October 24-26, 2007
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Speakers: Biography

Speaker: Luigina Ciolfi


Luigina Ciolfi

Research Officer
University of Limerick
Interaction Design Centre
ER1005 Engineering Research Building
University of Limerick

Luigina Ciolfi is a research fellow at the Interaction Design Centre, and Course Director of the Digital Media Design program at the University of Limerick, Ireland. She holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Limerick and a Laurea (Master’s degree) in Communication Sciences (summa cum laude), from the University of Siena (Italy), specializing in Human-Machine Interaction. Luigina has worked on several research and consultancy projects in the area of interaction design, particularly regarding the design of technology for museums and public spaces. She has participated in a number of EU and Irish funded projects collaborating with colleagues in the UK, Sweden, Italy, France, Germany, and Norway. Luigina is the author of +30 publications including journal papers, book chapters, peer-reviewed conference papers, and edited collections, and she is the co-editor of a special issue of the CSCW journal on the topic "Settings for Collaboration: the Role of Place" which will appear in 2007. Her research interests include interactive environments, Interaction Design theories and techniques, Computer Supported Cooperative Work, ubiquitous technologies and tangible interfaces.

Luigina will present Visitors' contributions as cultural heritage: designing for participation. [Paper]