PARES BURGUES, NARCIS
Narcís Parés is a Tenure Associate Professor in our Department. His background is: Ph.D. in Audiovisual Communication -specialized in Virtual Reality- (UPF), MSc in Image Processing and Artificial Intelligence (UAB) and BSc in Computer Science Engineering (UPC). He is co-creator and coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Master in Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media (UPF). He has an interest in the possibilities of Full-Body Interaction based on current Embodied Cognition theories in areas such as Learning, Play and Special Needs. This research is undertaken from the standpoint of Interaction Design and Interactive Communication, focussing mainly on interaction for children and using non-invasive technologies. Main research areas are: Methods for Interaction Design and Assessment in Full-body Interaction in Informal Learning; Full-body Interaction to foster and facilitate Social Interaction for Children with Special Needs; Interactive Playgrounds based on Full-body Interaction to address Play as a Motor and Cognitive Developmental process and to foster physical activity.