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 am 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 and, in general, the use of technology for social good


Intelligent Interfaces & Multimodal Interaction

Zancanaro, M., Stock, O., Schiavo, G., Cappelletti, A., Gehrmann, S., Canetti, D., Shaked, O., Fachter, S., Yifat, R., Mimran, R., & Weiss, P., L., T. (2019). Evaluating an automated mediator for joint narratives in a conflict situation. In Behaviour & Information Technology, 1-16. [pdf]
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, 378-383. [pdf]
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]
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.

Social & Mobile Technologies for the Common Good

Farella, E., Ferron, M., Giovanelli, D., Leonardi, C., Marconi, A., Massa, P., Murphy, A.L., Nori, M., Pistore, M., & Schiavo, G. (2020). CLIMB: A Pervasive Gameful Platform Promoting Child Independent Mobility. . IEEE Pervasive Magazine, 19 (1), 32-42.
Schiavo, G., Villafiorita, A., & Zancanaro, M. (2019). (Non-) Participation in deliberation at work: a case study of online participative decision-making. . New Technology, Work and Employment, 34 (1), 37-58.
Leonardi, C. Schiavo, G., & Zancanaro, M. (2019). Sharing the Office, Sharing the Care? Designing for Digitally-mediated Collaborative Childcare in the Workplace. In Proc. of the 2019 International Conference on Communities and Technologies (C&T ’19). ACM. [pdf]
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]

Accessible, Assistive & Inclusive Technologies

Mich, O., Schiavo, G., Ferron, M., & Mana, N. (2020). Framing the Design Space of Multimodal Mid-Air Gesture and Speech-Based Interaction With Mobile Devices for Older People.  International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction (IJMHCI), 12. (1), 22-41.
Ferron, M., Leonardi, C., Massa, P., Schiavo, G., Murphy, A. L., and Farella, E. (2019). A Walk on the Child Side: Investigating Parents’ and Children’s Experience and Perspective on Mobile Technology for Outdoor Child Independent Mobility. In Proc. of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2019). ACM. [pdf]
AVI Rutta, C.B., Schiavo, G., & Zancanaro, M. (2019). Comic-based Digital Storytelling for Self-expression: an Exploratory Case-Study with Migrants. In Proceedings of the 2019 International Conference on Communities and Technologies (C&T ’19) .
AVI Marconi, A., Schiavo, G., Zancanaro, 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]