Welcome on my page. I am a designer and a researcher working in the field of Human-Computer Interaction. My interests address the relationship between humans and technologies and the ways in which technological artifacts can enhance social engagement, self-expression, and creativity.
My main goals in the design of interactive technologies are:
- investigating possible ways in which technologies can augment people's skills, meant as social, creative and cognitive skills.
- exploring the potentials of design as discipline in the HCI research community.
My main areas of research cover User Experience Design, HCI, User Interface Design, CSCW.
Holding a MS of Science in Industrial Design from the Politecnico of Milano, and a PhD
in Computer Science from the LUM University of Munich, I have been working across disciplines and cultures for several years.
Currently I work as senior researcher in the Research and Development department of Vodafone in Munich. Here, I particularly look into the ways in which social and technology trends can stimulate and support novel user experiences that can have implications for the business, and work on innovative ideas that can evolve into products. To this end, one of my tasks is to learn and consult about evolving scenarios and interactive technology trends; and at the same time contribute in shaping the eco-system in cross-disciplinary project teams, interfacing with stakeholders from hardware, content, as well as software industries, and with universities as well.
Throughout these activities, I have been responsible for the conceptual and interaction design of several projects within the area of cloud computing and/or mobile applications, and have managed the interface design and user research activities of different projects dealing with novel services such as e-newspaper.
Prior to working at Vodafone, I worked as research assistant and was a Ph.D. candidate at the Media Informatics Department of the Institute of Informatics at the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich. There I gained a doctoral degree with “summa cum laude” (i.e., “with honour”) in December 2007. My research developed in the setting of the FLUIDUM
project, which explores techniques for interacting with ubiquitous computing technologies, in settings of everyday life. My Ph.D. thesis
focused on the design and assessment of interfaces for direct-touch displays of different size and form factors (e.g., interactive tabletops, wall displays, as well as tablet PCs). During that time I also worked as Intern at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK, where I focused on the evaluation of interaction with surface computing, under the supervision of Abigail Sellen and Bill Buxton.
* 11/2002-11/2004, Fraunhofer FIT
, Schloss Birlinghoven, Sankt Augustin, Germany
In the ICON
, Information in Context researach group, I worked as Human-Computer Interaction researcher and User Interface designer. Main activities were users-requirements elicitation, design and evaluation of applications dealing with e- and m-learning, mobile navigation, mobile government.
Prior to that, I worked for three years as research assistant at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, in Germany, where I attained with honor my PhD
in Computer Sciences, in December 2007. In that context, my research developed in the setting of the FLUIDUM
project, which explores techniques for interacting with ubiquitous computing technologies, in settings of everyday life. In the Summer 2006 I worked as Intern at Micorosft Research Cambirdge,
In the past, I also worked for two years as researcher and user interface designer at the Fraunhofer FIT
, Institute for Applied Information Technologies, in Sankt Augustin, Germany.
Prior to that, I worked as brand designer for the Organizing Committee of the XX Olympic Winter Games Torino 2006, in Italy. I also hold a Master of Science in Industrial Design, which I gained with honor in 2000 at the Politecnico di Milano, in Italy.
My design and research activities were acknowledged with different prizes: In 1998 her design for the MOMIX lamp was a winner of the YOUNG&DESIGN contest, organized by Rima Publisher, and the prototype was exhibited at the furniture fair “Salone del Mobile di Milano”. In 1999 she won second prize in a Dutch national design contest titled “De Schooltas”, sponsored by the Hema enterprise in cooperation with the Dutch Public School Ministry. More recently, in 2007, she received the Google Europe Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship, which rewards women for their contribution to research in Computer Sciences and Technologies.
I work as senior research sientists at Vodafone Group R&D in Munich.
I have recently concluded my Ph.D. thesis (available online at the University Digital Library
) in the Media Informatics Department
of the Computer Science Institute
at the LMU University of Munich
: my research topic addresses interaction techniques for direct manipulation of digital information in interactive environments. My work has developed in the context of the FLUIDUM
project, FLexible User Interfaces for Distributed Ubiquitous Machinery. The goal of FLUIDUM is to develop common interaction techniques and metaphors for differently scaled ubiquitous computing scenarios within everyday life environments.
Book Chapter and Journal Articles
- Mulder, I., Terrenghi L.: When Ubiquitous Computing Meets Experience Design: Identifying Challenges for Design and Evaluation. Book chapter in „Ubiquitous Computing: Design, Im-plementation and Usability“. Eds. Theng Yin Leng and Henry Du, Ideagroup, 2008.
- Terrenghi, L., Quingley, A., Dix, A: A Taxonomy for and Analysis of Multi-Person-Display Ecosystems. Journal paper in a special issue of Personal and Ubiquitous Computing on „In-teraction with Coupled and Public Displays“, Springer-Verlag, 2009.
- Terrenghi, L., Hilliges, O., Butz, A.: Kitchen Stories: Sharing Recipes with the Living Cook-book. Journal paper in a special issue of Personal and Ubiquitous Computing on „IT at Home” 11, 5 (Jun. 2007), 409-414.
- Schmidt, A., Terrenghi, L., Holleis, P.: Methods and Guidelines for the Design and Develop-ment of Domestic Ubiquitous Computing Applications. In a special issue of Pervasive and Mobile Computing on PerCom2007, Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2007, Pages 721-738.
- Terrenghi, L., Kranz, M., Holleis, P., and Schmidt, A.: A Cube to Learn: A Tangible User In-terface for the Design of a Learning Appliance. Journal paper in Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 10, 2-3 (Jan. 2006), 153-158.
- Kravcik, M., Kaibel, A., Specht, M., Terrenghi, L.: Mobile Collector for Field Trips. In the Journal Educational Technology & Society, IEEE, 7 (2), 25-33, April 2004.
- Terrenghi, L. Computing Technologies in the Kitchen: The Living Cookbook as a Design for Mindful Cooking Experiences. Journal paper in a special issue of Material Culture Review, Canada, to appear.
Papers in Peer Reviewed Conferences and Workshops
- Terrenghi, L. Serralheiro, K., Lang, T., Richartz, M.: CloudRoom: A Conceptual Model for Managing Data in Time and Space. To appear in the CHI 2010 Extended Abstracts Proceed-ings, Atlanta, USA, April 2010.
- Terrenghi, L., Subramaniam, S. Evolving the Role and Agenda of HCI for Sustainable Devel-opment. In the Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Expressive Interactions for Sustainability and Empowerment, EISE’09, BCS Publisher, London, October 2009.
- Terrenghi, L., Fritsche, T., and Butz, A.: Designing Environments for Collaborative Video Ed-iting. In the Proceedings of the 4th Int. Conference on Intelligent Environments - IE’08, The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), 2008.
- Terrenghi, L., Kirk, D, Richter, H., Krämer, S., Hilliges, O. and Butz, A: Physical Handles at the Interactive Surface: Exploring Tangibility and its Benefits. In Proceedings of the Working Conference on Advanced Visual interfaces AVI’08, ACM Press.
- Terrenghi, L., Kirk, D., Sellen, A., Izadi, S.: Affordances for Manipulation of Physical versus Digital Media on Interactive Surfaces. In the Proceedings of CHI 2007, San Jose, California, ACM Press.
- Hilliges, O., Terrenghi, L., Boring, S., Kim, D., Richter, H., Butz, A: Designing for Collabora-tive Creative Problem Solving. In the Proceedings of Creativity and Cognition, Washington, USA, ACM Press, 2007.
- Schmidt, A., Terrenghi, L.: Methods and Guidelines for the Design and Development of Do-mestic Ubiquitous Computing Applications. In the Proceedings of IEEE PerCom 2007, New York, USA.
- Hilliges, O., Wagner, M., Terrenghi, L. and Butz, A.: The Living-Room: Browsing, Organiz-ing and Presenting Digital Image Collections in Interactive Environments. In the Proceedings of Intelligent Environments – IE’07, The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), 2007.
- Terrenghi, L., Prosch, A.: CSCL at Home: Affordances and Challenges of Ubiquitous Com-puting. In the Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Human-Computer Interac-tion (HCI International), Beijing, P.R. China, July 22 - 27, 2007.
- Terrenghi, L., Fritsche, T., Butz, A.: The EnLighTable: Design of Affordances to Support Collaborative Creativity, in the Proceedings of Smartgraphics 2006, Vancouver, Canada, July 2006.
- Terrenghi, L.: Sticky, Smelly, Smoky Context: Experience Design in the Kitchen, in the Proceedings of the Worksop on Context in Advanced Interfaces, in conjunction with International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces AVI2006, Venice, Italy, 2006. Published in the ACM Digital Library.
- Terrenghi, L.: Shaping Intelligent Environments: the Sign of Design. Presented at the International Symposium on Intelligent Environments, 5-7- April 2006, Cambridge, UK, and published in the volume ISBN: 1-59971-529-5; Ebook ISBN: 1-59971-530-9; Eds. Tom Rodden, Richard Harper.
- Terrenghi, L., Hilliges, O., Butz, A.: Kitchen Stories: Sharing Recipes with the Living Cookbook. Published in a special issue of Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, Springer Journal.
- Schmidt, A., Terrenghi, L.: Methods and Guidelines for the Design and Development of Domestic Ubiquitous Computing Applications. In the Proceedings of the Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, Dijon, France, April 23 -27, 2006, and published in the ACM Digital Library.
- Rukzio, E., Pleuss, A., Terrenghi, L.: The Physical User Interface Profile (PUIP): Modelling Mobile Interactions with the Real World, in the Proceedings of Tamodia 2005, Gdansk, Poland, September 2005. Published in the ACM Digital Library.
- Terrenghi, L.: Design of Affordances for Direct Manipulation of Digital Information in Ubiquitous Computing Scenarios, in the Proceedings of Smartgraphics 2005, Frauenwoerth Cloister, near Munich, Germany, August 2005.
- Terrenghi, L., Kronen, M., Valle, C.: Usability Requirement for Mobile Service Scenarios, in the Proceedings of HCI International Conference, Las Vegas, USA, July 2005.
- Terrenghi, L., Kranz, M., Holleis, P., Schmidt, A.: A Cube to Learn: a Tangible User Interface for the Design of a Learning Appliance. Published in a special issue of Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, Springer Journal. Presented at 3AD, Appliance Design Conference, Bristol, UK, June 2005.
- Terrenghi, L.: Interacting in Instrumented Environments, in the adjunct Proceedings of Interact 2005, Doctoral Colloquium, Rome, Italy, September 2005.
- Terrenghi, L.: Design for Interaction in Instrumented Environments, in the adjunct Proceedings of Pervasive 2005 Doctoral Colloquium, Munich, Germany, May 2005.
- Iachello, G., Terrenghi, L.: Mobile HCI 2004: Experience and Reflection, IEEE Pervasive Computing, 4 (1), Jan�Mar 2005
- Terrenghi, L., Specht, M., Moritz, S.: Design of an Interface for Technology Supported Collaborative Learning - the RAFT Approach. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Entertainment Computing, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, September 2004.
- Terrenghi, L., Specht, M., Moritz, S.: RAFT- a Role-Based Appliance for Collaborative Learning. In Proceedings of 2AD: Second International Conference on Appliance Design, Bristol, UK, May 2004.
- Kravcik, M., Kaibel, A., Specht, M., Terrenghi, L.: Mobile Collector for Field Trips in the journal Educational Technology & Society, IEEE, 7 (2), 25-33, April 2004.
- Zimmermann A., Terrenghi L.: Designing Audio-Augmented Environments. In Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS2004) - 1st International Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing (IWUC-2004), Porto, Portugal.
- Terrenghi L., Zimmermann A.: Tailored Audio Augmented Environments for Museums. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, Madeira, Portugal, 2004.
- Kravcik M., Specht M., Kaibel A., Terrenghi L.: Collecting Data on Field Trips - Raft Approach. In Proceedings of the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Athens, Greece, 2003.
- Terrenghi L.: Mobile Scenarios for Major Sporting Events: Complexity, Challenges and Potential for the Design Discipline. In Proceedings of IMC workshop 2003 "Assistance, Mobility, Applications", Rostock, Germany, 2003.
- Terrenghi, L.: A Mobile Scenario for the XX Olympic Winter Games � Torino 2006 in Proceedings of 1AD: First International Conference on Appliance Design, Bristol, UK 2003.
Speeches, Workshops and Tutorials
- MODIE 2006: Modeling and Designing User Assistance in Intelligent Environments, workshop organized together with Stahl, C., Pinto, H., Pederson, T., Schmitz, M. at MobileHCI 2006.
- Information Visualization and Interaction Techniques for Collaboration across Multiple Displays, workshop organized together with May, R., and Baudisch, P. at CHI 2006, Montral, Canada, 22-23 May 2006.
- User Experience Design for Pervasive Computing, workshop organized together with Lindt, I., Butz, A., Kuniavsky, M., in Pervasive 2005, Munich, Germany, May 2005.
- Interaction Design for CSCL in Ubiquitous Computing, workshop organized together with De Michelis, G., Valle, C., in Mobile HCI 2004, Glasgow, United Kingdom, September 2004.
- Principles for the Design of Advanced User Interfaces for Mobile Computing, tutorial held within the Advanced Visual Interfaces AVI�04 International Conference, Gallipoli, Italy, May 2004.
- User Interface Design, guest lecture held at Computer Science Department of Saarland University, 12 February 2004.
- Design of Intelligent User Interfaces for Ubiquitous Computing, tutorial organized together with Cereijo Roibás, A., Marcoli, S. in the International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, Madeira, Portugal, January 2004.
- HCI design aspects for applications of m-commerce, workshop organized together with Cereijo Roibás, A., Marcoli, S., Centenaro, L. in Mobile HCI 2003, Udine, Italy, 8-12 September 2003.
Personal Notes and Other Stuff
- In this section I still have to figure out how to structure the stuff I would like to upload and share. It will be mostly about my interests (mountains, jogging, outdoor, cooking, travels) and about friends, social events, interesting research or ideas from others... But I still have to work a bit on that, so please be patient!