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Dr Lara Schibelsky G Piccolo

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Externally funded projects

Gendering a smart community: an integrated support system for tackling gender-based violence in Sierra Leone
RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Co-investigator11 Mar 202111 Mar 2022Royal Academy of Engineering

This project engages with the smart community agenda in the context of women’s safety and gender-based violence (GBV), by connecting and empowering gender organisations with a curated digital platform to transform the quality of women and girls in significant and positive ways in Sierra Leone. GBV is a major public health problem affecting the health, safety and livelihoods of 70 percent of women and their limited roles in building inclusive and smart communities in Sierra Leone. Manual evidence gathering and referral systems along with the lack of a well-coordinated multisectoral collaboration, communication and data management systems impede effective response to GBV, resource mobilisation and women's access to timely services, learning materials and support. New and innovative strategies involving the use of appropriate technologies to address these challenges are needed. Digital technologies such as mobile and internet solutions are recognised as essential drivers for tackling gender-based violence, with significant potential to strengthen the decision-making process, enhance the support care and provide effective routes for GBV survivors’ safety. The aim of this project is to take advantage of these technologies to develop an integrated user-designed technology support system (ITSS) to assist efforts to combat GBV through improving evidence gathering, communication, data sharing and coordination between the healthcare, police and support service providers. The project will bring together an interdisciplinary team and potential users in a collaborative way to design the ITSS. Project activities will include: i) an exploratory phase to understand the socio-technical contexts, challenges, technology needs and facilitators; ii) analysis phase to develop the requirements needed for creating the digital solutions to assist GBV response and prevention efforts; iii) conceptual engineering design phase to develop a prototype of a proof of concept solution; and iv) feasibility analysis phase to assess the usability and potential for learning, scalability and sustainability of the application. Our approach will lay the foundations for strong partnerships and provide critical learning for collaborative technology designed solutions in developing countries


Considering emotions and contextual factors in music recommendation: a systematic literature review (2022)
Assuncao, Willian G.; Piccolo, Lara S. G. and Zaina, Luciana A. M.
Multimedia Tools and Applications, 81 (pp. 8367-8407)

Culture-based artefacts to inform ICT design: foundations and practice (2019-09-01)
Piccolo, Lara S. G. and Pereira, Roberto
AI & Society, 34(3) (pp. 437-453)

Collective intelligence for promoting changes in behaviour: a case study on energy conservation (2018-02)
Piccolo, Lara S. G.; De Liddo, Anna; Burel, Gregoire; Fernández, Miriam and Alani, Harith
AI & Society, 33(1) (pp. 15-25)

Smart Cities and M3: Rapid Research, Meaningful Metrics and Co-Design (2018-02)
Bell, Simon; Benatti, Francesca; Edwards, Neil R.; Laney, Robin; Morse, David R.; Piccolo, Lara and Zanetti, Oliver
Systemic Practice and Action Research, 31(1) (pp. 27-53)

Pro-Environmental Campaigns via Social Media: Analysing Awareness and Behaviour Patterns (2017-10-26)
Fernandez, Miriam; Piccolo, Lara S.G.; Maynard, Diana; Wippoo, Meia; Meili, Christop and Alani, Harith
Journal of Web Science, 3(1)

A socially inspired energy feedback technology: challenges in a developing scenario (2017-08-31)
Piccolo, Lara S.; Baranauskas, Cecilia and Azevedo, Rodolfo
AI & Society, 32(3) (pp. 383-399)

Human-Centred Technology for Sustainable Development Goals: Challenges and Opportunities (2021-08-27)
Piccolo, Lara S. G.; Neris, Vânia; Rodrigues, Kamila Rios and Masoodian, Masood
In: Ardito, Carmelo; Lanzilotti, Rosa; Malizia, Alessio and Petrie, Helen eds. Human-Computer-Interaction – INTERACT 2021. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (pp. 553-557)
ISBN : 978-3-030-85606-9 | Publisher : Springer | Published : Cham

Ethics and Design in the Brazilian Context (2015-10-22)
Piccolo, Lara; Arpetti, Alessandro and Hornung, Heiko
In: Baranauskas, Cecilia; de Souza, Clarisse and Pereira, Roberto eds. I GranDIHC-BR - Grand Research. Challenges in Human-Computer Interaction in Brazil (p 50)
ISBN : 978-85-7669-296-6 | Publisher : Brazilian Computer Society | SBC | Published : Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil

Challenge 4. Human Values (2015)
Maciel, Cristiano; Hornung, Heiko H.; Piccolo, Lara G. S.; Prates, Raquel O. and Pereira, Vinicius
In: Baranauskas, Cecilia; de Souza, Clarisse and Pereira, Roberto eds. I GranDIHC-BR - Grand Research. Challenges in Human-Computer Interaction in Brazil (pp. 28-30)
ISBN : 978-85-7669-296-6 | Publisher : Brazilian Computer Society | SBC | Published : Cuiabá, Mato Grosso, Brazil

Internet of Things in Education for Sustainable Development (2022)
Piccolo, Lara S.G.; Neris, Vania; da Silva Menezes, Luana and de Oliveira Neris, Luciano
In : INTERACT 2021 IFIP TC 13 Workshops (30 Aug - 3 Sep 2021, Bari, Italy) (pp. 58-70)

Human-Centred Technology for Sustainable Development Goals - Workshop Results (2022)
da Hora Rodrigues, Kamila Rios; de Almeida Neris, Vânia Paula; Piccolo, Lara and Masoodian, Masood
In : INTERACT 2021 IFIP TC 13 Workshops (30 Aug - 3 Sep 2021, Bari, Italy) (pp. 3-9)

Agents for Fighting Misinformation Spread on Twitter: Design Challenges (2021-07)
Piccolo, Lara; Blackwood, Azizah C.; Farrell, Tracie and Mensio, Martino
In : Conversational User Interfaces CUI 2021 (27-29 Jul 2021, Online)

Chatbots to Support Children in Coping with Online Threats: Socio-technical Requirements (2021)
Piccolo, Lara; Troullinou, Pinelopi and Alani, Harith
In : Designing Interactive Systems Conference 2021 (DIS ’21) (28 Jun - Jul 2, [Virtual])

Opinions, Intentions, Freedom of Expression, ... , and Other Human Aspects of Misinformation Online (2021)
Piccolo, Lara S. G.; Bertel, Diotima; Farrell, Tracie and Troullinou, Pinelopi
In : CHI EA '21: Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (9-13 May 2021, Yokohama, Japan)

WhatsApp and false information: a value-oriented evaluation (2020-10)
Puska, Alisson; Baroni, Luiz Adolpho; Canal, Maíra Codo; Piccolo, Lara S.G. and Pereira, Roberto
In : IHC ’20: 19th Brazilian Symposium on Human Factors in Computing Systems (26-30 Oct 2020, Diamantina, Brazil)

Pathway to a Human-Values Based Approach to Tackle Misinformation Online (2020)
Piccolo, Lara; Puska, Alisson; Pereira, Roberto and Farrell, Tracie
In : HCI International 2020 (19-24 Jul 2020, Copenhagen) (pp. 510-522)

Chasing the Chatbots: Directions for Interaction and Design Research (2019)
Piccolo, Lara; Mensio, Martino and Alani, Harith
In : Conversations 2018: 2nd International Workshop on Chatbot Research (26 Oct 2018, St Petersburg, Russia) (pp. 157-169)

Game Jams as a Space to Tackle Social Issues: an Approach Based on the Critical Pedagogy (2019)
Myers, Christina; Piccolo, Lara S. G. and Collins, Trevor
In : Proceedings of the International Conference on Game Jams, Hackathons, and Game Creation Events (17 Mar 2019, San Francisco)

Deriving Personas Based on Attitudes to Interruption and Information Overload (2019)
Goddard, David; Mulholland, Paul and Piccolo, Lara
In : Proceedings of the 17th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work: The International Venue on Practice-centred Computing and the Design of Cooperation Technologies - Demos and Posters (8-12 Jun 2019, Salzburg)

Understanding the Role of Human Values in the Spread of Misinformation (2019)
Farrell, Tracie; Piccolo, Lara; Perfumi, Serena Coppolino and Alani, Harith
In : Truth and Trust Online (Oct 4 & 5 2019, London, UK)

Challenging Misinformation: Exploring Limits and Approaches (2019)
Piccolo, Lara S. G.; Joshi, Somya; Karapanos, Evangelos and Farrell, Tracie
In : 17th IFIP TC 13 International Conference (INTERACT 2019) (2-6 Sep 2019, Paphos, Cyprus) (pp. 713-718)

Building a Socio-technical Perspective of Community Resilience with a Semiotic Approach (2018-07-03)
Piccolo, Lara; Meesters, Kenny and Roberts, Shadrock
In : 18th International Conference on Informatics and Semiotics in Organisations (ICISO) 2018 (16-18 Jul 2018, Reading) (pp. 22-32)

Designing Chatbots for Crises: A Case Study Contrasting Potential and Reality (2018-07)
Piccolo, Lara S. G.; Roberts, Shadrock; Iosif, Anna and Alani, Harith
In : Proceedings of the British HCI Conference (4-6 Jul 2018, Belfast)

Co-designing Cards on Social Issues for Creating Educational Games (2018)
Myers, Christina; Piccolo, Lara and Collins, Trevor
In : Proceedings of the 32nd International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2018) (4-6 Jul 2018, Belfast, UK)

Prospecting Socially-Aware Concepts and Artefacts for Designing for Community Resilience (2017-06)
Piccolo, Lara S. G. and Alani, Harith
In : 8th International Conference on Communities & Technologies: Communities & Technologies 2017 Refugees and HCI Workshop (Jun 2017, Troyes, France)

Co-designing for Community Resilience Beyond the Local (2017-06)
Piccolo, Lara; Meesters, Kenny and Roberts, Shadrock
In : Workshop Participatory Design, beyond the local, 8th conference on Community & Technologies (27 Jun, Troyes)

DoRES — A Three-tier Ontology for Modelling Crises in the Digital Age (2017)
Burel, Gregoire; Piccolo, Lara S. G.; Meesters, Kenny and Alani, Harith
In : 14th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response And Management (ISCRAM) (21-24 May 2017, Albi, Occitanie Pyrénées-Méditerranée, France) (pp. 834-845)

Human Values in HCI: a challenge for the GrandIHC-BR (2017)
Leitão, Carla; Maciel, Cristiano; Piccolo, Lara Schibelsky Godoy; Salgado, Luciana; de Souza, Patricia C.; Prates, Raquel; Pereira, Roberto and Pereira, Vinicius Carvalho
In : IHC 2017 (23-27 Oct 2017, Joinville, Brazil)

Strategies and Tools to Raise Energy Awareness Collectively (2016-09)
Piccolo, Lara S. G. and Alani, Harith
In : Behave 2016 - 4th European Conference on Behaviour and Energy Efficiency (8-9 Sep 2016, Coimbra, Portugal)

Application Design and Engagement Strategy of a Game with a Purpose for Climate Change Awareness (2016-08-25)
Scharl, Arno; Föls, Michael; Piccolo, Lara; Fernandez, Miriam and Alani, Harith
In : International Conference on Internet Science. INSCI 2016 (12-14/Sep /2016, Florence, Italy) (pp. 97-104)

Engaging Community with Energy: Challenges and Design approaches (2016-07-14)
Piccolo, Lara and Elbanhawy, Eiman
In : Sustainable HCI in the UK (13-17 Jul 2016, Lincoln, England)

Talking Climate Change via Social Media: Communication, Engagement and Behaviour (2016-05-22)
Fernandez, Miriam; Piccolo, Lara S. G.; Maynard, Diana; Wippoo, Meia; Meili, Christoph and Alani, Harith
In : Web Science Conference (WebSci) (22-25 May 2016, Hannover, Germany) (pp. 85-94)

Climate Change Engagement: Results of a Multi-Task Game with a Purpose (2016-05)
Piccolo, Lara; Fernández, Miriam; Alani, Harith; Scharl, Arno; Föls, Michael and Herring, David
In : International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media Tenth International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (17-20 May 2016, Cologne, Germany) (pp. 191-194)

Shedding lights on human values: an approach to engage families with energy conservation (2015-09)
Huizenga, Janine; Piccolo, Lara S. G.; Wippoo, Meia; Meili, Christoph and Bullen, Andrew
In : 15th IFIP TC.13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - INTERACT 2015 (07-09 Sep 2015, Bamberg, Germany) (pp. 210-218)

Designing to raise collective awareness and leverage energy savings (2015-07-13)
Piccolo, Lara S. G. and Smith, Catriona
In : British HCI Conference (13-17 Jul 2015, Lincoln) (pp. 289-290)

Perceptions and behaviour towards climate change and energy savings: the role of social media (2015-07)
Piccolo, Lara S.G. and Alani, Harith
In : EnviroInfo & ICT4S 2015: Building the Knowledge Base for Environmental Action and Sustainability (7-9 Sep 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark) (pp. 108-116)

Clarifying culture in technology design: what, why, and how we think about it (2015)
Piccolo, Lara S. G. and Pereira, Roberto
In : Cultech 2015: Cultural Diversity and Technology Design Workshop (27 Jun 2015, Limerick, Ireland)

Analysing engagement towards the 2014 Earth Hour Campaign in Twitter (2015)
Fernández, Miriam; Burel, Gregoire; Alani, Harith; Piccolo, Lara Schibelsky Godoy; Meili, Christoph and Hess, Raphael
In : EnviroInfo &ICT4S 2015: Building the Knowledge Base for Environmental Action and Sustainability (7-9 Sep 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark (Forthcoming))

Motivating online engagement and debates on energy consumption (2014-06-23)
Piccolo, Lara; Alani, Harith; De Liddo, Anna and Baranauskas, Cecilia
In : ACM 2014 Web Science Conference (23-26 Jun 2014, Bloomington, Indiana, USA) (pp. 109-118)

Energy consumption awareness in the workplace: technical artefacts and practices (2014)
Piccolo, Lara; Baranauskas, Cecília; Fernández, Miriam; Alani, Harith and De Liddo, Anna
In : XIII Brazilian Symposium on Human Factors in Computer Systems (27-31 Oct 2014, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil)