2nd Smart City Seminar “Smart Students building their Campus: a large participatory design”


Speaker: Antonella De Angeli

Affiliation: DISI – Department of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Trento

Time: 11:00 – 12:00 AM

Date: 14.02.2013

Location: Sala Stringa – FBK-CIT, Via Sommarive, 18 – Povo-Trento.

Abstract: In this talk, we will present the user research which has informed the design of the first set of Smart Campus Apps. This process started at the beginning of 2012 involving a large number of students in the generation of ideas for services they would like and need. Some of these ideas were transformed into prototypes using iterative design and were evaluated in the lab and with a large scale field study. We followed a class of 90 students as they used the Smart Campus apps, collecting both qualitative and quantitative data over a 4-month period. Results were used to improve the apps and to set the definition of a new adoption model for mobile technology.

Bio: Antonella De Angeli is Associate Professor of Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Trento, Italy. Her research investigates cognitive, social and cultural aspects of information technologies with an emphasis on the application of this knowledge to interaction design. Antonella holds a PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Trieste where she also completed a 2-year post-doctoral research project. From 2000 to 2004 she worked as senior HCI researcher for the Advanced Technology and Research group of NCR (UK), then she joined the University of Manchester where was promoted to Senior Lecturer in HCI in 2007. Antonella leads the interaction design team in the SmartCampus project. She has published over 120 papers, serves in the editorial board of major HCI journals and sits in the program committee of leading conferences. She contributed to several EC founded projects, including Servace and Dalì.

Contact Person: Matteo Gerosa (gerosa@fbk.eu)

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