Alessandro Pollini

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This paper describes the design process of a modular system for supporting physical and cognitive rehabilitation in the swimming pool. In such an environment, the therapist is called to creatively adapt rehabilitation protocols to the enhanced ability of the patients, often reacting to emerging behaviours enabled by the water. Therefore a strong(More)
This paper describes an ongoing design experience conducted in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for Premature Newborns. The specificity and the delicateness of such a setting provided the opportunity for reflecting on how the different stakeholders perceive, interpret and use time in their different activities connected to their specific relation with the(More)
The experience of "emotional tuning" with artefacts that are not merely static (a teapot), nor merely reactive (a VCR), but that are autonomous, physical objects with decision-making abilities, pro-active, dynamic and designed with the general purpose of engaging users in social interaction, is an intriguing issue for interaction design.This paper is a(More)
— This paper presents some early design work of an innovative concept of an incubator, carried out under the European project Palcom. Gaining a comprehensive understanding of user requirements in care settings poses interesting methodological challenges. This paper details some methodological options for developing technologies which allow end-user(More)
The workshop addresses the emerging field of research on robotics, assistive technologies and interaction design promoting play for physically, visually, and hearing impaired children and for emotionally and mentally handicapped children. Interactive devices including toys, pets and educational tools as well as interactive collaborative environments may(More)
1. INTRODUCTION Education for sustainability (ESD) is characterized by an interdisciplinary approach, with the unifying theme being a study of the relationship between society, economy and the environment. ESD should be built on value-based learning, which promotes system thinking and emphasizes creativity, innovation, and our responsibility toward future(More)
This paper investigates a specific technology-enhanced learning scenario where formal and informal practices intertwine and contribute to the improvement of individual learning. In particular, we have explored how the students attending a distance learning higher education course (Cognitive Psychology, Uninettuno) have spontaneously started to adopt a set(More)