Faculty Seminar Series

Enriching children's experiences during and after a museum visit

The Faculty of Informatics is pleased to announce a seminar given by Andreas Lingnau

DATE: Wednesday, November 16th, 2011
PLACE: USI Università della Svizzera italiana, room SI-004, Informatics building (Via G. Buffi 13)
TIME: 10.30

ABSTRACT:
The aim of the EU project PuppyIR is to develop innovative services and interfaces that support children searching for and interacting with various kinds of information sources. One of the main outcomes will be an open source framework that can be used by developers to build services and interfaces for children. To demonstrate the potential of the PuppyIR framework we have built a scenario and demonstrator in a children's museum on The Hague (NL). The demonstrator tries to seamlessly integrate into the already existing museum infrastructure and enrich the children's experience during and after their visit.
In his talk he will present this demonstrator and give some insights into the development process, difficulties and potentials they discovered.

BIO:
Andreas Lingnau studied mathematics and computer science at the Gerhard Mercator University of Duisburg (diploma 1998). From 1999 to 2005 he worked as research scientist in different European projects at the Institute for Computer Science and interactive Systems at University of Duisburg-Essen. There his main focus was on computer-supported learning in schools. In this area he finished his Ph.D. at the University of Duisburg-Essen in 2005. From 2006 until 2009 he worked as a research fellow at Knowledge Media Research Center in TŘbingen/Germany. As a coordinator in the project "Learner supporting multi-media platform for pupils with cognitive disabilities - LMMP" he was mainly responsible for the development of the software "Learning Chest", a learning environment for pupils with cognitive disabilities and learning difficulties. Since September 2009 he is working as a research fellow at University of Strathclyde in the project PuppyIR.

HOST: Prof. Fabio Crestani and Dr. Monica Landoni

URL 1: http://www.inf.usi.ch