Christopher Csikszentmihályi has been appointed ERA Chair of HCI and Design Innovation

The Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI) of the University of Madeira was awarded an ERA Chair grant beginning in 2014. This prestigious grant aims at making M-ITI an excellence research center in HCI and design.

Open Instititue V2: Open in a Time of Closure

M-ITI and the University of Texas at Austin will be hosting a conference and workshops in Madeira, Open Institute V2: Open in a Time of Closure, 15 – 20 December 2017. Many of the ideals around ‘open’ in the last two decades are facing dramatic retrogression. The open Internet is under threat, already lost in much of the world. Borders…

ERA Chair projects presented to the local community

ARDITI organized the Science in the Market 2017, 3rd edition, co-organized with M-ITI. This event took place in the Fishmonger’s part of the Farmers Market in Fucnhal, on November 22. The Science in the Market integrates the celebrations of the Science and Technology Week, which is nationally celebrated between November 22 and 26. It aims at demonstrating the Science and Technology being…

CTP Workshops are a success!

Since July 2017 the Critical Technical Practice Group (CTP) has been offering a series of workshop to help the academic community to develop prototyping skills. The workshops are short-term and hands-on. Students and researchers gather at the CTP lab to learn how to use the newly purchased machines to build their own prototypes.      

On the Collaborative Economy. Learning From Critical Perspectives, Training School, 20 -24 Nov 2017

Prof. Maurizio Teli, ERA Chair research faculty, is Working Group Leader of the cost Action CA16121, “From Sharing to Caring: Examining Socio-Technical Aspects of the Collaborative Economy. In the context of this CA, the Training School (TS) “On the collaborative economy. Learning from critical perspectives,” is taking place at M-ITI from 20 to 24 Nov. 2017. The TS relates directly to the core…

WIRE 2017 Interview Nuno Nunes

Nuno Nunes was an invited speaker of the 8th edition of the European Commission’s Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE) from 28th to 30th June 2017. This conference was supported by the Directorate-General Research & Innovation, Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation Programme and was related to the 2017 Slovak EU Presidency. The Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE)…

WIRE 2017 Interview Chris Csíkszentmihályi

Chris Csíkszentmihályi was an invited speaker of the 8th edition of the European Commission’s Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE) from 28th to 30th June 2017. This conference was supported by the Directorate-General Research & Innovation, Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation Programme and was related to the 2017 Slovak EU Presidency. The Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE)…

Visit from the Senior University of Funchal (USF)

On October 24, M-ITI had the pleasure to host about 40 members of the Senior University of Funchal. The Senior University is a partner with the University of Madeira and was founded in May 2007. The USF (Universidade Sénior do Funchal) is aimed at people over 50 years old and its main purpose is to improve their life quality, giving…

Neuropsychology students at M-ITI

On October 19, Neuropsychology students (UMa) visited M-ITI, a class led by Prof. Luísa Soares, with the purpose of becoming aware of the health research and technology being used.

Interact 2017

M-ITI was widely represented at Interact 2017 and M-ITI members were involved in chairing groups, running workshops and presenting papers, below are some of the many activities run by M-ITI members: José Corujeira presented the paper Effects of Haptic Feedback in Dual-Task Teleoperation of a Mobile Robot Diogo Cabral presented the full paper: Exploring the Effects of Olfactory and Auditory…