Gianluca Schiavo

I am a User Experience (Ux) researcher with a background in psychology, currently post-doc researcher at Fondazione Bruno Kessler – FBK. I received my PhD in Cognitive Science from CIMeC – Center for Mind/Brain Science – University of Trento (Italy) and my MSc in Experimental Psychology from the University of Padova (Italy).

You can contact me at:
gschiavo [at]
(my FBK webpage)


09/18 – Mentoring at the UX Challenge in Trento!
05/18 – At AVI 2018 for presenting our work on technology for sustainable school transportation and attending the workshop on Cultures of Participation in the Digital Age (CoPDA 2018)
04/18 – I started to work on a new H2020 project Families_Share that explores technology for supporting work/life balance and mutual support
12/17 – At Helsinki for the closing meeting of EIT Trusted Cloud project, and for the AI Day at Aalto University
11/17 – We have a poster on mid-air gestures and speech-based interaction for older adults at MUM 2017
09/17 – New course on Prototyping Interactive Systems at University of Trento
09/17 – While at Vienna for MobileHCI 2017, I was invited to a smartathon on “Mobilitizing the digital city”
04/17 – Working on a new project on enabling digital storytelling for conflict resolution
03/17 – Paper accepted at MobileHCI on crowd work for pro-environmental tasks
01/17 – Working on EIT Digital project on Cloud Security
12/16 – Teaching assistant for Prototyping Interactive Interfaces (HCI MSc course) at University of Trento
11/16 – Our book on technology support for students with learning disabilities (in Italian) is freely available at this link
10/16 – Presenting our poster on technology for students with learning disabilities at Congresso Nazionale AIRIPA
05/16 – Joining the Symposium on Challenges and Experiences in Designing for an Ageing Society at COOP’16
01/16 – Working at ECOMODE project: multimodal interaction for older adults
12/15 – Paper on ambient influence and brainstorming accepted in the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction (link)
11/15 – Demo accepted at MUM’15 (Linz, AT). Come to meet Gary!
10/15 – Contributing to the European Dyslexia Awareness Week in Trento
09/15 – We have a paper at INTERACT 2015
05/15 – I defended my PhD and I am now a post-doc in FBK 😉
03/15 – At Bologna Children’s Book Fair
02/15 – At the World Information Architecture Day in Bologna
12/14 – Article at the European conference on Ambient Intelligence (AmI ’15)
11/14 – In Rome for the SIS-RRI conference on Responsible Research and Innovation in Europe
10/14 – We have a poster at NordiCHI “Formative Evaluation of a Constrained Composition Approach for Storytelling”
09/14 – Our paper on measuring engagement in video-game players is accepted for publication in the international journal Intelligenza Artificiale
06/14 – Discussing how to design interactive eBooks for readers with dyslexia at iBooc Workshop
06/14 – Participating at IDC14 – Interaction Design with Children in Aarhus (DK)
02/14 – I am a visiting PhD Student at TU Berlin for 4 months, working with Jörg Müller and his group!
11/13 – Full conference paper accepted to IUI 2014
11/13 – Attending the EIT ICT Smart Spaces Winter Camp
11/13 – Presented my PhD project at the HCI Group – Vienna University of Technology
10/13 – Our project Agora 2.0 was featured in
10/13 – Our Webinar on Increasing Engagement with Onsite Public Display is online.
09/13 – Participating in the Doctoral Consortium at CHItaly 2013 in Trento
06/13 – Our paper on Agora 2.0 and a workshop paper were accepted to Communities and Technologies Conference – C& T2013 in Munich
06/13 – Participating in the Doctoral Consortium at C&T 2013
06/13 – Accepted as Student Volunteer at C&T 2013
03/13 – Our WIP paper on public display was accepted to CHI 2013 in Paris
03/13 – Accepted as Student volunteer at CHI 2013 in Paris!
11/12 – TUTOREM Training School – Bled (Slovenia)
06/12 – HCC Summer School – Milan (Italy)
05/12 – UBI Summer School – Oulu (Finland)