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Andrea Alessandrini

Andrea Alessandrini PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons)


Tel: 01382 381255
Room 7015, DJCAD, 13 Perth Road,
Dundee, DD1 4HT


Andrea holds a Lecturer position in Social Digital at DJCAD, College of Art, Science & Engineering (CASE), University of Dundee.

In Dundee, he is lecturer for studio-based courses that focus with User-Centred Design, and Participatory Design methods for the design of novel digital technology.

His primary research interest is in Human-Computer Interaction and Interaction Design, in particular the design of systems and user interfaces (e.g. through user-centred design and participatory design) for therapy and educational interventions of children and also for end-user participation in the Internet of Things. Beside these interests, he also runs research on prototyping methods and physical computing.

He has a Ph.D. in Information and Communication Technologies from the University of Florence, Italy (2010). Previously, Andrea has also been a junior researcher at IRST - Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Italy), and Post-doc at the University of Siena (Italy). He has got a Master in Interaction Design (MSc) at the University of Siena. He graduated in Communication Science (BSc) at the same university in 2005. Andrea has during the last nine years participated in a number of research projects both at national and European level.


Alessandrini A. End-user construction mechanisms for the Internet of Things. The 27th International British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Conference: The Internet of things. London, United Kingdom. 2013

Alessandrini A., Cappelle A., Zancanaro M. Audio-Augmented Paper for the Therapy of Low-Functioning Autism Children. CHI’13. Paris, France. 2013,

Carnesecchi M., Rizzo A., Alessandrini A., Caporali M., Milani M. Designing iLook: an integrated, zoomable interface to support users’ interaction with networked home appliances. PsychNology Journal 9.3. 2012.

Aliakseyeu D., Mason J., Meerbeek B., van Essen H., Offermans S., Alessandrini A., Sanesi V., Carreira P., Eby C. Results of the ‘User Interaction Techniques for Future Lighting Systems’ Workshop at INTERACT 2011, Constructing Ambient Intelligence, Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 2012

Alessandrini A., Grönvall E., Manuli P., Sanesi V., Melaragni S., Oliviero M. T. (2011). MeShirt: concepts for provocation and promotion. Interaction Techniques for Future Lighting Systems. INTERACT’11. Lisbon, Portugal. 2011

Alessandrini A., Caporali M., Carnesecchi M., Milani M., Rizzo A. iLook: a Zoomable User Interface to support the interaction with home appliances. Proceedings of the 9th ACM SIGCHI Italian Chapter International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction: Facing Complexity. Alghero, Italy. 2011.

Alessandrini A., Rizzo A. Hardware in End-User Development. Proceedigns of the IS-EUD 2011, 2nd International Workshop on End User Development for Services. Torre Canne (Brindisi), Italy. 2011.

Alessandrini A., Rizzo, A. End-user construction and deconstruction in Ubiquitous Systems. CHI 2010 Workshop: Examining Appropriation, Re-use, and Maintenance for Sustainability. Atlanta, United States. 2010

Alessandrini A., Caporali M., Carnesecchi M., Milani M., Rizzo A. iLook: una Zooming User Interface per gestire gli elettrodomestici in modalità touch e realtà aumentata. Società Italiana Ergonomia, IX Congresso Nazionale. Rome, Italy. 2010.

Alessandrini A., Rizzo A., Rubegni E. Drama prototyping for the design of urban interactive systems for children. IDC ’09, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children. Como. Italy. 2009.

Rizzo A., Rubegni E., Gronval E., Caporali M., Alessandrini A. The Net in the Park. Knowledge, Technology & Policy. Springer Journal. 2009.

Rubegni E., Brunk J., Caporali M., Gronval E., Alessandrini A., Rizzo A. Wi-Wave: urban furniture for browsing internet contents in public spaces. ECCE ‘08, Proceedings of the 15th European conference on Cognitive ergonomics. Madeira, Portugal. 2008.