Summer Internships 2018

The Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute invites students to apply for the 2018 Summer Internships Program.

 

Who can participate

How to apply

Available projects

  1. Cedit

  2. NudgeBC

  3. ERBS-E-mail Retrieve BotS

  4. Biodiversity monitoring using IoT sensors and LoRa

  5. Aquatic User Interfaces for Enhancing the Tourism Experience

  6. Blockchain System for Auto Consumption of Solar Energy

  7. Time Series Analysis of Large Mobility Datasets

  8. Interactive Data

  9. Pen + Touch + Video

  10. Adaptive Exerpong Longitudinal Study

  11. SmartCharging - Driver application

  12. TTS & Trust Evaluation Study

  13. Words in Freedom: Database subproject

  14. Words in Freedom: Kinetic Typography subproject

  15. Words in Freedom: Manifesto Machine subproject

  16. SEN7IO: Worldwide Sustainable Development Perceptions

  17. Open Rehab Initiative

  18. Virtual Environment applied to Health

  19. KINETIC-UI

  20. AR-PlaySpace

  21. Memento-Key

  22. RootIO Radio

  23. Crowdsourcing Platform

 

Who can participate

The Summer internship program is open to all students, independently of their degree and university they come from.  It offers a research opportunity for students to engage in scholarly research with accomplished scholars and peers and an ample opportunity for interaction among students and faculty.

 

How to apply

The available summer research projects are listed below. Students are advised to read them carefully and in case of doubts contact the responsible supervisor and ask more information about the work, responsabilities, methods or any other questions. Afterwords, you should send your application by email to hr@m-iti.orgIt is alright to apply to multiple calls.

Include the following information in your email:

  • Subject of the email: Application to summer internships: title of the project;

  • Letter including relevant experience, interests, age and grade, and other information;

  • Updated CV;

  • Portfolio/other relevant materials ;

  • Statement proof of your current status at the univeristy. For example: proof you are enrolled in a first cycle or that you have finished your degree.

Workplace: The work will be conducted at M-ITI - Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (Funchal, Portugal). Students are expected to dedicate 20-25 hours/week to the projects.

Scholarship length: The scholarship will have a duration of 3 months, non-renewable, with an expected start in June 18, 2018 June 21, 2018

Monthly stipend: Students will receive 385€ paid monthly by bank transfer. Accidents insurance is also provided.

Candidacy term and applications form: The competition will be open during the period of 16-05-2018 and 13-06-2018.

 

Available projects

 

1. CEDIT – Culture and Expertise Diversity in Innovative Teams

CEDIT is a project developed in a partnership between the Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (https://www.m-iti.org) and the Entertainment Technologies Center – Carnegie Mellon University (https://www.etc.cmu.edu), under the Carnegie Mellon Portugal partnership (http://www.cmuportugal.org). The purpose of this project is to explore the relationship between the outcomes of innovative teams and the variables: expertise diversity, cultural background, personality traits, conflict, coordination, and trust.

It is expected that the student researcher participates in the transcription of interviews, analysis of qualitative data, and preparation of scientific reports. The student researcher must be proficient in English (especially listening and writing skills), have basic computer skills, be self-motivated, and good at managing his/her time. Preferably with good knowledge or experience in content analysis, qualitative research methods, transcription software, and qualitative analysis software (Nvivo, ATLAS.ti, webQDA, or similar).

S/he will work 20-25 hours/week at M-ITI, for a period of 3-months, under the supervision of Dr. Dulce Pacheco (dulce.pacheco@m-iti.org).

Nr. vacancies: 1

Project accepts undergraduate students.

 

2. NudgeBC

NudgeBC is a web platform that supports users in the design of behavior change applications. The intern will be responsible either for the a) website’s user-facing code, server, application, and database communication or b) the development of an android application able to retrieve hardware data (i.e. sensors readings), translate the data to digital canvas and store the data in a DB.

In order to execute those objectives, the developer must be proficient in Android programming or be proficient at languages as HTML, CSS, and Javascript programming and familiar with server-side languages like PHP, Ruby or Python and tools like MySQL to change data and serve it back to the user in front-end code.

The accepted student is expected to work 20-25 hours/week at M-ITI, for a period of 3-months, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Pedro Campos (pedro.campos@m-iti.org).

Nr. vacancies: 2

Project accepts undergraduate students.

 

3. ERBS-E-mail Retrieve BotS

The crossing between Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning and Big Data is one of the most promising areas in terms of employment and potential salary. It is expected that an expert in this area will be able to earn about 5 times more than another worker with the same qualification in a similar area.

One of the areas that closely connects to this is digital communication. More and more companies are trying to offer their services through the internet and find difficulties in reaching their clients through e-mail campaigns.

Other companies, such as mailchimp, are trying to offer their tools to manage the mail lists and deliver the e-mails through trusted servers and avoiding the spam classification, but they face increasing problems in avoiding the mail server rules for rejecting or classifying mails as spam, since e-mail servers are now also using Machine Learning tools (MLT) to decide whether to accept or not an e-mail message.

This work will make use of bots with MLT to collect and label e-mail lists in specific domains. Later on, the e-mail lists will also be tested and e-mails will be received by an e-mail server to check the application of e-mail spam and exclude rules.

Preference will be given to students that will choose this work as the initial part of their master thesis.

The accepted students are expected to work 20-25 hours/week at M-ITI, for a period of 3 months, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Morgado Dias (morgado@uma.pt).

Nr. vacancies: 2

 

4. Biodiversity monitoring using IoT sensors and LoRa

This project involves developing and testing IoT sensors for communication using the LoRa WAN network. Students will be working with existing prototypes of biodiversity monitoring using acoustic and environmental sensors. They will be responsible for deploying and connecting the sensors in a working sensor networking based on the LoRa WAN protocol. The students will be responsible for developing a web-based dashboard for showing the real-time status of the sensor network, including localization and sensor information. We are expecting a real-world deployment of the system.

Students should be familiar with programming IoT devices (arduino, Photon or PyCom) and also fluent with standard web development tools and platforms in particular Javascript/Node.JS and HTML 5. Students should be interested in IoT technologies and sensor networks. The system will be part of the BeanStalk project and hence support travel to Madeira and access of Madeira-ITI (http://www.m-iti.org) for advanced prototyping techniques will be provided. The research team involves several engineers, designers and HCI experts, which will provide support and guidance to the students.

Project accepts both undergraduate/graduate students. Students are expected to work 20-25 hours/week @ M-ITI, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Nuno Nunes (nuno.nunes@m-iti.org)

 

5. Aquatic User Interfaces for Enhancing the Tourism Experience

This project will involve developing aquatic user interfaces a new concept exploring the use of sensor information in the Ocean environment. The project will be based on ongoing work with acoustic underwater sensors which capture information from whale watching activities (e.g. the sounds produced by whales and dolphins). The students will be conducting user studies and developing low-fi and hi-fi prototypes of mobile apps that can be used by Tourists to enhance their whale watching experience and raise awareness about the human impacts of nautic activities.

Students should be familiar with standard mobile and web development tools and platforms in particular Javascript/Node.JS and HTML 5. Students should be interested in Interaction and Design and Human-Computer Interaction techniques since the development of the prototype will require conducting evaluation sessions with end-users. The system will be part of the BeanStalk project and hence support for travel do Madeira and access of Madeira-ITI (http://www.m-iti.org) for advanced prototyping techniques will be provided. The research team involves several designers and HCI experts.

Project accepts both undergraduate/graduate students. Students are expected to work 20-25 hours/week @ M-ITI, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Nuno Nunes (nuno.nunes@m-iti.org)

 

6. Blockchain System for Auto consumption of Solar Energy

This project will involve developing novels interfaces for blockchain systems that could be used in auto-consumption and other “off the grid” scenarios. The system will be built on top of an existing working prototype which already uses the IOTA blockchain protocol. The output of this internship will be to develop a public interface that could clearly convey the production and transactions within the local production network. Since visualizing blockchain networking is challenging some time will be devoted to user testing.

Students should be familiar with standard mobile and web development tools and platforms in particular Javascript/Node.JS and HTML 5. Students should be interested in Interaction and Design and Human-Computer Interaction techniques since the development of the prototype will require conducting evaluation sessions with end-users. The system will be part of the BeanStalk project and hence support for travel do Madeira and access of Madeira-ITI (http://www.m-iti.org) for advanced prototyping techniques will be provided. The research team involves several designers and HCI experts.

Project accepts both undergraduate/graduate students. Students are expected to work 20-25 hours/week @ M-ITI, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Nuno Nunes (nuno.nunes@m-iti.org)

 

7. Time Series Analysis of Large Mobility Datasets

This project will involve analyzing a large mobility dataset produced using passive Wi-Fi sensing. The internship is targeted at data science students which are particularly skilled in statistical methods and time series analysis. The outcome of the project will be to produce big data analysis of these datasets and in particular predictions based on historical data. For instance trying to predict and test the changes in mobility of tourists and locals in Madeira Islands. Of particular relevance is the effect of major touristic activities.

Students should be familiar with statistical methods and time series analysis. Proficiency using machine learning and data mining tools (e.g. R, Python and similar packages) is mandatory. The profile of the student could range from applied mathematics to management and engineering.

Project accepts both undergraduate/graduate students. Students are expected to work 20-25 hours/week @ M-ITI, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Nuno Nunes (nuno.nunes@m-iti.org)

 

8. Interactive Data

Interative Data is a project aiming the integration of data visualization frameworks (e.g., D3.js) into the openFrameworks. The intern will explore interactions using openFrameworks (C++) to manipulate data visualizations. 

Interns must be comfortable with C++ programming and will work 20-25 hours/week in the Room 2 of M-ITI under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Diogo Cabral (diogo.cabral@m-iti.org)

Project accepts both undergraduate/graduate students but preference will be given to students that will choose this work as the initial part of their master thesis.

 

9. Pen + Touch + Video

Pen + Touch + Video is a project aiming the development of pen + touch interactions for video manipulation.  The intern will explore pen and touch interactions using a Cintiq Wacom Tablet and openFrameworks (C++) to manipulate video content.

Interns must be comfortable with C++ programming and will work 20 hours/week in the Room 2 of M-ITI under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Diogo Cabral (diogo.cabral@m-iti.org)

Project accepts both undergraduate/graduate students but preference will be given to students that will choose this work as the initial part of their master thesis.

 

10. Adaptive Exerpong Longitudinal Study

Adaptive Exerpong Longitudinal Study aimed to assess the autonomic cardiac regulation of a 6-week cardiorespiratory training program with a cardio-adaptive Exergame in older adults.

The intern will participate on the experimental condition, providing a control aerobic training for older people, three days per week with an intensity of moderate to vigorous. Three conditions with different training modalities will be carry out: (1) control condition (conventional aerobic routine); (2) adaptive exerpong (with gameplay adaptation), and (3) cardio-adaptive exerpong (with gameplay + physiological adaptations).

Intern should be an undergraduate student in sport science or physical education or a closely related discipline with background in one or more of the following fields: pedagogical teaching/training experience, sports performance evaluation and analysis; observational system for physical performance experience; exercise prescription for healthy population with special considerations.

The student will be supervised by Prof. Dr. Elvio Rúbio (erubiog@uma.pt).

 

11. SmartCharging - Driver application 

In this project the student is expected to work on a smartphone application which will enable the collection of driving behavior data to be used as an input to smart charging algorithms. This application is partially developed, and the work will include the following tasks: finish the development of the smart-charging application; Integrate the collected data with an Energy Management System (EMS); Push driving behavior data; Push driver information; Get range and batteries estimates; Test the application integration with the EMS.

The student should be familiar with the following technologies: Android development using the native SDK; Database management systems; Basic back-end development skills.

Students are expected to work 20-25 hours/week @ M-ITI, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Filipe Quintal (filipe.quintal@m-iti.org).

 

12. TTS & Trust Evaluation Study

From interactions with virtual assistants (e.g. Amazon Alexa, iOS Siri), to audio enabled websites and screen readers, to digital tallking books, and beyond, text-to-speech (TTS) is steadily becoming a facet of our everday experience with technology. We react to TTS voices in various ways, both positively and negatively. Some users even admit to having developed a crush on their car’s GPS voice, while a ‘TTS Hate’ thread exists in Reddit.

When it comes to news content, what are the characteristics of a TTS voice that are particularly salient in making a TTS voice seem more trustworthy? For this project, I seek a highly motivated student intern to conduct a TTS evaluation study that helps address this very question. Specific tasks include: working closely to develop an experiment aimed at gauging people’s preferences and other observations when presented with varying types of news content in different TSS voices (and accents); data analysis; and contributing to dissemination efforts in the form of summary briefings, conference presentations, and other communications endeavors.

The participating student will be asked to contribute 20-25 hours per week to this project and maintain regular face-to-face and email communication with the Principal Investigator, including weekly meetings/scrums. This is a three-month internship, to commence in mid June.

Required:

- Solid research skills

- Strong attention to detail

- Exemplary communication skills

- Familiarity with basic statistical measures and tests

- Background or interest in user-centered research/design

- Proven self-starter

Benefits:

- Building connections with research faculty, researchers and students at M-ITI

- Gaining knowledge and practical research skills for graduate programs or a future career

- The beginnings of an impressive portfolio

- Applying classroom learning to real-world problems

This project is suitable for undergraduate students. Students are expected to work 20-25 hours/week @ M-ITI under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Simone Ashby (simone.ashby@m-iti.org).

 

13. Words in Freedom: Database subproject

Words in Freedom is a Digital Humanities project that explores contemporary culture and politics through digital art and research, focusing specifically on the manifesto. Named after the Italian Futurist concept of liberating words from the tyranny of grammar and syntax (parole in libertá), Words in Freedom brings the same playful and provocative approach to its analysis of intersections between language, culture, and politics. According to Martin Puchner, there have been 'repeated surges of manifesto writing' since the late 19th century, coinciding with moments of cultural and political crisis. The economic, socio-political, and technological upheaval of the past decade has brought a dramatic upsurge in manifesto writing and bold new innovations in the form, content, and dissemination of the genre. Our goal is to map what has been done with digital manifestos in recent years and explore the genre’s potential for present and future interventions through a range of discrete subprojects.

For this subproject, we seek a highly motivated student intern to join our team and take part in the initial development of an online manifestos database. Specific tasks include: working with supervisors to determine the necessary structure and creating an online manifestos database (using MySQL, NoSQL, or similar); creating a web scraper algorithm for trawling the internet for potential manifestos; developing a coordinated set of administrative and public-facing web pages, along with the necessary scripts (PHP and otherwise) for interacting with the database online; and contributing to dissemination efforts in the form of summary briefings, conference presentations, and other communications endeavors.

 The participating student will be asked to contribute 20 hours per week to this project and maintain regular face-to-face and email communication with the Principal Investigator, including weekly meetings/scrums.

Required:

- Database development, management (e.g. NoSQL, MySQL)

- PHP

- HTML5, CSS

- Background or interest in web scraping

- Proven self-starter

 Benefits:

- Building connections with research faculty, researchers and students at M-ITI

- Gaining knowledge and practical research skills for graduate programs or a future career

- The beginnings of an impressive portfolio

- Applying classroom learning to real-world problems

 This project is suitable for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Students are expected to work 20-25 hours/week @ M-ITI under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Julian Hanna (julian.hanna@m-iti.org).

 

14. Words in Freedom: Kinetic typography subproject

Research team: Dr. Julian Hanna; Dr. Sónia Matos; Ricardo Rodrigues

Words in Freedom is a project that draws from research on writing to create a collaborative environment for drafting and designing manifestos. As social media in the age of political crisis demonstrates, people want to say something and want to be heard. The difficulty is that it is sometimes hard to know what to say, which is why so many opinions are just reposts of the opinions of others. Through Words in Freedom we want to encourage users to reflect – through collaboration, conscious expression, and public dissemination – on what they stand for and why, and how their beliefs might intersect with the beliefs of others.

For this subproject, we seek a highly motivated student intern to join our team and help in further building upon and refining what we call our ‘Manifesto Machine’ (http://words-in-freedom-wif.193b.starter-ca-central-1.openshiftapps.com/), a collaborative writing environment to help people overcome barriers to participation & discover the freedom within constraints that manifesto writing offers. Specific tasks include: working with supervisors to explore the use of Adobe After Effects to introduce the use of kinetic typography (moving text) as a robust feature of the Manifesto Machine; conducting user tests; and contributing to dissemination efforts in the form of summary briefings, conference presentations, and other communications endeavors.

The participating student will be asked to contribute 20 hours per week to this project and maintain regular face-to-face and email communication with the Principal Investigator, including weekly meetings/scrums. 

Required:

- Adobe After Effects and other Adobe suite applications

- JavaScript

- HTML5, CSS

- Background or interest in user experience design

- Proven self-starter

Benefits:

- Building connections with research faculty, researchers and students at M-ITI

- Gaining knowledge and practical research skills for graduate programs or a future career

- The beginnings of an impressive portfolio

- Applying classroom learning to real-world problems

This project is suitable for undergraduate students. Note: Students are expected to work 20-25 hours/week @ M-ITI, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Simone Ashby (simone.ashby@m-iti.org).

 

15. Words in Freedom: Manifesto Machine subproject

Research team: Dr. Simone Ashby; Dr. Julian Hanna; Dr. Sónia Matos; Ricardo Rodrigues

Words in Freedom is a project that draws from research on writing to create a collaborative environment for drafting and designing manifestos. As social media in the age of political crisis demonstrates, people want to say something and want to be heard. The difficulty is that it is sometimes hard to know what to say, which is why so many opinions are just reposts of the opinions of others. Through Words in Freedom we want to encourage users to reflect – through collaboration, conscious expression, and public dissemination – on what they stand for and why, and how their beliefs might intersect with the beliefs of others.

For this subproject, we seek a highly motivated undergraduate student to join our team and help in further building upon and refining what we call our ‘Manifesto Machine’ (http://words-in-freedom-wif.193b.starter-ca-central-1.openshiftapps.com/), a collaborative writing environment to help people overcome barriers to participation & discover the freedom within constraints that manifesto writing offers. Specific tasks include: working with supervisors to help run a series of design workshop aimed at discovering user needs around collaborative manifesto writing; helping to synthesize findings; working under the guidance of the project’s lead developer to build, test and refine the next iteration of the Manifesto Machine; and contributing to dissemination efforts in the form of summary briefings, conference presentations, and other communications endeavors.

The participating student will be asked to contribute 20 hours per week to this project and maintain regular face-to-face and email communication with the Principal Investigator, including weekly meetings/scrums. 

Required:

- JavaScript

- HTML5, CSS

- Background or interest in user experience design

- Proven self-starter

Benefits:

- Building connections with research faculty, researchers and students at M-ITI

- Gaining knowledge and practical research skills for graduate programs or a future career

- The beginnings of an impressive portfolio

- Applying classroom learning to real-world problems

This project is suitable for undergraduate students. Students are expected to work 20-25 hours/week @ M-ITI, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Simone Ashby (simone.ashby@m-iti.org).

 

16. SEN7IO: Worldwide Sustainable Development Perceptions

The consumption of resources has drawn a lot of attention in recent years due to the environmental impact associated their production and transportation. Conservation efforts via public policy initiatives and eco-feedback devices face an uphill battle as the majority of consumers seems to lack an understanding of how resources are produced, transported and consumed worldwide, and thus are clueless about the impacts of resource overconsumption on carbon footprint, and global sustainable development.

To address these questions, in this project we will develop and deploy a number of online surveys aimed at exploring the way in which people gauge resource production, transportation, and consumption.

In short, our objectives with this project are threefold:  First, we want to develop a flexible web-platform to quickly implement and deploy multi-language surveys with several input fields. The platform should also log all kinds of user interactions, via mouse and touch tracking. Second, we want to build large multi-cultural databases with estimations of resource production, transportation, and consumption, as a means of exploring the perceptions and miss-perceptions of resources lifecycle. Third, we want to explore the hesitation patterns of the survey respondents by examining their mouse motions as they deliberate their answer and hover over the various screen elements as opposed to just examining the final answers.

The selected student will be working on the first objective of this project, i.e., develop a flexible web-platform to quickly implement and deploy multi-language surveys with several input formats. Additionally, the developed platform should log the mouse/touchpad interactions with relation to the different user interface elements (e.g., response buttons, images, and labels).

The student is expected to work 20-25 hours/week in M-ITI, under the supervision of Dr. Lucas Pereira (lucas.pereira@m-iti.org).

 

17. Open Rehab Initiative

The Open Rehab Initiative (ORI) aims to be the go-to community for clinicians, scientists, engineers, game developers and end-users to interact with and share virtual rehabilitation tools. It is a user-friendly portal where the community who build and use software tools for virtual rehabilitation can easily communicate, interact and share with these tools. Here you will find software, drivers, and documentation of evidence and application, discussion boards, blogs.

We are looking for a student with web development skills to plan and implement a revision of the project website; helping to extend its functionality; and improve its documentation.

Students are expected to work 20-25 hours/week in the NeuroRehabLab (https://neurorehabilitation.m-iti.org) of M-ITI, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Sergi Bermúdez i Badia (sergi.bermudez@m-iti.org).

 

18. Virtual Environment applied to Health

The main task for the accepted candidate will be to support a research project with the development of Virtual Rehabilitation scenarios applied to health, and related research tools. The student will support the development of virtual reality scenarios using the Unity game engine https://unity3d.com/), with emphasis on the motor aspects using physiological signals such as EEG (Electroencephalography), EMG (electromyography) and/or Natural User Interfaces (NUI) such as Microsoft Kinect.

Students are expected to work 20-25 hours/week in the NeuroRehabLab (https://neurorehabilitation.m-iti.org) of M-ITI, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Sergi Bermúdez i Badia (sergi.bermudez@m-iti.org).

 

19. Kinetic-UI

KINETIC-UI is a project that aims to develop a new UI design for promoting tourism using kinetic typography. The project will explore different types of symbols, such as videos, icons, and texts, coexisting with kinetic typography in rectangular frames. This research method is based on an evolved user-focused concept, which exceeds the value of existing UI that is based solely on usability.

The intern will explore UX/UI design and User-centered design research.

Interns must be comfortable with Adobe applications, SPSS Statistics or Excel, and are expected to work 20-25 hours/week @ M-ITI, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Bongkeum Jeong (bongkeum.jeong@m-iti.org)

 

20. AR-PlaySpace

AR-PlaySpace is a project to create an interactive toy for children by embedding a projector within a toy car. The car will then project an augmented reality play-space in front of and around itself, with the aim of observing creative usages of augmented reality to enhance play.

The intern will explore UX/UI design, User-centered design research.

Interns must be comfortable with Adobe applications, Rhinoceros 3D, Autocad, and have experience with 3D printing. Interns are expected to work 20-25 hours/week @ M-ITI, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Bongkeum Jeong (bongkeum.jeong@m-iti.org).

 

21. Memento-Key

Memento-Key is a project aiming to make it easier to create and remember secure passwords that exist only in your head. The goal is to provide a service which can generate a split public/private password where the public part acts as a reminder to the private part. The password must be easily memorable (when using the public key to help) but must also be a strong password. It must be possible to easily show the public part on demand. The public part is based on just the website and the user name. It must not be possible to recover the private part by any means, that part must never be stored, or even communicated with the server.

The intern will explore UX/UI design and Usability testing.

Interns must be comfortable with a Usability testing, SPSS Statistics or Excel, and are expected to work 20-25 hours/week @ M-ITI, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Bongkeum Jeong (bongkeum.jeong@m-iti.org).

 

22. RootIO Radio

RootIO is a project to bring FM radio into the 21st Century by creating inexpensive and small, well-connected radio stations to grassroots communities around the world. We have successfully launched four stations in Uganda, and are about to start revising the software, hardware, and documenting our next steps.

Depending on their skills and interests, the student researcher/s might work on: developing open multimedia documentation about how to build a radio station; planning and implementing a revision of the project web site; helping to build an  explanatory video; leading the project external communications strategy. The students we are looking for will be interested in learning more about Information and Communication Technologies, Uganda and the “global south,” and joining a multidisciplinary international team. They should be self-motivated and good at managing their time.

Students will work 20-25 hours/week in the CTP lab (room 4) of M-ITI, under the supervision of Prof. Dr.Christopher Csikszentmihalyi (csik@m-iti.org ).

 

23. Crowdsourcing platform

The project involves the study and subsequent re-design of a participatory web-based platform intended to connect locals and tourists. The internship will be integrated in a team of researchers that will provide support and context.

The student should be familiar with web technologies and development work. The internship requires an open mind towards interaction design techniques, HCI and storytelling. 

Project accepts both undergraduate/graduate students but preference will be given to students that will choose this work as the initial part of their master thesis.

Students will work 20-25 hours/week @ M-ITI, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Valentina Nisi (valentina.nisi@m-iti.org).