Eva De Lera

Eva De Lera
Universitat Rovira i Virgili | URV · Learning Technologies

ABD PhD Inclusive Education / MA Information Society / BA Psychology

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Introduction
My academic research has mainly focused on user-experience, HCI, emotions, accessibility and inclusive design.
Education
September 2007 - June 2008
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Field of study
  • Information Society
September 1991 - May 1998
New York University
Field of study
  • Psychology

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Publications (20)
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During the last few years, there has already been a solid discussion and political will, transversal to most European countries, on the need to invest in prevention, promoting healthier living environments and person-centred digital solutions. In short, it seems that consensus on the need to move forward and invest in wellbeing and quality of life...
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The Feed3 strategy aims to provide AT consumers, developers and manufacturers with Feedback, Feedforwards and FeedPeer mechanisms to collaborate in the development of novel accessible solutions. This strategy was developed as part of the GPII and it is currently adopted by the Unified Listing and DeveloperSpace infrastructure components.
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The great increase of information and communication technology functionality in every-day living environments, from home appliances to public services, introduces complexities and inter-dependencies between heterogeneous devices and services, and imposes higher demands with respect to our digital literacy and technical knowledge. While young people...
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The emotional dimension of users of information and communications technologies (ICT) is a key aspect in user experience (UX), as designers’ main objective is to ensure users are happy (satisfied, engaged) with their interaction designs. However, current UX design methods focus on ensuring that efficacy (success achieving a specific task) and effic...
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The current accessibility ecosystem that develops and delivers both assistive technologies and access features in mainstream technologies is not able to keep up, provide the diversity of solutions needed, nor reach more that a small portion of those who need them. To address this a large scale effort was proposed to provide an infrastructure that w...
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E-Learning, or online learning, seems to have been stalled in the past. As we look at the different learning management systems used by educational institutions worldwide, it becomes obvious that the designs of the learning interfaces look more like instruction booklets and manuals and less like interactive and exciting environments through which t...
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The present paper summarizes the new proposal for the reconceptualization and understanding of the learner experience at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). As an unaivodable effort to go along with our students practices and realities, the UOC is opening a new space within its learning technologies and pedagogical practices, where students...
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This paper presents a proposal for the introduction of the affective dimension in online learning applications. The paper focuses especially on affective data assessment by presenting a study of `emotional inference' through the triangulation of three techniques: facial expression interpretations, pupil size and students as self-evaluators. In orde...
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What are the keys for success in online learning? The state of the art in e-learning would let us know about technologies, teachers' training, management, instructional design, community participation... but very probably it would not focus on the impact that affective states have on learning process, students satisfaction and of course, course suc...
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Fifteen years have passed since we started our first experiences trying to approach the design of our virtual learning environment to the real needs of our learners. Now that the Open University of Catalonia has a highly appraised online educational environment it has decided to focus its next design efforts on understanding ways in which the emoti...
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This case study proposes a new methodology, a set of guidelines that are necessary to design motivating and engaging e-learning environments. With the focus having been on the design of motivating and engaging e-learning tasks and processes, very little has been done to understand the impact of the e- learning environment, known as the virtual camp...
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Emotional appeal is a key dimension in user experie nce that often goes unmeasured in most user-centered design projects. This paper presents preliminary work for developing a set of guidelines for efficiently, easily and cost-effecti vely assessing the users' affective state by evaluating their expr essive reactions during an interface evaluation...
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Not only is there a gap that we are trying to reduce between human computer interaction (HCI) and e-learning systems, but most of the work in HCI has focused on the "CI" more than the "H", the human aspects, so relevant in the study of the e-learning experience. This paper focuses on the work that needs to be done to reduce this gap and redefine th...
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The cognitive or functional focus has traditionally been the main key for instructional and technology designers, giving lower importance to the emotional dimension. This point collides with the idea supported by multiple research studies that cognitive and affective layers can not be separated and in order to enhance learning we have to promote ap...
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This paper presents a proposal for fully online or blended learning universities to assess the affective dimension in o nline learning design. The paper focuses especially on affective assessmen t by presenting a study of emotional inference through t he triangulation of facial expression interpretations, pupil size and students as self-evaluators.

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Projects (3)
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The SmartWork project (EU H2020: SC1-DTH-03-2018, GA 826343) aims at building a Worker-Centric AI System for work ability sustainability for office workers, which integrates unobtrusive sensing and modelling of the worker state with a suite of novel services for context and worker-aware adaptive work support. The unobtrusive and pervasive monitoring of health, behaviour, cognitive and emotional status of the worker enables the functional and cognitive decline risk assessment. The holistic approach for work ability modelling captures the attitudes and abilities of the ageing worker and enables decision support for personalized interventions for maintenance/improvement of the work ability. The evolving work requirements are translated into required abilities and capabilities (i.e. work ability model), and the adaptive work environment supports the older office worker with optimized services for on-the-fly work flexibility coordination, seamless transfer of the work environment between different devices and different environments (e.g. at home, at the office, or on the move), and on-demand personalized training. The SmartWork services and modules, shown in Figure 1, for on-the-fly work flexibility also empower the employer (manager) with AI decision support tools for efficient task completion and work team optimization through flexible work practices. Formal/informal carers are enabled to continuously monitor the overall health status, behavioural attitudes and risks for the people they care for, and adapt health and lifestyle interventions to the evolving workers status, thus providing full support to the older office workers for sustainable, active and healthy ageing.
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