Graduate in Physics and Doctor in Communication, he is an expert in Musical Technology.
He is a researcher in the Musical Technology Group at Universitat Pompeu Fabra where he is also Associate Professor and teaches undergraduate and postgraduate classes on digital audio and music, Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and media art. He has written numerous articles and books, given workshops, and lectured in Europe, Asia and America, always seeking to bridge HCI, music performance and interactive media arts. He has received several international awards, including the 2007 City of Barcelona Prize and the prestigious Ars Electronica Golden Nica in 2008. Best known as one of the creators of the Reactable, a new musical instrument that achieved mass popularity after being included in the world tour of Icelandic artist Björk, Jordà is currently conducting research into uses of digital technology in children’s education, particularly in the fields of music and programming.