Portfolio & Publications

My current research interests are oriented towards human-computer interaction (HCI) and co-located multi-users systems (e.g. interactive tabletops, public displays, and proximity-based technologies).
My research focuses on designing technologies that can enhance collaborative group activities. To this end, I’m interested in exploring group dynamics that happens when people interact with technology, applying this knowledge to the creation of tools that enhance creativity, collaboration, and interaction.
My doctoral research comprised an empirical inquiry into the potential of combining sensing technologies and ubiquitous display for socially-motivated purposes, such as promoting civic participation and enhancing creativity in groups.
My research interests include also the design and evaluation of educational tools for students with special educational needs for promoting learning and encouraging reading.


Intelligent Interfaces

MUM Schiavo, G., Ferron, M., Mich, O. & Mana, N. (2017). Mobile Multimodal Interaction for Older and Younger Users: Exploring Differences and Similarities Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia , 407-414. [pdf] [poster]
Emoji Fadhil, A., Schiavo, G., Wang, Y., & Yilma, B. A. (2018). The Effect of Emojis when interacting with Conversational Interface Assisted Health Coaching System. In Proceedings of the 12th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare. ACM. , 378-383. [pdf]
IJHCI_eng Schiavo, G., Cappelletti, A., Mencarini, E., Stock, O., & Zancanaro, M. (2016). Influencing Participation in Group Brainstorming Through Ambient Intelligence. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 32(3), 258-276. [pdf]
WoZ Schiavo, G., Ferron, M., Mich, O. & Mana, N. (2016). Wizard of Oz Studies with Older Adults: A Methodological Note.In M. Garschall, T. Hamm, D. Hornung, C. Müller, K. Neureiter, M. Schorch, L. van Velsen (Eds.), International Reports on Socio-Informatics (IRSI), 13(3), Proceedings of the COOP 2016 – Symposium on challenges and experiences in designing for an ageing society, 93-100. [pdf]
Schiavo, G., Cappelletti, A., & Zancanaro, M. (2014). Engagement Recognition Using Easily Detectable Behavioral Cues. Intelligenza Artificiale, 8, 197-210. [pdf]
Schiavo G., Cappelletti A., Mencarini E., Stock O., & Zancanaro M. (2014) Overt or Subtle? Supporting Group Conversations with Automatically Targeted Directives. In Proc. of the 2014 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI ’14). ACM. [pdf]
Schiavo, G., Mencarini, E., Cappelletti, A., Stock, O., & Zancanaro, M. (2014). Ambient Influence for Promoting Balanced Participation in Group Brainstorming. In Proc. of the 2014 European Conference on Ambient Intelligence (AmI ’14). Springer, 140-144.

Interfaces for Civic & Urban Engagement

Schiavo, G., Leonardi, C., Pasolli, M., Sarti, S., & Zancanaro, M. (2017). Weigh it and Share it! Crowdsourcing for Pro-Environmental Data Collection. In Proc. of the 2017 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI ’17). ACM. [pdf]
Schiavo, G., Milano, M., Saldivar, J., Nasir., T., Zancanaro, M., & Convertino, G. (2013). Agora 2.0: Enhancing Civic Participation through a Public Display. In Proc. of the 2013 International Conference on Communities and Technologies (C&T ’13). ACM, 45-54. [pdf]
Schiavo, G., Mencarini, E., Vovard, K. & Zancanaro, M. (2013). Sensing and Reacting to Users’ Interest: an Adaptive Public Display. In Proc. of the 2013 annual conference EA on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’13 – EA). ACM, 1445-1450. [pdf]
Schiavo, G., Jacucci, G., Illmonen, T. & Gamberini, L. (2011). Evaluating an Automatic Rotation Feature in Collaborative Tabletop Workspaces. In Proc. of the 2011 annual conference EA on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’11 – EA). ACM, 1315-1320. [pdf]

Technologies for learning

AVI Marconi, A., Schiavo, G., Zancanato, M., Valetto, G. & Pistore, M. (2018). Mobile Multimodal Exploring the world through small green steps: improving sustainable school transportation with a game-based learning interface Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces . [pdf]
Schiavo, G., Mana, N., Mich, O., & Arici, M. (Eds.) (2016) Tecnologie Digitali e DSA. IPRASE. [pdf]
Schiavo, G., Osler, S., Mana, N., & Mich, O. (2015) Gary: Combining Speech Synthesis and Eye Tracking to Support Struggling Readers. In Proc. of the 14th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM’15). ACM. 417-421. [pdf]
Schiavo, G. & Buson, V. (2014).  Interactive e-Book to Support Reading Skills in Dyslexia. Paper presented at the Workshop on Interactive e-Books for Children – iBooc’14 (IDC ’14). [ pdf ]
Mencarini E., Schiavo G., Cappelletti A., Stock O., Zancanaro M., (2015). Assessing a Collaborative Application for Comic Strip Composition. In Proceedings of IFIP INTERACT’15. Springer.
Mencarini, E., Schiavo, G., Cappelletti, A., Stock, O., & Zancanaro, M. (2014). Formative Evaluation of Constrained Composition Approach for Storytelling. In Proc. of the 8th Nordic Conference on Human Computer Interaction (NordiCHI ’14). ACM, 987-990. [pdf]