Universal Interactions for Children

PhD Talk
11 marzo 2021
11 marzo 2021
Venue: Online Talk offered through Zoom Platform
Date and Time: Thursday 11th March, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Doctoral Course in Cognitive Science - PhD Talk

Within the MIUR programme framework “Dipartimenti di Eccellenza



  • Juan Pablo Hourcade - University of Iowa (USA)

Scientific coordinator: Massimo Zancanaro


Computer literacy and access are increasingly critical to satisfy basic needs and rights (e.g., education, participation in ademocracy, transportation, purchases). This means computer software and hardware designers must ensure accessibility for increasingly diverse populations and computing devices. This talk outlines challenges and opportunities in design to achieve that goal, focusing on the principles of deeply engaging with stakeholders, working in interdisciplinary teams, personalizing technology, and making it practical for people’s reality. Hourcade will illustrate these principles by discussing research projects on technologies to support children’s creativity, collaboration, and information access.