Students Projects at M-ITI

Students work in interdisciplinary teams with an industry sponsor to produce a working prototype that serves as a proof of concept of a novel service or product idea. This overview list some of our students projects.

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Team Elementary is working with Exictos, a company that specializes in Information Technology and development of software solutions for the banking, insurance, retail, and utilities sectors.

We want to understand how people interact with money so that we may build a contextually-aware consumer banking experience.

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Team Metis is working with Collab, a European Multimedia Contact Center provider, on its OneSupervisor solution.

We want to understand how existing technology aids supervisors’ decision-making process, so that we can improve the solution’s clarity and efficiency for managing floor operations and communicating performance.

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Team Explora is working with the tourism company More4You to build an enhanced experience for tourists visiting their website visitingmadeira.com.

The team is seeking to understand the motivations and needs of tourists to design an innovative experience that will anticipate and exceed expectations through a comprehensive set of digital and offline tools.

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Team Pearl Collective is working with Porto Bay Hotels & Resorts a group that owns and operates nearly a dozen 4 star and 5 star properties in Portugal and Brazil.

The team wants to study hospitality services in order to understand how guest needs are identified and addressed so that they can create a more personalized experience for each individual guest during their stay.

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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.

 

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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).

Many of those in the Ugandan diaspora first move to Europe or America for increased higher education opportunities; they are eager to share their experiences with others in Uganda and advise them on the pros and cons of studying abroad. WavesFM is building a mentor matching platform to pair prospective students in Uganda with diaspora members who have been through the college application process in other countries. We aim to open the doors to even more promising Ugandan students who want guidance through the schooling, moving, and career processes, but feel like they don't have anyone to go to for help.

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 smartphones. 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. 

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PRISM is a Master of Entertainment Technology (MET) team at the Madeira Interactive Technologies 

Institute (M-ITI) for the Spring semester of 2015, in which they were set to develop a 3D animated shortfilm, entitled “Blending”.

Blending is a 3D animation that depicts discrimination. This is the story about a world where everything is green. A world where anything that is not green, is not accepted or simply seen as something immoral. But the reality is somehow different – people have to hide their real color because they fear this green mentality.

With this short animation film, they intended to create a bond between the story and the audience personal experience related with discrimination. Whether this experience is associated with LGBT rights, human rights, race rights, bullying, etc. We want to reach every single person that was affected by any kind of discrimination.

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Team Frontier is working with Outsystems, a software enterprise company based in Lisbon, Portugal. Our main objective for this project is to understand citizen developers’  needs, so that we can design an intuitive and usable development environment for them to create an application. Citizen developers are corporate professionals who are non-programmers but have experience with business intelligence tools.

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Team Spark is working with Wow!Systems.

Wow! Systems is a creative interactive multimedia agency and software house based in Funchal. They approached the Masters of Human Computer Interaction students to develop a project that focuses on promoting mental well-being through today's technologies. Team Spark will present findings from their research on daily routines and social network behaviors, which they have done over the course of the semester, as well as visions for creating prototypes during next semester.

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Firecrest is a Master of Entertainment Technology (MET) student project team working together with the Civil Protection of Madeira. This partnership takes place within the european project BOMBER 2.0 under PCT-MAC 2007-2013.

 
Our mission is to raise the awareness of the locals and tourists in Madeira about possible dangerous situations in levadas, helping them prevent and/or respond accordingly to said situations.
 
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The last chance to catch a memory of a certain place is right before you leave it. In a lot of cases the airport is the beginning and the end of an unforgettable journey and a perfect way to connect one last time with the destination. In this particular case we are referring to the airport of Madeira. Madeira, a tiny Portuguese island in the Atlantic Ocean best known for its remarkable natural environment.

Our mission is to create an engaging experience that allows you at the same time to contribute to the preservation of the natural environment of Madeira.

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Interactive museum experience, aimed at younger audiences, that demonstrates how different energy scenarios impact communities and their environments, and encourages people to evaluate their own energy consumption habits.

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The Museum of Electricity in Madeira in Funchal, known as the Casa da Luz, is a unique space for enriching interaction with science and history for Madeiran citizens and visitors alike. Team Power House was set with the task to re-envision the first floor exhibition space to make it a more engaging and accessible experience.

Creating a compelling, engaging space is a wide open project. We set out on this journey applying a broad arsenal of unique research methods. We had two primary research goals. The first goal was to understand the domain--electricity, and more specifically, electricity of Madeira. The second goal was to understand the medium of communication-an interactive exhibit space.

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madeiralive projectmadeirAlive is a Masters of Entertainment Technology (MET) student project team at University of Madeira. Students Duarte Teixeira, Alex Goldman, and Mara Dionisio are dual-degree students in the Entertainment Technology Center of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and the University of Madeira. They are joined by Carlos Lucas, an MEI Masters student and intern.

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wayla projectTeam WAYLA is an ETC-Portugal project with the aim of innovate entertainment through the use of the Eye Tracker technology. The eye trackers has previously been used mostly for psychology and HCI studies, but we intend to create entertainment that uniquely make use of its capability to make something fun to play with the eyes; something that cannot be replicated with other devices, such as mouse and keyboard

The project intend to create a game which uses eye gaze interactions in a way that cannot be replicated with traditional control schemes, and improves upon the experience through unique ways of interacting with the game.

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team euphorbiaParque Natural da Madeira and Team Euphorbia joined efforts in order to research, understand and implement new ways of increasing the population’s awareness for environmental problems. The goal of this project is to influence local population and visitors to choose environmental best practices that will protected the ecosystem’s biodiversity and will guarantee economic sustainability.

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Team Euphorbia designed a learning experience that includes a web app as well as a set of playing cards.