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.

Ciência no Mercado 2018

The ERA Chair project will participate in the 2018 edition of Ciência no Mercado. This science fair is organised by ARDITI (Regional Agency for technology development and innovation) in the context of the S&T Week, already the 4th edition of Science in the Market, an initiative that brings together several regional entities that are dedicated to Science and Technology. The…

Public Talks by Nishant Shah and Nadia El-Imam on November 20 and 21

As part of the MAST event next week, there will be two talks at 5:30 pm on November 20 and 21 at the Jesuits College, Madeira. Nov. 20 – 5:30 pm – talk by Nishant Shah: “Designing Technologies for Survival: Touchstones for a Digital Future” Nov. 21 – 5:30 pm – talk by Nadia El-Imam: “How can we Build Systems…

Kickoff of the first workshop in MAST project cycle at M-ITI from 19-23 November 2018

MAST – Master Module in Art, Science and Technology is a new project awarded to M-ITI with participation of the ERA Chair holder Prof. Christopher Csikszentmihalyi. From 19 to 23 of November, M-ITI is hosting the first project workshop:Progressive Product Prototypes workshop. In this one week intensive workshops, students from Graz, Nova Gorica and Funchal, along with their mentors and…

M-ITI’s represented in the 2018 Web Summit edition

This year M-ITI was invited by the Regional Government to join a group stakeholders in showcasing examples of regional innovations at the 2018 Web Summit edition. MITI was present during the five days of the event and had the opportunity to show several projects and demonstrations  in a event that received more than 70,000 people. Web Summit 2018 took place…

Cidade do Empreendedor 2018

M-ITI and the ERA Chair project were present at the Innovation Fair: Cidade do Empreendedor 2018 that happened in Funchal from 31 October to 4 October, 2018 During these days, M-ITI’s projects were presented to over 10,000 visits as well as to regional government entities that visited the fair. It was another great opportunity to show the innovation potential of…

II M-ITI Doctoral Symposium

The 2nd edition of M-ITI’s Doctoral Symposium  took place at the Casa de Saúde Câmara Pestana, on October 20. Each Ph.D. candidate presented their research so far and have received feedback from M-ITI Faculty and audience. The keynote speaker, Dr. Raymond Bond enriched this day’s insights. The coffee breaks, lunch and dinner were convenient networking opportunities. This edition was supported…

Radical Networks Conference 2018: Prof. Chris Csíkszentmihályi and Jude Mukundane organized a workshop.

Radical Networks is a conference that celebrates the free and open Internet, with hands-on workshops, speakers, and a gallery exhibiting artworks centered around radio and networking technology. It fosters critical discussion on contemporary issues that include surveillance, the spread of misinformation, ownership of personal data, and the increasing opacity of “The Cloud”. Radical Networks is also an arts festival that…

SIIDS (Sound, Image and Interaction Doctoral Symposium), in Funchal, October 4, 2018.

The SIIDS (Sound, Image and Interaction Doctoral Symposium) was co-organised by the ERA Chair project . About the conference: For the last two decades, there has been a growing interest in the study of sound from a Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) perspective. This coincides with the shift to a third wave of HCI toward applications in broader cultural contexts. In the last…

European Researchers’ Night 2018

M-ITI is one of the institutions that celebrated the European Researchers’ Night. Several M-ITI’s project, including the ERA Chair, were showcased in an event organized by Universidade da Madeira – Página Institucional, that took place in La Vie Shopping Center (Funchal) on September 28 from 2 pm to 10 pm. The event counted with the participation of thousands of people including…