World Information Architecture Day @Vicenza

Last Saturday I was at WIAD – World Information Architecture Day in Vicenza. WIAD is the annual celebration of information architecture: it is a global event that celebrates information architecture as a community of practice, and is held in many different locations around the world. In this way, it exploits and fosters local connections while…

Designing the future with children at the Trento Smart City Week

Last Friday Chiara, Paolo, Giulia and I facilitated a workshop with the students of the last year of the primary school of Vela, Trento, in the context of the Trento Smart City Week in piazza Duomo. The theme of the workshop was a creative and imaginative exercise: designing a child-friendly Trento of the future. We…

Tangible Games workshop

A few weeks ago we conducted a short lab on tangible games in the context of the Families Share’s Friday MiniLabs. Families Share is a Horizon 2020 project that advocates for social innovation in the difficult context of work/life balance, capitalizing on neighbors and citizens’ networks to share tasks, time and skills for childcare. Here…

A Walk on the Child Side @CHI 2019

Update – 3 December 2019. The Smart Pedibus fosters a sustainable and active lifestyle, supports social relations and provides volunteers with easy and automatic check-ins. The Pedibus and Smart Pedibus experience, explained by a mother and volunteer. This post summarizes the article “A Walk on the Child Side: Investigating Parents’ and Children’s Experience and Perspective…

CHItaly 2017: Marianna Obrist

The second day of CHItaly 2017 opened with a keynote speech by Marianna Obrist, Reader at the Department of Informatics, School of Engineering and Informatics at the University of Sussex, UK, and leads the Sussex Computer Human Interaction Lab (SCHI ‘sky’ Lab), a research group dedicated to the investigation of multisensory experiences. And this was…

CHItaly 2017: Towards the Mediterranean. Michel Beaudouin-Lafon

Today I’m very excited to be at CHItaly 2017 in Cagliari! The conference opened yesterday with three workshops and the doctoral consortium: we had a very interesting and stimulating workshop on Designing, Implementing and Evaluating Mid-Air Gestures and Speech-Based Interaction, where we discussed several aspects regarding mid-air gestural and speech interaction, from the accuracy and…

Call for Papers: Multimodal2017

***The deadline has been extended to July 16!*** We are organizing a workshop on the design, implementation and evaluation of mid-air gestures and speech-based interaction, on September 18 at CHItaly 2017 in Cagliari (Italy). Cagliari is the capital of our beautiful Sardinia, a very nice city with fascinating architecture, surrounded by stunning landscapes, a charming place for…

AAL & Healthcare @Foritaal

The second day at Foritaal 2017 continued with another round table on Ambient Assisted Living and Healthcare, with experts with different backgrounds: M. Malavasi – Ausilioteca Bologna A. Pilotto – Geriatrician, Galliera Hospital, Genoa Giovanni Abbruzzese – Neurologist, Genoa University Lorenzo Bertorello – Liguria Region Barbara Bavastro – IPASVI Claudio Puppo – Consulta Regionale Handicap…

My presentation @Foritaal 2017

Today, at the 8th edition of Foritaal in Genoa, I presented a talk on the problem of accessibility to mobile technology for older adults, and how we addressed it in ECOMODE, a European project funded under Horizon 2020, using multimodal interaction with mid-hair one-hand gestures and voice commands. Increasing older adults’ accessibility to mobile technology: The…

Foritaal 2017, 14-15 June

Today I am very happy to participate in the 8th edition of Foritaal, the Italian Forum on Ambient Assisted Living. This year the Forum is in Genoa, one of the most fascinating cities in Italy, yet still quite off the main tourist radar. The city is famous as the birth place of Christopher Columbus, and is…