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UPF researchers chosen as finalists in CHI 2018 Competition
A new project from the Full Body Interaction Lab at University Pompeu Fabra has advanced to the second round of judging in an international competition held by the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI).
The project was chosen among the top 12 entries in the Student Design Competition among a pool of entries from international research teams. The team will travel to Montreal in April to present the project in the upcoming CHI 2018 conference, where it will compete for the first prize. The project team is composed of two PhD candidates, Ciera Crowell and Batuhan Sayis, and two master students, Andrea Bravo and Andrea Paramithiotti, all currently working in the FubIntLab. The project has been supervised by Narcís Parés.
The Design Brief: Engaging Communities
The new project aims to address the student competition's 2018 scope of Engaging Communities by creating a classroom adapted virtual environment as a tool for social inclusion. In this project, children with social disabilities can collaborate with their peers through open-ended play activities. The Student Design Competition is in its 16th year, and aims to spotlight projects in the Human Computer Interaction domain which demonstrate an understanding of user experience and interaction design.