Testing Há-vita

Há-Vita test was conducted at a hotel (Vidamar Resort Hotel Madeira) with capacity for 600 guests on December 11, 14, and 15, in the evening. The research protocol aimed to evaluate content and graphical interface.

During the user test, guests were invited to taste Madeira wine and by the end of the test, they were offered a vegetal sponge Luffa. Both rewarding items used for compensation were related to one of the seven themes of Há-Vita, as we interviewed different sources about Madeira wine (theme ‘Traditional Products’) as well as a couple who brought Luffa seeds from Brazil and grew them into the soil of Madeira (theme ‘Invasive Species’).

We were able to complete the user test with 7 individuals.

Há-vita set-up @ VidaMar




Sustain IT

Cláudia Silva and Ana Bettencourt presented the creative work “Há-Vita: A Transmedia Platform about Madeira’s Nature and Culture” during the international conference SustainIT 2017, held in Funchal. The work was part of a new track at this conference called Creative and Artistic Interventions (CAI), which aims at discovering alternative and innovative approaches to sustainability and technology. Several conference participants from different countries browsed Há-Vita in different devices and exchanged their ideas about the project with the presenters.

Há-vita set up for Creative and Artistic Interventions @ SustainIT 2017

MUM 2017

Mara Dionisio and Paulo Bala took part in the 16th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM), a leading annual international conference, which provides a forum for presenting the latest research results on mobile and ubiquitous multimedia. Mara presented a demo and a full paper entitled: “Fragments of Laura: Incorporating Mobile Virtual Reality in Location-Aware Mobile Storytelling experiences”, while Paulo exhibited the poster: “Evaluating the Influence of Location and Medium Applied to Mobile VR Storytelling”.

The conference was held in Stuttgart, Germany, past Nov 26 – Nov 29.

FOL Demo @ MUM 2017