have to meet the increasing demand for the European workforce, including Web entrepreneurs, […]

11-12 December – Barcelona, “Design for Learning” Open Event


The GTI is organizing, as part of its activities in the METIS project and in collaboration with Cibernàrium - Barcelona Activa, an Open Event that will take place in Barcelona next December (11th and 12th), with the theme “Design for Learning: new tools for educators”. The event is addressed to teachers from any educational sector (with priority for Higher […]

Older people and online video portals in three countries: journal paper accepted


The paper “Towards iTV services for older people: exploring their interactions with online video portals in different cultural backgrounds” by Susan Ferreira, Sergio Sayago and Josep Blat, has been accepted for publication.

GTI in Saló Nàutic 2014


GTI participates in the Saló Nàutic 2014 presenting the new edition of Barcelona World Race THE GAME

GTI has participated in the European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning 2014

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Davinia Hernández-Leo, coordinator of the Learning Technologies research line within the GTI, attended the 9th European Conference on Technology-Enhanced Learning, Graz, Austria this week. She has participated in the workshop “Can MOOCs save Europe’s unemployed youth?”, in which she was in charge together with Carlos Delgado Kloos, of a talk devoted to “responding” to the papers presented along […]

Andrea Rosales is now a Doctor!

The GTI member Andrea Rosales defended successfully her PhD Thesis last Wednesday, September 3rd, with the title “Designing wearable and playful accessories to encourage free-play amongst school aged children”. Congratulations to Andrea, and her Thesis Directors Dr. Sergio Sayago from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and Dr. Josep Blat from Universitat Pompeu Fabra. And thanks to […]

GTI participates in ICALT, 2014


Jonathan Chacón-Pérez, a PhD student of GTI took part in 14th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies ( ) which was held in Athens, Greece from 7th – 10th of July, 2014. Jonathan presented an architecture for supporting the managing and re-use of learning design patterns, which was the result of a collaborative work with […]

Tertúlies Actives 3.0 in FIRAGRAN 2014

GTI participated in the 16th Edition of FIRAGRAN 2014, It was very well attended (c. 100,000 visitors) and covered by over 30 different media.

Wearable Sounds: journal paper accepted

On the evocative power and play value of a wearable movement-to-sound interaction accessory in the free-play of schoolchildren

The GTI accredited as a “recognized research group”

The list of Catalan research groups receiving the SGR group recognition (2014-2016) has been just published. The GTI is recognized as a SGR group, with the positive assessment of the established criteria for recognition. Congratulations to all the GTI members!

QuesTInSitu: The Game @ MNAC

80 high schools students have used today Questinsitu: The Game to visit the MNAC museum (National Art Museum in Catalonia)! The game has been designed by the teacher Cristina Novoa from Salesians/SantBoi High School. To design the game the teacher has applied technologies proposed and developed by the GTI that enable the definition of educational games and the enactment […]

“Stoorm Flow: digital tools for human inspiration” wins a business valorization award


The business project “Stoorm Flow: digital tools for human inspiration” has won one of the ten finalist awards (in the Technological Based Company category) of the 3rd Valortec competition organized by ACCIÓ, Departament d’Empresa i Ocupació de la Generalitat de Catalunya.

GTI at Networked Learning Conference 2014

In the context of the Metis project, the GTI is leading the development of the ILDE (Integrated Learning Design Environment), which integrates a number of learning designs tools that enable the creation of multiple types of artefacts or solutions (patterns, course maps, activities, implementations, etc.) The environment includes now a new feature enabling the management of […]

Javier Melero is now a doctor!

The GTI member Javier Melero defended his PhD Thesis last Thursday, April 10th, with the title “Design and Implementation Techniques for Location-based Learning Games”. Congratulations to Javi!

The GTI present at the 12th Fira Recerca en Directe


A small room in the chapel of the historic building in the Universitat de Barcelona (UB), hosted the twelve edition of the Fira Recerca en Directe, during the 8th , 9th and 10th of April (this year). The exhibition was organized by the Parc Cientific de Barcelona, the UB and the collaboration of the Obra […]

GTI participates in the Cátedra Telefónica-UPF

Davinia Hernández-Leo, coordinator of the Learning Technologies research line within the GTI, is a member of the Telefónica-UPF Chair (Cátedra Telefónica-UPF) on “Social Innovation in Education”. As part of this Cátedra Telefónica-UPF, she has participated in a study analyzing the situation around MOOCs in 2013 in Spain: Oliver, M., Hernández-Leo, D., Daza, V., Martin, C., […]