Understanding EdTech Apps via Cultural Analytics

We visualized and analyzed the icons of 158,200 educational apps that were uploaded to Apple’s App Store from July 2008 to November 2014, using a big-data visualization method called Cultural Analytics. We demonstrate how analyzing the software icons of an application domain (in our case, education) can help researchers gain insights into the domain.

At Learnovate Centre with Kerri McCrory. 2014-2015.
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Design DataViz Research

 

 

SkillTrack! Capturing 21st Century Skills

The focus on K-12 students to acquire 21st Century Skills is increasingly impacting on teaching practice, curriculum design and delivery. This project will address the problem of ‘capturing’ 21st Century Skills where technology can be/is being used to promote learning innovation.

At Learnovate Centre with Microsoft. 2014-2015.
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Design DataViz Research

 

 

Business Competence Analytics

Current practice in corporate training analytics has been based on monitoring the behaviour of learners across various learning platforms. This type of monitoring has been challenging for a number of reasons (diversity of learning platforms, statistics that don’t translate into actionable metrics).

Thus, there is a need for technology which will consider type of competencies such as critical thinking and deliver a mappings to actionable analytics.

At Learnovate Centre. 2014-2015.
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Design DataViz Research

 

 

Strenghts-based study planner

This short project focused on designing a study planner for high-school students. The design ranged from building a visual language for the avatars and the courses, a dashboard and a newsletter for the students, and the onboarding UX for the study planner. The planner was backed by a strengths-based pedagogy which underlies the design.

At Learnovate Centre for Godsil Education. 2015.

Design Research

 

 

Intellectual Property as a Service

This research will focus on developing standards for highly usable APIs that will be applied through example packaging for existing content reuse components. The packaging of non-service-based IP such as UI/UX innovation, visualisation, and instructional design, will also be considered.

At Learnovate Centre. 2014-2015.
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Design DataViz Research

 

 

Digitisation of Spanish Medieval Manuscripts

Transcription through a web-based GUI with a focus on manuscripts from 14th through 16th century held by the Cathedral of Plasencia, the Ayuntamiento de Plasencia, and state institutions.

Volunteer Citizen Scholar. 2014-2015.
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Design DataViz

 

 

Visualiser @ Hidden Rooms Conference

HIDDEN ROOMS is a PIVOT Dublin Future Thinking event to stimulate collaborative efforts that will deliver innovative solutions to city issues. The event is hosted by Dublin City Council and is a part of our ongoing design development programme. Visualisers designed presentations shown by Group leaders in the Plenary Session at City Hall.

At PIVOT Dublin, Dublin City Council. 2014.
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Design DataViz Development

 

 

Evade: End-to-End Visualisation and Analytics of Data for eLearning

A web-based platform to support the flexible and agile configuration of dynamic learning analytics. The platform is designed to provide the stakeholders that rely on learning management systems with rich learning analytics and flexible visualisation tools for improved performance management.

At the Learnovate Centre for Enovation Solutions. 2013–2014.
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Design DataViz DataMgmt Development Research

 

 

Almanac: Adaptive Learning on Mobile using Analytics and Analysis of Content

A tablet-based application comprising a suite of next-generation learning technologies designed to support non-formal learning. The application is designed to provide personalised multimedia-rich learning experiences tailored to the individual's just-in-time learning needs.

At the Learnovate Centre for Intel, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2013–2014.
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Design Development Research

 

 

i-Learn: Immersive Learning Environment with Assessment & Recommender

A suite of next-generation learning technologies designed to support and assess collaborative learning within an immersive learning environment. The environment integrates social search and recommender systems to provide learners with access to resources relevant to their learning needs.

At the Learnovate Centre for Intel. 2013–2014.
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Design Development Research

 

 

Adaptive Information Systems

PhD project: Data management and software applications that can adapt to many conceptual schemas of end users.

The novelty of this application is that it allows integrity, interoperability, and change management of data. 2008–2012.
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DataViz DataMgmt Research

 

 

Visualising Social Phenomena

An ongoing project to visualise multi-agent systems that simulate poverty, unemployment, and immigration. With K. Raptis, 2011–?

Multi-view visualisation is used to represent the results of the simulation as a spacio-temporal data visualisation.

DataViz Research

 

 

Game Recommender

A machine learning engine that recommends computer games according to your previous preferences. Relational-logic and rule-based. With I. Argyropoulos, 2007.

The engine is written in Java and uses 1st order relational logic.
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DataMgmt Development

 

 

Ovarian Cancer Treatment Project

I built a NoSQL database for health scientists to compare treatments of ovarian cancer and visualised the results. With B. Stordal, 2011-2012.

Best Poster Award, Irish Cochrane Conference, 2012.

DataMgmt DataViz Development

 

 

Global Anti-Semitism Monitor

A choropleth map of antisemitic violence globally. Data by the European Jewish Congress and the Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism, Tel-Aviv University. 2010.

Protovis, d3, JavaScript.
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DataViz Development

 

 

visSynth: Gesture controlled synthesizer

Degree project: The visSynth is a synthesizer which is remotely controlled by physical movement, inspired by Leo Termen's Theremin. With K. Raptis, 2007.

Processing.
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DataViz Research

 

 

Gallery Gachet

Strategic and interaction design for the (online and offline) funding campaigns of Vancouver's Gallery Gachet.

Groupwork @CHI2011.
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Design Development

 

 

Dromoart: Visualising Spanish Art Mobility

This project is about the mobility of Spanish art ({im|ex}ports to/from Spain). Medialab-Prado, Madrid, Visualizar'11. With A. López, E. Mandiola, 2011.

Processing, Illustrator.
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DataViz Development

 

 

Thank you for Recycling

We hacked a street bin to encourage reflection on the absence of recycle bins in Dublin. Medialab-Prado, Madrid, Interactivos?'12, and Science Gallery, Dublin, Hack the City. With M. Kalogjera, 2012.

Processing, Illustrator, Arduino.
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DataViz Development

 

 

EU Arms Sales to Egypt Data Visualisation

Egypt is still in turmoil, and after some Czech ammunition was found in Tahrir Square, NISAT searched Eurostat and released some data about EU arms exports to Egypt.

Visual.ly "Staff Pick", 2012.
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DataViz Development

 

 

Visualising Demographics at UK Universities

A quick idea of what's happening at UK universities wrt demographics.

Mention, Dataviz Competition at Postgrad.com & "Information Is Beautiful", 2011.
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DataViz Development

 

 

Databases @ TCD

I gathered requirements, built, and designed UIs for databases at Trinity College Dublin. 2008-2011.

SQL, HTML, SharePoint, Access.

DataMgmt Development

 

 

Ejercicio Ciudadano Database @ DAL

Normalised the database of Argentinian election candidates, for the civic activist group Ejercicio Ciudadano. Buenos Aires, Desarrollando América Latina hackathon. 2012.

Open Refine, Firebase, JSON, Bootstrap.
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DataMgmt Development

 

 

Sayat Nova 2.0

Live audiovisual performance. A study on Situationist detourment through DJing and subtitle editing, using as a basis "The Colour of the Pomegranate". 2011.

DataViz Development

 

 

Synaesthetic

Participation with audiovisual material at the Future Everything Conference, Manchester. With J. Hingley, 2011.
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DataViz Development

 

 

Stochastic Processes

Von Neumann algorithm, Rejection method, Poisson random variable simulation. 2008.

C.

DataViz Development

 

 

Tax Number Validators

Irish Personal Public Service Number (PPS No) Validator and Greek Tax Registration Number (ΑΦΜ) Validator. 2010.

ActionScript 3.0
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DataViz Development

 

 

Transliteration Tools

User research, heuristic evaluation, and development of transliteration rules to the Latin alphabet from Georgian, Greek, Hebrew. 2010.

XML, PLIST.
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Design Development

 

 

Real Time Statistics

Disruptive software for Child Mortality, Rape, Trafficking, and Species Extinction statistics. 2011.

Processing.
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DataViz Development

 

 

Remaining Oil, Gas, Coal

How much oil, gas, coal is there? When will it finish? How much do we use? What regions are affected by related conflicts? 2011.

Illustrator.
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DataViz Development

 

 

Some fun while learning C

The Knight's Tour, a really fast non-recursive factorial computation programm and a converter from Roman to Arabic numbers. 2004.

C.

DataViz Development

 

 

11th Latin America Film Festival

I designed a poster and the program leaflet for the 11th Latin America Film Festival, Dublin, Ireland. 2010.

Illustrator, InDesign.
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Design Development

 

 

Spectraliquid

I designed the logo of the record label and prototyped their website and some CD covers. 2007.

Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, HTML.

Design Development

 

 

Vodafone

I designed and developed an application for Vodafone to monitor their sales in the prefecture of Samos in Greece. With I. Argyropoulos, 2006.

SQL, Php, ActionScript.

Design Development

 

 

Tessera Multimedia

Intern: Developed the DB and prototyped the design of a gallery app for the Greek National Paedagogical Institute. 2005.

SQL, Php, ActionScript.

Design Development

 

 

Ioanna Parafesta Architects

I digitised architecture plans and transformed them to 3D. 2003.

Illustrator.

Design Development

 


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