ALADIN Demo @ Speech Technology and Human Computer Interaction Workshop

Posted by Jan Derboven on Friday March 28th 2014 at 16:07

On Thursday, March 27th, we demoed the ALADIN demo to the participants of the Speech Technology and Human Computer Interaction Workshop hosted at Edinburgh University. Besides demoing the ALADIN system, attending interesting presentations and workshops, we also managed to get a few workshop participants to train ALADIN. Since the workshop, we know ALADIN has no problem with speech input in Scottish and (Mandarin) Chinese!

Report: kick-off symposium ‘TRADERS. Negotiating public space #1′

Posted by Selina Schepers on Friday March 28th 2014 at 14:44


On Wednesday 26th of February 2014 the TRADERS kick-off symposium ‘TRADERS. Negotiating public space #1′ took place at Z33 in Hasselt, Belgium. If you’re curious about how the symposium went, be sure to check out a written report on the symposium and three of the four presentations below:

Report: Report, Kick-off symposium on the 26th of February 2014 at Z33 in Hasselt, Belgium- ‘TRADERS. Negotiating public space #1’

Presentation ‘Introduction to the ‘TRADERS’-project and the book’Participation is Risky” by Liesbeth Huybrechts: Presentation- introduction to the ‘TRADERS’ project and the book ‘Participation is Risky’ by Liesbeth Huybrechts

Presentations ‘Some critical remarks on the art of making publics’ by Maria Hellström Reimer: Presentation- some critical remarks on the art of making publics by Maria Hellström Reimer

Presentation ‘Introduction to public space project ‘Unie Hasselt-Genk’ by Jan Boelen: Presentation- introduction to public space project ‘Unie Hasselt-Genk’ by Jan Boelen

Also, some photographs of the event can be found here!

MAP-it toegepast binnen ‘Zit Goed!’ (in Dutch)

Posted by Selina Schepers on Tuesday March 18th 2014 at 12:48


Om het gebruik van de school in de ogen van scholieren te ‘mappen’ worden er door Social Spaces eigen Avatars ontwikkeld. De Avatars in de vorm van een masker fungeren als rollenpatroon binnen het ‘mapping’ proces. Daar waar MAP-it gebruikelijk een plan als achtergrond gebruikt, is de versie voor kinderen 3D en is de werkelijke omgeving het canvas waarbinnen gewerkt wordt.

Resultaten eerste Requirements Gathering fase TV-Ring

Posted by Rinze Leenheer on Tuesday March 18th 2014 at 09:11

The first round of user research for the TV-Ring project has been completed. In it we observed households while they were watching “De Ridder” <link> with the second screen application. We also interviewed professional users (second screen app makers and broadcasters). From the interviews and observations we extracted a set of design requirements for the second screen from both the professional and the end-users perspective.
The results can be found in a research paper titled: “In Front of And Behind The Second Screen: Viewer and Producer Perspectives on a Companion App”. It will be presented at TVX2014 (

Screenshot van de "De Ridder" App

Screenshot van de “De Ridder” App

PICASSO-Tx workshop: Relay ideation on the needs of transplant patients

Posted by Bert Vandenberghe on Thursday March 13th 2014 at 11:57

We welcomed project partners of the PICASSO-Tx project, including doctors, at CUO for a workshop. After a short update on the progress and some preliminary results, we presented some common themes that came up during our interviews with patients (some of these themes were: taking medication, side effects of medication, maintaining a healthy diet). Each theme was supported by some statements from patients, which were food for discussion among the project partners, leading to some interesting insights.

After this engaging introduction, we organized a workshop using the relay ideation technique. Each group picked one of the discussed themes to work on. After stating a problem to solve, the groups could think about a possible solution for this problem and what could be developed. In a last round, we thought about how this development could also be meaningful for the doctors, and their team at the hospital.

Relay ideation PICASSO-Tx

The workshop brought two perspectives together, which is in itself an interesting event. By combining the patient’s view with the doctor’s knowledge, we can design a meaningful solution for patients and for the team in the hospital.