On March 17th and 18th, the third edition of Design & Tech was held in Salamanca. It is an event focused on design and technology, which has also been part of Google’s Women Techmakers’ Initiative on the occasion of International Women’s Day.

This edition has offered talks at a very high level thanks to Gema López Pérez, Professor of Graphic Design at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Salamanca and partner in La Merienda Studio; Raúl Álvarez González, a UX expert currently working at the London headquarters of ClusterSeven; Antonio Juan Sánchez, developer of the frontend in ElParking; Julio López Cruz, senior game artist at King, the video game company that created Candy Crush and other hit sagas; and Antonio de Dios, art director at the Herraiz Soto & Co agency in Barcelona.

More than 100 people have participated in the different activities scheduled throughout Friday and Saturday. In addition, three Salamanca startups have been able to enjoy a day’s work with Karina Ibarra and Silvia Calvet, experts in user experience certified by Google, and Felicidad García Sánchez, designer and organizer of Google Developers Group Salamanca, with the objective of resolving a concrete problem using the Design Sprint methodology developed by Google Ventures.

The closing of the event was attended by Juan Manuel Corchado, Vice-Chancellor of Research and KnowledgeTransfer of the University of Salamanca, and Andres Leonardo Martinez Ortiz, Program Developer Manager at Google.

Design & Tech Salamanca 2017 and the first Google Product Design Sprint in Salamanca were organized by the Google Developers Group Salamanca with the support of the GRIAL Research Group, the Master’s Degree in Graphic Design and Interface for new devices of the Pontifical University of Salamanca, the University of Salamanca, and Google.

More information: Comunicación Universidad de Salamanca

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 de Mayo de 1971, Salamanca, España) Catedrático en la Universidad de Salamanca. Ha sido Vicerrector de Investigación desde el 2013 hasta el 2017 y Director del Parque Científico de la Universidad de Salamanca. Elegido dos veces como Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias, es Doctor en Ciencias de la Computación por la Universidad de Salamanca y, además, es Doctor en Inteligencia Artificial por la University of the West of Scotland. Dirige el Grupo de Investigación Reconocido BISITE (Bioinformática, Sistemas Inteligentes y Tecnología Educativa), creado en el año 2000. Director del IOT Digital Innovation Hub y presidente del AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado también es Profesor Visitante en el Instituto Tecnológico de Osaka desde enero de 2015, Profesor visitante en la Universiti Malaysia Kelantan y Miembro del Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado ha sido presidente de la asociación IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, y coordinador académico del Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arte y Tecnología de la Animación de la Unviersidad de Salamanca e investigador en las Universidades de Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) y en el Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). En la actualidad compagina toda su actividad con la dirección de los programas de Máster en Seguridad, Animación Digital, Telefonía Movil, Dirección de Sistemas de Información, Internet de las Cosas, Social Media, Diseño e Impresión 3D, Blockchain, Z System, Industria 4.0, Gestión de Proyectos Ágiles y Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings​, en la Universidad de Salamanca y su trabajo como editor jefe de las revistas ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) o Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado desarrolla principalmente trabajos en proyectos relacionados con Inteligencia Artificial, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids y Análisis de sentimiento.

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