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CMU Portugal MHCI Students – Final Presentation of Capstone Projects

Date: December 17, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.
Venue: Colégio dos Jesuítas, Auditório Poente, Funchal, Madeira (Rua dos Ferreiros 9000-082)

Next Thursday, December 17th, the dual degree professional master students in Human-Computer Interaction will present their Capstone Projects at the Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI). These presentations are the result of months of work in collaboration with international companies. Students were given a problem and they will now be presenting the solution. This is an important event as it will allow students to present their work as well as give you an opportunity to learn more about what M-ITI does best.


14h30 Opening Speeches

Nuno Jardim Nunes – M-iti’s President of the Board
José Carmo – Rector of University of Madeira *
Jorge Carvalho – Regional Secretary of Education *

14h50 ‘2 minutes madness’

WavesFM . Push

15h00 MHCI Capstone Project Presentation

TEAM WavesFM + RootIO (Uganda)
Team WavesFM is working with RootIO (Uganda). Their goal is to research the diversity of the Ugandan diaspora in order to determine how Ugandans abroad can use technology to contribute to their homeland in ways other than personal financial support (remittances).
RootIO aims to rebuild radio in the era of wifi and peer production, for and with rural communities in the global south. We start with “microstations” powered only by small, inexpensive FM transmitters and Android smart phones. For the 90% of the world’s population that doesn’t live in a handful of rich countries, radio is how most people get their news and information. While the economic and technical structure of radio has changed little over the last 100+ years.

WavesFM team: Katie Ramp, Jennifer Baranoff, Nalena Santiago, Juan Corzo

15h30 MHCI Capstone Project Presentation

Team Push is working for PLAY (Poland) looking to understand how families with primary school age children interact and communicate in order to design an engaging service that facilitates family relationships.
PLAY is a mobile network operator based in Poland. PLAY’s key competitive advantages have been based so far on best on the market value for money B2C voice and data offer for individual customers.

Push team: Letícia Patrício, Israel Gonzales, Michael Richardson

16h00 Demo Sessions (at Galaria Ale Poente Sul)

16h30 Madeira D’Honra (at Jardim)

* To be confirmed