Luigina Ciolfi

Shieffield Hallam University

is lecturer in Interaction Design in the Dept. of Computer Science and Information Systems, and senior researcher at the Interaction Design Centre at the University of Limerick, Ireland. She has also served as Course Director for the B.Sc. in Digital Media Design from 2006 to 2010.
She holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Limerick and a Laurea in Communication Sciences, from the University of Siena (Italy), specialising in Human-Machine Interaction.
Her research is concerned with the design of technologies to support human interaction within the physical space, based on an understanding of the relationship between people, activities and their locales.
She has participated in a number of national and international research projects on this topic, including “SHAPE-Situating Hybrid Assemblies in Public Environments”, “HIPS – Hyper Interaction Within Physical Space”, ‘Shared Worlds’ and ‘NomadS’. She is currently co-leading a PRTLI-funded project on the topic of ‘Nomadic Work/Lives in the Knowledge Economy’, in collaboration with the Dept. of Sociology at UL. She has published extensively in the areas of human-computer interaction and interaction design, as well as having organised a number of international workshops on the topic of museum technologies, ubiquitous computing and mobile work. She is also co-editor of a special issue of the Computer-Supported Cooperative Work Journal on ‘Settings for Collaboration: the Role of Place’. She is Associate Editor and Book Review Editor for the Computer-Supported Cooperative Work Journal, and serves on the programme committee of several international conferences. She is a member of ACM SIGCHI, the British HCI Group.

Last update: february 2011