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Nicolas Nova


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Coming from Switzerland
Working at Lift conference / Liftlab


Nicolas is both Researcher and the editorial manager of the LIFT conferences.

As the editorial manager of LIFT, he is taking care of the program of the conferences, finding speakers and working with them on their talks.

Nicolas’ research work is split between user experience studies and foresight research. He runs user studies that aim at uncovering people’s behavior when using technologies to turn them into insights for designers, engineers and marketers (recommendations, constraints, ideas, inspiration, limits). For that matter, methods employed ranges from ethnography to conducting tests and experiments. His work in foresight is about scanning/analysis of signals about the future of various technologies. In particular, he watches the underlying factors, needs and motivations that shape the diffusion of technologies.

The domains he covers range from mobile/urban/location-based applications to tangible and gestural interactions, social computing and gaming.

His blog is about future technologies/practices and their implications. One can think of it as a compendium of material he runs across and that he finds interesting, challenging, relevant to his user experience work or simply intriguing.

Nicolas has a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction from the Swiss Institute of Technology (EPFL, Lausanne) where he also worked as a research scientist at the Media and Design Lab. He also holds an undergraduate degree in Cognitive Sciences and a M.Sc. in Human-Computer Interaction.

He speaks and lectures widely in conferences and institutions such as O’Reilly’s Etech, Reboot, PicNic, GDC, Google, Nokia, Cisco, Mobile Monday, etc.

Interests: ubicomp, tangible, foresight, hci, cscw

Presentation: I Move & Interact workshop results


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Viene dalla Svizzera
Lavora al Lift conference / Liftlab


Nicolas è Ricercatore e direttore editoriale della LIFT conference.

Come direttore editoriale del LIFT, si occupa del programma della conferenza scegliendo gli speakers e lavorando con loro ai loro talks.

Presentation: I Move & Interact workshop results



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