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09.03.2021 | 15:00 - 16:30 (CET)

How user evaluation changed in times of COVID-19

Evaluation of digital services and products involving users is of great importance. User evaluation provides relevant information to help improve what is being developed. With the COVID-19 outbreak many things changed and conducting evaluations with users became challenging.

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After one year of pandemic, many researchers and entities involved in the user evaluation had to find work arounds and make use of new resources to overcome the burdens found, to continue their research. In this presentation, we will give some examples and recommendations to overcome the limitations brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. CV: BA in Industrial Engineering specialized in organization and project management. Tightly related with the Broadcast, Media and Creative industry sector, he has been participating in the coordination of FP7-CIP and H2020 Research and innovation projects. He is currently involved in MediaVerse, REBUILD, and HELIOS (H2020). Besides leading management and coordination activities, he also holds large expertise preparing and executing living labs and user-driven methodologies, being involved in medium and large pilots. His current focus at UAB is on social innovation and integration, user validation activities, and media accessibility.

This Café session is a cross project collaboration between the Horizon 2020 European Research Projects HELIOS and AI4EU in the current Next Generation Internet Program.