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

This post summarizes the article “A Walk on the Child Side: Investigating Parents’ and Children’s Experience and Perspective on Mobile Technology for Outdoor Child Independent Mobility” authored by me, Chiara Leonardi, Paolo Massa, Gianluca Schiavo, Amy L. Murphy, and Elisabetta Farella. I will present it at CHI 2019, a conference of Human-Computer Interaction, on Thursday 9th May…

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…

Let’s move! Motivating seniors to live an active lifestyle with Gymcentral

Here’s a piece of research that we’ve recently carried out about the design and evaluation of Gymcentral, a web and tablet application that enables and motivates older adults to participate in group training sessions from home, under the supervision of a real human coach. Research has excensively shown that sedentary life is particularly damaging for older people,…