Lara PiccoloResearch Associate
My personal mission is to connect people & technology.
I am a Computer Engineer that have worked in the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) field in the last 10 years mainly developing new technologies for people unfamiliar with ICTs. To understand a bit more about people, I have brought aspects both from Psychology and Social Sciences to my research.
I am working for DecarboNet investigating engagement and behaviour change. How to engage people with social media around a social issue and how to promote a change in their behaviour are some of the questions I am working to find answers.
I obtained my PhD from UNICAMP - the State University of Campinas (http://www.ic.unicamp.br) in Brazil. My research applied concepts of motivation from psychology to guide a design that aimed at promoting a social change towards energy conservation.
Keys: Users engagement, motivation, social media, energy awareness, climate change
05 May 2016
14 Dec 2015
25 Nov 2014
Burel, G., Piccolo, L. and Alani, H. (2016) EnergyUse - A Collective Semantic Platform for Monitoring and Discussing Energy Consumption, 15th International Semantic Web Conference - ISWC, Kobe, Japan, pp. 257-272
Piccolo, L. and Alani, H. (2016) Strategies and Tools to Raise Energy Awareness Collectively, Behave 2016 - 4th European Conference on Behaviour and Energy Efficiency, Coimbra, Portugal, pp. 12
Piccolo, L., Fernandez, M., Alani, H., Scharl, A., Föls, M. and Herring, D. (2016) Climate Change Engagement: Results of a Multi-Task Game with a Purpose, Workshop: SWEEM 2016 - the 1st International Workshop on the Social Web for Environmental and Ecological Monitoring at 10th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, Cologne, Germany The Workshops of the 10th Intl. AAAI Conf. on Web and Social Media: Technical Reports WS-16-16, AAAI
Piccolo, L., Baranauskas, C. and Azevedo, R. (2016) A socially inspired energy feedback technology: challenges in a developing scenario, AI & Society, pp. 1-17, Springer
Maciel, C., Hornung, H., Piccolo, L., Prates, R. and Pereira, V. (2015) Challenge 4. Human Values, in eds. Baranauskas, C., de Souza, C., Pereira, R., I GranDIHC-BR - Grand Research. Challenges in Human-Computer Interaction in Brazil, Brazilian Computer Society | SBC