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My personal mission is to design technology for triggering positive social changes.

Beyond pursuing adequate and pleasant user interactions, my research aims at exploring design methods and artefacts to design with a socio-technical approach, taking into account also the impact of technological innovations on people's lives and their communities.

With this perspective, I have worked mainly in designing technology for people unfamiliar with ICTs and engaging communities in the design process.

I have worked on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) for more than 15 years, first in Brazil and now in the UK. My background is Computer Engineer and my PhD was obtained at UNICAMP, in Brazil, in 2015. Since then, my research has addressed energy conservation supported by a public and tangible eco-feedback, smart meters, and social media; social media to promote community resilience in disasters; co-creation of chatbots for children's online safety and, most recently, strategies to fight misinformation spread online.

Keys: Community engagement, users engagement, social change, socially-aware design, motivation, social media, energy awareness, climate change

Team: Harith Alani, Gregoire Burel, Anna De Liddo, Tracie Farrell, Miriam Fernandez, David Goddard, Martino Mensio

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Assuncao, W., Piccolo, L. and Zaina, L. (2022) Considering emotions and contextual factors in music recommendation: a systematic literature review, Multimedia Tools and Applications, pp. (Early Access)

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Piccolo, L., Neris, V., Menezes, L. and Neris, L. (2022) Internet of Things in Education for Sustainable Development, INTERACT 2021 IFIP TC 13 Workshops, Bari, Italy

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Rodrigues, K., Neris, V., Piccolo, L. and Masoodian, M. (2022) Human-Centred Technology for Sustainable Development Goals - Workshop Results, INTERACT 2021 IFIP TC 13 Workshops, Bari, Italy

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Piccolo, L., Neris, V., Rodrigues, K. and Masoodian, M. (2021) Human-Centred Technology for Sustainable Development Goals: Challenges and Opportunities Human-Computer-Interaction - INTERACT 2021, eds. Carmelo Ardito,Rosa Lanzilotti,Alessio Malizia,Helen Petrie, 12936, pp. 553-557, Springer

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Piccolo, L., Blackwood, A., Farrell, T. and Mensio, M. (2021) Agents for Fighting Misinformation Spread on Twitter: Design Challenges, Conversational User Interfaces CUI 2021, Online

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