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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MHCI

promethean team

InContext is the culmination of research, design, and assessment spanning two semesters. Four graduate Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) students from Carnegie Mellon University, in partnership with Universityof Madeira, formed a team to carry out an end-to-end HCI final project.

Team Promethean's client was Logica, a global technical consulting firm, which assigned them to investigate the domain of power management and control at Portugal's energy utility, EDP. 

The purpose of this project is to show operators relevant information at the time it is most useful, to contextualize disparate data into coherent structures that can be used to solve problems, and transform text-based information into dynamic information visualizations. Improving the kind and quality of data make the overwhelming amount of data at the nation’s energy distributor more useful and customizable to the needs of operators instead of being restricted by rigid software.

MHCI

Uniecho is working with Novabase and University of Madeira M-ITI in order to help Portuguese Universities build an alumni culture. We conducted a massive amount of research to understand multiple stakeholders. This research has helped us unearth our insights and have them grounded. These insights will act as a guide to help us create design ideas to solve the needs of the users and guide our designs throughout the remainder of the capstone.

MET

whale museum projectThis project is a collaborative effort between six masters students in the Masters of Entertainment Technology (MET) program at Carnegie Mellon University and the University Of Madeira, and the Madeira Whale Museum

The Challenge

Implement an interactive experience into a space in the museum, thus adding value to the museum's interactivity and enriching the visitors' experience.

MHCI

Team Immersion presents FlyTalk: a unique mobile application to help you through your journey. Based on a year of research FlyTalk is designed to provide manageability of airport information while giving personalized and a way to communicate with other travelers as well as airport officials.

This project is a colloborative effort between five masters students in the Masters of Human-Computer Interaction (MHCI) program at Carnegie Mellon University and the University Of Madeira, and Logica’s Service Design Lab.

MHCI

Team Pandere created RetailDetail, a virtual crossroads for companies users, and their friends. It allows companies to engage customers through new channels, track content that matters to customers, and create experiences that impress. 

This project is a colloborative effort between six masters students in the Masters of Human-Computer Interaction (MHCI) program at Carnegie Mellon University and the University Of Madeira, and Collab.

The Challenge

With the arrival and spread of social networks comes benefits and challenges for both individuals and businesses. While businesses have been able to take advantage of social networks to improve their visibility, marketing efforts, and customer support, they also have had to tackle the difficulty of reacting to and managing negative publicity that disseminates extremely quickly, and is difficult to react to and control. The overall goal was tackling the challenge of social networks for technology companies like Collab.

MHCI

The Portal is a tablet application that allows enterprise clients to manage their Portugal Telecom services away from their desktop computer.

This project is a colloborative effort between five masters students in the Masters of Human-Computer Interaction (MHCI) program at Carnegie Mellon University and the University Of Madeira, and PT SI.

The Challenge

Portugal Telecom (PT), the largest telecom company in Portugal, has distinct looks and identities for each of the brands that make up its internet, landline, mobile, and IP TV divisions. As of now, business subscribers have to log in a separate portal to access each service. In order to improve a customer’s experience in accessing services online, PT charged the team with developing an enterprise portal that brings the brand identities together into one cohesive and uniform site. PT was doing parallel development of an enterprise portal, but wanted to harness the team’s expertise in conducting user research to bring fresh ideas and the voice of PT’s customers to the table.

MET

MHCI

InDroid Team worked with PT Inovação.

Life is busy for working parents. Staying on top of work and family life is hard. You do your best and you do whatever it takes to be there for your kid. But how do you stay up-to-date with your kids progress at school? 

Introducing School Connect, an Android application developed in collaboration with teachers and parents.

MHCI

Team Collective's project  centered around COLLAB’s OnePBX, a powerful multi-tenant SIP based IP PBX solution. The project demonstrates the results from a user-centered design which focused on real life customer experiences to address the needs of an increasingly mobile workforce.

OneTouch represents a revolution in unified communications. OneTouch empowers the mobile workforce by providing a usercentric mobile experience that puts you in control, whether your at work or at home. OneTouch’s design went beyond current solutions to address the needs of the mobile workforce. Whether your on a call or checking emails, OneTouch’s mobile experience puts everything you need, OneTouch away. OneTouch connects you to the people and places that matter to you – whether it is business or personal. OneTouch’s design was inspired by roadwarriors to meet the demands of a workforce on the go. With OneTouch, your always in control of your mobile communications.

MHCI

Team Disco is working with Vodafone.

The brief is to design a next-generation collaborative environment. This will consist of developing software for fixed and mobile devices to be used in a meeting room, as well as on fixed and mobile devices that are remotely connected.

The result was Hootenanny, a shared workspace.

MHCI

Mobile services for better lifestyle.

Bridge the gap between the expectation of availability and a person's actual availability, allow people to stay close in touch through their mobile phones, while maintaining a balance with their lifestyles.

MHCI

Mambu is an online portfolio management software service for growing microcredit organizations. It lets microcredit organizations outsource their technical challenges and allows them to focus on their core business: improving the lives of the poor by providing essential finance services such as loans.

Promosoft is a banking software provider. They primarily build the software that runs many large banks in the Portuguese speaking countries including Portugal, Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique. They’ve been doing this very successfully for many years but were now looking for new related opportunities.

MHCI

NovaProx worked with Sapo to support how 7-12 year old children play, communicate, socialize, and look for information online in a safe and secure environment supported by multiple platforms. 

MHCI

Team Alienus worked with MEO (Portugal Telecom) in order to:

  • Learn about which features are used in online remote management systems (e.g. online banking, shopping online, website management)
  • Learn about how these features are used
  • Learn about what users should be able to manage in “Managing My Meo“

Portugal Telecom core competency: To deliver telecommunications and multimedia services of recognized value to our customers, technologically updated on a permanent basis through qualified and motivated resources and respecting the environment and society.