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IEEE International Conference on Image Processing

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GTI researcher Dr. Alun Evans has just presented a full paper, entitled Combined 2D and 3D Visualisation of On-set Big Media Data, at the 2015 edition of IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), in Quebec City, Canada.


JP Carrascal is now a doctor!

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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

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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 […]


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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]


GTI participates in ICALT, 2014

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Jonathan Chacón-Pérez, a PhD student of GTI took part in 14th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (http://conferences.computer.org/icalt/2014/ ) 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 […]


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


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

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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 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., […]


WorthPlay: Final Reports Available!

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The final reports of the research conducted throughout the WorthPlay project are freely available. The reports, one for each partner (GTI-UPF, IIIA-CSIC, DMAG-UoD), and written in Spanish, summarize the work done over two years, which has been a mix of ethnography, participatory design, accessibility, game design and development, artificial intelligence, adaptive games and cultural analysis. […]


Public reports of the WorthPlay project available!

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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 takes part in the ICTD 2013

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The GTI’s PhD student Susan Moller Ferreira was awarded a scholarship to attend and present her research in the ICTD 2013 conference and pre-conference symposium in Cape Town.


European older people community pilots at the Smart City Exhibition in Bologna

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“.  The session, which was focused on the European research on e-inclusion within the framework […]


Cuatrecasas employees test new GTI geolocated app in Sitges!

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36 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 […]


TuneMap: an interactive geolocated music information browser

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The paper TuneMap: an interactive geolocated music information browser 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 to reflection on the relationship between geography and contemporary […]


GTI takes part in the Grace Hopper Celebration 2013

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The GTI’s 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.


CSIM Master Thesis on Interactivity in Data Visualization

Carlos Ordóñez, 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. Carlos’ thesis deals with a missing topic in the fast growing research […]


3D scene editing tools for Roche

The start-up  Mobile Media Content 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 […]


Signal Orchestration System (SOS)

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The Signal Orchestration System (SOS) augments the physical environment with digital signals indicating orchestration aspects. It includes a manager, where orchestration visual and auditory signals are configured, changed on the fly and transmitted. These signals are rendered in physical devices that students can easily wear in a way that the signals can be collectively perceived […]