Tuesday 20 February 2018 – Lunchtime seminar with Carmelo Ardito and Giuseppe Desolda (University of Bari)

Composite promotional image for C3RI Lunchtime seminar featuring University of Bari visiting speakers

Speakers: Carmelo Ardito (Assistant Professor) and Giuseppe Desolda (Research Fellow) of the Interaction, Visualisation, Usability and UX Lab, University of Bari, Italy.
Title: Empowering Cultural Heritage Experts to Design Smart Environments

Hosted by: Professor Daniela Petrelli

The growing availability of computer technologies like smartphones, interactive displays and smart objects is stimulating Human-Computer Interaction researchers to investigate how non-technical users can easily exploit such technologies in daily life. For example, cultural heritage experts may adopt computer technologies to enhance access to cultural heritage collections, in order to ensure a more engaging visit experience and to increase the appropriation of cultural heritage content by visitors. Unfortunately, often the proposed solutions do not fit the needs of end users or are too trivial, thus resulting scarcely adopted in real scenarios. This seminar illustrates recent approaches that support non-technical users to design and create their own applications, which result more suited to user needs and useful in real contexts, for example for designing and creating smart environments by means of natural interaction paradigms.

Carmelo Ardito (Assistant Professor) and Giuseppe Desolda (Research Fellow) are members of the Interaction, Visualisation, Usability and UX Lab of the University of Bari, Italy. They collaborate on a research related to the study of “Novel Interaction Techniques and Pervasive Systems”, in particular applied to the Cultural Heritage domain. They designed, developed and evaluated several interactive systems for mobile devices and large interactive displays. They are currently investigating how to exploit the possibilities offered by the Internet of Things technology for empowering (non-technical) end users to configure smart environments. A set of concepts, languages, methods and tools are being developed to support both domain experts and end users, through a meta-design approach, in creating and tailoring IoT context-dependent interactive applications for their needs.

1.00PM – 2.00PM
CANTOR 9020a

See here for details of other seminars in the series.

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