Laia Pujol-Tost

Marie Curie Fellow

MIDARQ Research Group

Department of Humanities

Jaume I Building (Ciutadella Campus)

Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27

08005 Barcelona

Tel.: (+34) 935 422 703


Department of Information and Communication Technologies

La Nau Building (Communication-Poble Nou Campus)

Roc Boronat, 138

08018 Barcelona

Tel.: (+34) 935 422 202

Biography note

Dr. Laia Pujol-Tost is a Marie Curie Researcher at the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona. She holds a BA in History (1999), a PGCE in Didactics of the Social Sciences (1999), and a PhD in Prehistoric Archaeology (2006). Her research field is the design and evaluation of user-centred ICT applications for Cultural Heritage, in relation to which she has worked both in the public and the private sector thanks to several international contracts and grants. Her work has been disseminated (and in two cases awarded) in prestigious international journals and conferences.  She has also taught at undergraduate and postgraduate level at different European universities.

Research lines

  • Digital Heritage
  • Virtual Archaeology
  • Cultural Presence
  • Evaluation
  • Serious Games
  • Interactive Digital Storytelling


Keil, J, Pujol, L., Roussou, M., Engelke, T., Schmitt, M., Eleftheratou, S. (2013), "A digital look at physical museum exhibits. Designing personalized stories with handheld Augmented Reality in museums". In A. Addison, L. de Luca, S. Pescarin (Eds), Proceedings of the International Conference Digital Heritage 2013 (Marseille, Oct 27-Nov 1).

Pujol, L., Katifori, A., Vayanou, M., Roussou, M., Karvounis, M., Kyriakidi, M., Eleftheratou, S., and Ioannidis, I. (2013), "From personalization to adaptivity - Creating immersive visits through interactive digital storytelling at the Acropolis Museum", in 9th International Conference on Intelligent Environments IE'13 (Athens, July 16-19 2013). Workshop Museums as Intelligent Environments.

Pujol, L. and Lorente-Gall, A. (2013), "The Virtual Museum: a quest for the standard definition", in G. Earl, T. Sly, A. Chrysanthi, P. Murrieta-Flores, C. Papadopoulos, I. Romanowska and D. Wheatley (Eds), Proceedings of the International Conference Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, CAA2012 (Southampton, March 26-30 2012). Amsterdam University Press.

Pujol, L. and Champion, E. (2012), "Evaluating Presence in Cultural Heritage Projects", International J ournal of Heritage Studies , 18 (1): 83-102 . ERIH A. SJR 0.39.

Pujol, L. (2011), "Realism in Virtual Reality applications for Cultural Heritage", International Journal of Virtual Reality, 10 (3): 41-49.

Pujol, L. (2011), "Integrating ICT in exhibitions", Museum Management and Curatorship, 26 (1): 63-79. Taylor and Francis.

Economou, M. and Pujol, L. (2011), Evaluating the use of virtual reality and multimedia applications for presenting the past. A Styliaras G. D., Koukopoulos, D and Lazarinis F. (Eds.), "Handbook of Research on Technologies and Cultural Heritage: Applications and Environments". IGI Global, New York: 223-239.

Pujol, L. and Economou, M. (2009). "Worth a thousand words? The Usefulness of Immersive Virtual Reality for Learning in Cultural Heritage Settings". International Journal of Architectural Computing, 7 (1): 157-176.

Pujol, L. (2008), "Does virtual archaeology exist ?". Layers of perception. Advanced technological means to illumunate our past. Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, CAA2007 (Berlin 2-6 April 2007). Posluschny, A., Lambert, K., Herzog, I. (Eds.)  Rudolf Habelt GmbH, Bonn: 101-107.

Pujol, L. (2005), " Interactivity in Virtual and multimedia environments: a meeting point for education and ICT in archaeological museums". Virtual Reality at work in the 21st century, Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia (Ghent, October 3-7 2005). Thwaites, H. (Ed.). VSMM: 37-52.