Alessandro Pollini

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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)
— 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)
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)
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)
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)