Dr. Luigina Ciolfi is Professor of Human Centred Computing at C3RI, the Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute, Sheffield Hallam University (UK). She is a member of the Communication and Computing Research Centre and affiliated to the Department of Computing.
Luigina is a human-computer interaction and collaborative computing scholar with interests in design for cultural heritage, public spaces and work settings. Her work is dedicated to the design and deployment of interactive installations in the physical world with a concern for people and their activities. She holds a Laurea in Communication Sciences from the University of Siena (Italy) specialising in Human-Machine Interaction, and a PhD in Interaction Design from the University of Limerick (Ireland).
Luigina participated in national and international research projects on these topics, including SHAPE, HIPS , Shared Worlds, Reminisce and NomadS. She recently took part in the EU meSch project, aiming to designing an open toolkti to empower cultural heritage professional to create tangible interactive exhibits in museums and exhibitions. She is currently working on "CultureLabs", developing an ICT platform for cultural institutions wishing to undertake participatory activities involving migrants and refugees.
She is the author of over 100 refereed publications, has been an invited speaker in ten countries, as well as having organised a number of international workshops on the topic of museum technologies, ubiquitous computing and mobile work. She recently co-edited the book "Cultural Heritage Communities: Technologies and Challenges" (Routledge).
Luigina serves as Associate Editor and Book Review Editor of the CSCW Journal, and is the programme committee of several international conferences including CHI, DIS, TEI, CSCW, ECSCW and Museums and the Web. She is a senior member of ACM SIGCHI.