Date: 14 September 2015, 7pm
Venue: Absolute Hotel
Speaker: Dr. Luigina Ciolfi, Sheffield Hallam University (UK)
In this talk, Dr. Ciolfi will present examples of design of novel interactive experiences to engage visitors to heritage sites in Ireland and beyond. She will discuss the challenges of moving from the design of rich experiences to a more open-ended and active participation of visitors encountering heritage. The talk will draw from Dr. Ciolfi’s 20 years experience in working with cultural heritage technologies and institutions in Ireland and Europe.
Dr. Luigina Ciolfi is Reader in Communication at Sheffield Hallam University (UK). She holds a Laurea (Univ. of Siena, Italy) and a PhD (Univ. of Limerick, Ireland) in Human-Computer Interaction. Her research focuses on understanding and designing for human situated practices mediated by technology, in both work and leisure settings, particularly focusing on participation in design. She has worked on numerous international research projects on heritage technologies, nomadic work and interaction in public spaces. She is the author of over 60 peer-reviewed publications, and has been an invited speaker in Ireland, Sweden, France, Norway, Denmark, UK, USA, Cyprus and Italy. She is a member of the Irish National Consultation Panel on Cultural Heritage and Global Change.