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)


04/19 – Long paper accepted at Communities & Technology 2019 about new forms of collaborative childcare in the workplace
03/19 – Brief intervention on Rai Radio3 Scienza (national radio channel) on technology and inclusion at school (link)
03/19 – I took part at The Kids Want Mobile conference at Bologna’s Children Book Fair
01/19 – New article on decision-making in the workplace published in the journal of New Technology, Work and Employment
01/17 – Working on EIT Digital project on a Decision Support Systems for migrants’ inclusion in labour market
12/18 – We have a new paper accepted at CHI 2019 on parents’ and children’s experience with proximity detection devices for independent mobility (and it received an Honorable Mention!)
12/18 – In Dublin at the International Conference on Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS)
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 facilitating work/life balance and mutual support for childcare among colleagues
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