Maria Helena Reis, a DigiMedia PhD Student, participated in the Doctoral Consortium of CHItaly 2021 – Frontiers of HCI, which took place in Bozen-Bolzano (Italy) and online, in July 11-13, and presented the paper “Prototyping an app to assist game-based activities: co-design using a qualitative approach”. The article is available in the CHItaly 2021 Joint Proceedings of Interactive Experiences and Doctoral Consortium and HERE.

The goal of the Doctoral Consortium is to provide a setting in which PhD students can present and receive feedback on their work. Students at different stages of their research will be able to articulate and discuss their problem statement, goals, methods, and results. The Doctoral Consortium also aims to provide students with useful guidance on various aspects of their research from established researchers and the other student attendees. Finally, the Doctoral Consortium seeks to motivate students in the development of their scientific curiosity and facilitate their networking within the research community.

The topics of the Doctoral Consortium are the same as CHItaly’s. The main scope of the consortium is to enable PhD students to interact with their peers, as well as with more senior researchers, on a wide range of Human-Computer Interaction related topics, and related to the conference theme.