building a community of interest and practice in service design
Daria Loi’s work focuses on participatory design; ethnographic & practice-based inquiry; HCI; user interfaces & multi-modality; post-disciplinarity; collaborative practices; service design; and creative management. She currently holds a position as Sr. Research Scientist in the Interactions & Experiences Research group at Intel Labs (Intel Corporation).
Dara will be our special guest at a Melbourne Service Design's December Drinks and Thinks. Dara will be discussing with us UX practices and methods at Intel Corporation, where user research is adopted to enable, design, and test new IT products and services. The notion of Design Enabling is emphasized, to discuss how design tools and methods can be strategically adopted to enable the development of technologies that can be integrated into consumer products.
Previously to her current role Daria was in the User Experience Group part of Intel’s Digital Home, developing and testing current and future usage models and developing next generation design concepts for domestic environments.
In the past Daria has worked as architect and researcher in Italy; researcher & coordinator in RMIT’s Industrial Design program; and Senior Research Fellow at the Globalism Institute. In 1999 she was researcher for an Australian Research Council project on Urban Telecentres; in 1999-2001 she was in the Telstra Home Team at the Interactive Information Institute. In 2001-2002 she was lead researcher in the Creator-2-Consumer Project.
Daria has run workshops and presented her work in Europe, Australia, Canada and the USA and she is committee member and reviewer for a number of journals, institutes and conferences, including: Artifact; Participatory Design Conference; Center for Children’s Learning; Journal of Computers in Human Behavior; Design Research Society; Research into Practice; and CHI. More at: http://www.darialoi.com
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