CMU Portugal MHCI Students – Presentation of Capstone Projects
Date: May 20, 2015 at 15:00 am
Location: M-ITI, floor -2, Funchal, Madeira
The students of the Human-Computer
Interaction dual degree Master program will be doing a mid-term presentation of
the two Capstone Projects Push and WavesFM.
15h00 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*
15h20 ‘2 minutes madness’
with teams: Push and WavesFM
15h30 MHCI Capstone Project Presentation
TEAM PUSH + PLAY
16h00 MHCI Capstone Project Presentation
TEAM WavesFM + RootIO (Uganda)
16h45 Madeira D’Honra @M-iti’s
* To be confirmed
TEAM PUSH + PLAY
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.
TEAM WavesFM +
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.