Gloria Gomez, PhD
co-founder, strategist, researcher /
about me / publications / events / interviews

 

Gomez's research and teaching

RESEARCH AREAS AND SPECIFIC TOPICS

  • UX/UI design: human-centred design with Bridging Design Prototypes
  • Design for business related to early product development in SMEs
  • Interaction design related to teaching and learning technologies
  • User groups and user behaviours

 

 

PROFILED BUSINESS ACTIVITY

OB3 - Beautiful Study for Lifelong Learning

Recent publications:

  • Gomez, G., Jones, H., & Birt, J. (2022). Accessible content and digital equity. In C. Campbell, C. Porter, D. Logan-Fleming, & H. Jones (Eds.), Scanning the Ed Tech Horizon: The 2021-2022 Contextualising Horizon Report (pp. 26-29): ASCILITE. https://ascilite.org/wp-content/uploads/ContextualisingHorizonReport2122f.pdf
  • Gomez, G., Daellenbach, R., Davies, L., Kensington, M., & Petsoglou, C. (2022). Students and teachers co-designing media-rich document resources in an asynchronous virtual personal learning environment. Presented at INTED22, Valencia, Spain. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/359475216
  • Gomez, G. & Petsoglou, C. (2021). OB3 media-rich documents with embedded discussions: Lifting learning performance and engagement through interaction design. Presented at FLANZ 2021: Flexible Learning Association of New Zealand. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/333297071
  • Contreras, V., Gómez G. Navarro-Newball, A. (2019). Towards the gamification of assistive technology for professionals with severe impairments.Presented at 2019 International Conference on Virtual Reality and Visualization (ICVRV). https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332268565

 

 

PROFILED APPLIED DESIGN RESEARCH PROJECTS

Gomez' BDP in preschool

Bridging Design Prototypes™

Designing socially inclusive products

Preschool concept mapping: an interaction design perspective

List of current and past research projects

Recent publications:

 

 

PROFILED PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE PROJECTS (1996 - 2010)

Ciudad Fantastica Screens

Educational design projects

Cmaptools software

Cmaptools website

LIDIE multimedia projects

La Ciudad Fantastica Game

Early work as undergraduate design student

Key publications

  • Cañas, A. J., Hill G., Carff R. , Suri N., Lott J., Eskridge T., Gómez G., Arroyo M., Carvajal R. (2004) CmapTools: A Knowledge Modeling and Sharing Environment. Paper presented at the First International Conference on Concept Mapping, Universidad Pública de Navarra: Pamplona, Spain. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/215439870
  • Gomez, G. (1999). Diseño gráfico para ambientes de aprendizaje interactivos para niños y niñas del Proyecto Ludomática. Revista de Informática Educativa, Vol 12(2), Noviembre, Santafé de Bogotá, 213 - 226. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/255623837
  • Gomez, G. , Bejarano, G., Díaz, M. L., Mariño, O. Trech, M, Vega, G. Zuluaga, J.C. (2000). Diseño de los Personajes Exploradores de la Ciudad Fantástica: Avance de documento técnico INF-00-02, Versión 1.0 https://www.researchgate.net/publication/367390289
  • Gomez, G., Valencia, M., et al. (1999). Juego de roles vecinos y parientes, exploradores de la cultura: un proyecto colaborativo. In C. Pregnan, J. Sequeida, P. Leiva, P. Zanocco & L. Carvajal (Eds.), Juego, Aprendizaje y Creatividad (pp. 350). Santiago, Chile: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Facultad de Educacion.



TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Gomez's teaching

Gomez's student exhibition

  • Current roles: supervision of postgraduate students in the areas of visual design, inclusive design, social design, and online medical education.
  • Previous roles: teaching and supervision of master students of mixed engineering and design backgrounds on human-centred design methods including the Bridging Design Prototype approach.

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS


Diseñando productos socialmente inclusivos: Cómo hacer que nuestro diseño sea más socialmente inclusivo y accessible TRIBUTO Diseño Inclusivo, miércoles 10 de mayo 2023, 5:00 p.m. a 6:00 p.m. En-línea desde Corporación Universitaria Nacional de Colombia - CUN, Colombia.


Dr Gloria Gomez, co-founder of OB3 is one of the 30 women edtech leaders you should know, EduGrowth News, 7 March 2023



Diseñando productos socialmente inclusivos. Investigación en Diseño 2023. Red de Investigadores en Diseño. Segunda Edición. Comisión 13, Viernes 13 de Marzo 2023, 13H00. En-línea desde la Universidad de Palermo, Argentina.


Incrementando la participación en la educación a distancia, en-línea y asíncrona: Una perspectiva de diseño de interacción. Investigación en Diseño 2023. Red de Investigadores en Diseño. Segunda Edición. Comisión 5, Miércoles 1 de Marzo 2023, 17H30. En-línea desde la Universidad de Palermo, Argentina.


Section "Accessible Content and Digital Equity" in Scanning the Australasian Ed Tech Horizon: The 2021 - 2022 Contextualising Horizon Report. Section co-authored with Hazel Jones and James Birt. See pp. 26 - 29.


Artículo de investigación "Un marco de diseño inclusivo para estudiantes novatos en diseño de bioingeniería y rehabilitación" / Journal article "An inclusive design framework for novice students doing bioengineering and rehabilitation design" Base Diseño e Innovación, 7, 71 - 92. Co-authored with Sarah Wakes 


Jurado en las presentaciones en-línea de proyectos de año 2022 de la Formación UXDI en Experiencias Digitales Formación UXDI es una especialización educativa de Experiencia de Usuario y Diseño Inclusivo basada en el aprendizaje grupal con proyectos reales (“Learning by Doing”). Fui invitada a evaluar 9 proyectos desarrollados en base a diferentes Objetivos del Desarrollo Sostenible de la ONU.


Talk "Community-centred design: Innovating with learners and educators using Bridging Design Prototypes". Ulearn22, October 12, Core Education


Ponencia "Bridging Design Prototype”: Fortalecimiento del Rol del Diseño como Recurso Estratégico en Organizaciones Pequeñas". Presentada el Congreso (Virtual) de Enseñanza del Diseño 2022


ePoster Presentation Human-centred design with Bridging Design Prototypes, Ditial Health Week 2022, Digital Health & Informatics Network, 15 - 17 February 2022, University of Sydney, Australia


Online discussion on the paper "Bridging Design Prototypes and Autonomous Design" hosted by the Design Literacy International Network. Access to announcement and video recording here



Authored paper titled "Reflecting how the Bridging Design Prototype approach could contribute to the concept of Autonomía". Presented at Pivot 2020: Designing a world of many centers,New Orleans,USA. Link to full paper



Co-authored poster with Vaslak Rojas titled "Adaptando metodologías de diseño industrial para el desarrollo de ayudas técnicas inclusivas para la diversidad funcional". Presented virtually at Festival de La Imagen 2020, Caldas, Colombia.

Presenting at Festival de La Imagen 2020, co-authored a poster


Co-authored paper with Sarah Wakes titled "A framework to support inclusive design teaching and product evaluation: application in overcoming barriers in food preparation for elderly visual impaired people" . Presented virtually at the Designing of Inclusive Learning Experience Conference, Italy, 2019.



Coral Session on User Centric Design, 2015 Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Forum in Belgium

Gomez's at AAL2015



Panel member at 2015 EU Design Days in Belgium

Gomez's at DesignDays 2015



Speaker at ABIRA 2013 organised by Instituto Tecnologico Metropolitano in Colombia

Gomez's at Abira 2013


INTERVIEWS

SDEO article on EU proposal






Contact me: gloria [at] gloriagomez [dot] com
Last updated: 4 May, 2023