Lorenzo Cantoni

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This paper engages with issues of universality and locality in the context of community-based participatory design (PD), and focuses on the challenges and opportunities associated with incorporating local views and forms of participation in the design process. The notion of 'designing for participation' is advanced as a quintessential perspective for(More)
Web usability evaluation methods have been traditionally considered as detached from the analysis of the actual usages of a web applications. While the former is typically delegated to web engineers or web designers, the latter seems to be a concern only for online marketing experts. Based on our previous research results, in this paper we present a(More)
The aim of this article is twofold. First, the final results of two research projects, which investigated the impact of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) on primary schools teachers in disadvantaged areas in Brazil (BET k-12) and South Africa (MELISSA), are presented and discussed. Second, the Self-Efficacy construct is proposed as a tool to(More)
This experience report presents a case study and the lessons learned from using Real Time Web (RTW) in the design of a corporate website. RTW is an innovative methodology to effectively elicit and plastically represent requirements in the design process of a web application. RTW adopts a playful approach to collaboratively elicit requirements and strategic(More)
This paper introduces the construct of Self-Efficacy as a method to measure the impact that ICT-enhanced teacher training has on teachers. Firstly, Self-Efficacy and its related sub-constructs, Computer Self-Efficacy and Teacher Self-Efficacy, are presented. Secondly, three research settings where the construct have been tested are introduced: two related(More)