CHItaly 2019

Congratulations to our researchers Valentina Nisi, Mara Dionísio, Cláudia Silva and Nuno Nunes for receiving an Honorable Mention for the Best Paper Award at CHItaly 2019 with the paper “A participatory platform supporting awareness and empathy building between tourists and locals: the Há-Vita case study.

The article focuses on the content which was selected to raise awareness towards environmental sustainability-related, and envisioned to foster interaction between tourists and locals. The strategy with tourists revealed itself to be a research challenge on its own. Nevertheless, results shed light on content creation and design choices of the platform, as well as reflecting on the methodological challenges of conducting HCI research with real tourists in situ.