Narcís Parés is a Tenure Associate Professor in the ICT Department (DTIC) of Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain). His research is focused on Full-body Interaction based on theories of Embodied Cognition, Human-Computer Interaction, Developmental Psychology, etc. He leads the Full-Body Interaction Lab within the Cognitive Media Technologies Group. His approach starts from Interaction Design, Interactive Communication and Interaction Models.
He is co-creator and coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Master in Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media (UPF).
He has been secretary of the Audiovisual University Institute (IUA of UPF) and head of the Interactive Systems Laboratory (IUA). He is co-founder and scientific director of Galeria Virtual from 1993 to 2000, where he directed the technological aspects of a number of experimental Virtual Reality productions applied to contemporary art.
He is member of the Steering Committee of the ACM SIGCHI International Conference on Interaction Design and Children and member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Child Computer Interaction, Elsevier.