World Usability Day (and its relationship with my university)

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Today, November the 13th, is the World Usability Day. To celebrate, we have written an article to explain how this event is related to my university.

Please, choose the CATALAN version or the SPANISH one.


Older people and online video portals in three countries: journal paper accepted

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The paper “Towards iTV services for older people: exploring their interactions with online video portals in different cultural backgrounds” by Susan Ferreira, Sergio Sayago and Josep Blat, has been accepted for publication in the journal of Technology and Disability ( This journal paper is part of the ongoing PhD research of Susan Möller Ferreira. Susan’s advisors are Prof. Josep Blat (UPF) and Dr. Sergio Sayago (currently at Universitat de Lleida). The paper shows the results of her ethnographical research on the use of video web portals and interactive television by older people in  countries with different levels of development (Brazil, Spain and Denmark). The paper also discusses cultural differences and similarities in the use of online video portals (and other related ICTs) observed amongst the older people (c. 400) who participated in the study.


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