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Cristiano Storni is Lecturer (AOB) in Interaction Design and Director of the MSc.\MA in Interactive Media at Computer Science and Information Systems department (Interaction Design Centre, University of Limerick). He holds a PhD in Information Systems and Organization from the Faculty of Sociology in the University of Trento (Italy). During his PhD Cristiano has studied the impact of ICT on people, organization and society. He particularly focused on Science and Technology Studies (STS), Actor Network Theory (ANT), Social studies of Information Systems (SSIS), Ethnography, Participatory and Interaction Design. His original background is in Communication Sciences with a focus on HCI and Cognitive science (he is a graduate of the University of Siena). 
His research lies at the intersection of social science and design disciplines. His current research concerns design theory and practices, the social shaping of technology especially ICT (with an interest on the notions of appropriation, participation, and empowerment) and in different application areas: Health Care, Web2.0, open hardware and software, and social innovation. In the healthcare domain, he focuses on self-care practices and technology in the context of chronic and less-known disease (especially type 1 Diabetes). In the design area, he is currently working on the 'coming together' of design (participatory and interactive) and Actor Network Theory.
 
CV Available here (last update 09/14)
 
Cristiano currently teaches Information Society 2 (undergraduate), Foundations of Interactive Media Design (postgraduate), Applied Interaction Design (undergraduate), and Human Computer Interaction (postgraduate).
 
Cristiano is:
Current editorial activities:
Current reviewing activities:
  • Reviewer for the International Journal of Human Computer Studies, Special Issue on Participation,
  • Reviewer for the CHI2015 Conference,
  • Reviewer for Science, Technology and Human Value (Sage)
  • Reviewer for the Journal of CSCW;
  • Reviewer for the CUMULUS MIlan 2015;
Current Programme committee and Scientific Board Memberships:
  • PC member of the Participatory Design Conference 2014,
  • PC member of the CUMULUS Milan 2015,
Previous Editorial Activities
Previous reviewing activities:
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Information Technology and People, special Issue on Personal Health Records (2013),
  • Reviewer for Science, Technology and Human Values (2013),
  • Reviewer for the CSCW Conference 2011 (http://cscw2011.org/),
  • Reviewer for the Elsevier Journal of Social Science and Medicine;
  • Reviewer for the Special Issue on 'New groups, new methods' of the Journal 'Ethnography and Qualitative Research'.
Previous Programme committee and Scientific Board Memberships
 
  • Member of the Scientific Board of the CHITALY'13 (Trento), CHITALY'11 (Alghero, 2011);
  • Member of the Scientific Board of the 4th Irish Human Computer Interaction Conference (Cork - 2011);
  • Member of the Scientific Board member of Workshop on Pervasive healthcare in the home: Supporting patient motivation and engagement held in conjunction with the Pervasive Health 2010 conference, Munich, Germany;
  • Member of the Scientific Board of the 3rd Irish Human Computer Interaction Conference - Dublin 2010;
  • Chair of the thematic track 'The shaping of patient 2.0 - Exploring agencies, technologies and discourse in new healthcare practices' (link);
  • Member of the Scientific Board of the Open Design Spaces supporting User Innovation Symposium 2009 (Link);
  • Member of the Scientific Board of the Multiple Way to Design Research Conference 2009 (Link);
  • Member of the Scientific Board of 2nd Irish Human Computer Interaction Conference - Dublin 2009 (Link);
  • Member of the Scientific Board ECIS 2009 Verona (Link).
 
====== PUBLICATIONS (SELECTION) ======================================  
 
- Journal articles (Accepted with revisions)
1.     Nunes, F., Verdezoto, N., Fitzpatrick, G., Kyng M., Gronvall, E. and Storni, C. (2015) Reflecting on 30 Years of self-care technologies: Trends, Design Tensions, and Opportunities for Future Research, in ACM Transaction in Human Computer Interaction  (ACM)
 
- Journal Special Issue (Editor – in progress)
1.     Storni, C, Stuedahl, D., Binder, T. and Linde, P. (2015) Designing Things Together: intersection of Co-Design and Actor Network Theory, Double Issue in Journal of Co-Design (ISI), available here[1]
2.     Tanev, S., Storni, C., and Stuedahl, D. (2015) Actor Network Theory, Value Co-Creation and Design in open innovation Environment, available here[2]
 
- Journal Special Issue (Editor)
3.     Danhold, P., Piras, E., Storni, C., Zanutto, A. (2013) Exploring the Patient 2.0: agencies, technologies and discourses in new health care practices. In Science & Technology Studies (SCOPUS), availablehere[3]
 
- Journal articles
1.     Storni, C. (2014) Diabetes as a lifestyle: design challenges for Personal Health Records and self-monitoring technologies, Information Technology & People, Special Issues on Personal Health Records: Empowering Patients through Information systems? (Emerald, ISI, SCOPUS, Impact Factor: 0.767) - In press
2.     Storni, C. (2013) Patients’ lay expertise in chronic self-care: a case study in Type 1 Diabetes, Journal of Health Expectations – DOI: 10.1111/hex.12124 (Wiley-Blackwell, ISI, SCOPUS, MEDLINE, Impact factor: 2.852[4])
3.     Danholt P., Piras E.M., Storni C., Zanutto A., (2013) Editorial Introduction. The Shaping of Patient 2.0: Exploring Agencies, Technologies and Discourses in New Healthcare Practices, in Science and Technology Studies Journal, vol. 26, n. 2, pp. 3 – 13 (Scopus, Sociological abstracts, CSA Political Science Abstracts) – Available here[5]
4.     Storni, C. (2013) Design Challenges for Ubiquitous and Personal Computing in Chronic care and patient empowerment: a case study re-thinking diabetes self-monitoring, Journal of Ubiquitous and Personal Computing, Online Version available here[6] (Springer, ISI, Impact Factor: 1.133)
5.     Storni, C. (2012) Unpacking design practices: the notion of things in the making of artifacts, in Science, Technology and Human Values, Vol. 37, n. 1, pp. 88-123, doi: 10.1177/0162243910392795, available here[7] (ISI, Impact Factor: 2.210)
6.    De Paoli, S. and Storni, C. (2011) Produsage in Hybrid networks: sociotechnical skills in the case of Arduino, in Special issues on 'Exploring Produsage', New review of Hypermedia and Multimedia - Vol. 17, Issue 1, pp. 31-52 - Available Here[8] (ISI, SCOPUS, DBLP, ACM, Impact Factor 0.650)
7.  Storni, C. (2010) Multiple forms of appropriation in Self-Monitoring Technology: reflections on the role of evaluation in Future Self-care, International Journal of Human Computer Interaction - Special issue on 'Evaluating new interactions in Health Care' – Vol. 25, Issue 5, pp. 537-561 - Available Here[9] (ISI, SCOPUS, DBLP, ACM, Impact Factor 0.934)
8.  Storni, C. (2010) Report on the 'Reassembling Health Workshop: exploring the role of the Internet of Things', in Journal of Participatory Medicine, Media Watch section, Vol.2, Sept. 29, available here[10] - (Award top 10 article 2010/11 here[11]) – (GOOGLE SCHOLAR)
 
Book Chapters
1.    Storni, C. (2015) A manifesto for epistemological empowerment in chronic care, in Bihanic, D. User Empowerment: Interdisciplinary studies and combined approaches for technological products and services, Springer-Verlag, London – In press
2.  Kerr, A., De Paoli, S. and Storni, C. (2011) Rethinking the Role of Users In ICT design, reflections for the future of Internet, in Pierson, J., Mante-Meijer, E. and Loos, E. 'New Media Technologies and User Empowerment' Peter Lang Publishers, New York, pp.85-100[12] – ISBN  978-3-631-60031-3
 
- Peer-reviewed Conference papers
1.    Storni, C. (2014) The Problem of De-sign as conjuring: empowerment-in-use and the politics of seams, full paper in Proceedings of Participatory Design Conference, Oct. 11-14, 2014 – Based on full paper peer review
2.   Tsvyatkova, D. and Storni, C. (2014) ‘Investigating issues related to pediatric diabetes education: problems and barriers’, in Proceedings of 8th International Conference on PervasiveHealth 2014, Oldenburg, Germany, 20–23 May 2014
3.  Tsvyatkova, D. and Storni, C. (2014) ‘Adapting Design Probes to Explore Health Management Practices in Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes’, in Proceedings of 13th international conference on IDC'14, Aarhus, Denmark, 17-20 June 2014
4.   Storni, C., (2012) Design for future uses: pluralism, fetishism, and ignorance, full paper presented at NORDIC Design Research Conference 2013, Malmo/Copenhagen – Based on full paper peer-review - (pg. 10) (GOOGLE SCHOLAR)
5.    Storni, C., Stuendhal, D., Binder, T. and Linde, P. (2012) Exploring Actor Network Theory in Participatory design – Workshop at Participatory Design Conference 2012 (ACM) (pg. 2) – Based on short paper peer-review
6.    Storni, C., Bannon, L. Ciolfi, L. and Bria F. (2011) 'Rethinking User-Centred-Design with new forms of user-empoerment', workshop in Proceedings of CHITALY2011, (ACM) (pg. 2) - Based on short paper peer-review
7.    Storni. C. (2011) Complexity in an uncertain and cosmopolitan world. Rethinking personal health technology in diabetes with the Tiy, full paper presented at CHITALY, Alghero, Italy, 13-16 Sept. Based on full paper peer-review (pg. 8)
8.   Storni, C. and Griffin, L. (2009) Toward future Health Social Networking: patient generated contents and the role of community pharmacists, full paper presented at Mediterranean Conference of Information Systems 2009, Athens – Based on full paper peer-review - (pg. 14)[13] - (DBLP - ACM)
9.   Storni, C. and Bannon, L. (2009) Reassembling Healthcare: toward a patient-centric approach, Proceedings of the Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland 14th Annual Conference, Dublin, Ireland –Based on abstract peer-review
15. Storni, C. (2009) Two forms of attachment: the ambivalence of desire in the becoming of objects and subjects, paper discussed at EGOS2009, Barcelona, Based on short paper peer-review (pg. 20)
16. De Michelis, G., Loregian, M., Moderini C., Marti, P., Colombo C., Bannon, L., Storni, C., Susani, M. (2009) Designing Interaction for next generation personal computing, Interact 2009, T. Gross et al. (eds), vol. 5727 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, pp. 926-927 (pg. 2)[14] - (SCOPUS - DBLP - ACM)
17. Storni, C. (2009) The ambivalence of engaging technology: artifacts as products and processes, full paper presented at NORDIC Design Research Conference 2009, Oslo – Based on full paper peer-review - (pg. 10)[15] (GOOGLE SCHOLAR) 
 
- Workshop Papers
1.    Storni, C. (2012) Exploring NeverLand: the problem with diachronic democracy in Participatory Design. Design for ignorance and surprise in Diabetes future-making, Workshop paper (short paper peer-review), Workshop at PDC2012 (pg. 6)
2.    Storni, C. (2012) Notes on Actor Network Theory and Participatory Design: ontological Turn, methodological Turn, and the role of Participatory Design in the DingPolitik, Workshop paper (short paper peer-reviewed), Workshop at PDC2012 (pg. 6)
3.    Kera, D. and Storni, C. (2011) Interfaces for Nutrigenomics and Nutrigenetics: connecting participatory design with citizens science projects, presented at Workshop on SmartHealth, OZCHI, Camberra, Australia (pg. 10)[16] (Indexed Abstracts ACM)
4.    Storni, C. (2010) The politics of design: things in self-care, Presented at University of Manchester, School of Environment and Development, Manchester Architecture Research Centre, 24-25 June, 2010 (pg. 6) (GOOGLE SCHOLAR)
5.  Storni, C. (2009) Reassembling Health: toward a bottom up understanding of the health care systems, Second International workshop on Health Care Infrastructures, University of Copenhagen, 18-19 June (pg. 30)[17] – (GOOGLE SCHOLAR)
6.   Storni, C. (2005) Design in Practice: the role of objects in design processes, working paper presented at EGOS workshop on Theorizing process in Organizational Research, June 12-14, Santorini, Greece (pg. 27)
 
- Technical reports
1.    Storni, C. (2008) Reassembing Health Toward a bottom up understanding of Health Care, Technical report on Pharmacists and self care pilot study under the FutureComm Project's Agenda, Interaction Deign Centre, Limerick, pp. 80
2.    Storni, C. (2007) Rapporto Laives – Report finale progetto domotica per anziani, Technical Report (in italian) on Laives Project, Laboratory of Social Studies of Information Systems, University of Trento, Trento, pp. 96
 
- Ph.D Thesis
1.    Storni, C. (2007) Design in Practice: On the construction of objects, PhD dissertation University of Trento, Sociology and Social Research Department. Defended: February the 14th, 2007. Supervisor: Prof. Gianni Jacucci (UNITN), Prof. Ina Wagner (Vienna University of Technology)
 
- Posters
1.   Serrano, M., Ó'Foghlú, M., Storni, C. and Fernström, M. (2009) Autonomic Computing Systems Acting as Patient Self-Management Support in Early and Quick Medical Assistance, poster presented at pHealth09, 24-26 June, Oslo, Norway[18]
 
- Under review
1.   Storni, C.  (2015) ANT for Design: ontological, methodological and Ethical turn to design things together, full paper submitted to Co-Design Journal, Special Issue on Designing Thing Together: intersection of Co-Design and Actor Network Theory
 
- Working papers
1.    Storni, C. (2010) 'Attachment "in time of plenty and in time of want", two forms of desire in the becoming of objects and subjects', ProfessionalDreamers – working papers series[19] – (GOOGLE SCHOLAR)
2.    De Paoli, S. Kerr, A. and Storni, C. (2009) The Sociology of Trusted Systems: The Episteme and Judgement of a Technology, paper published as a working paper at NUIM Nirsa[20] (GOOGLE SCHOLAR)
 
- Works in progress
1.   Storni, C. (2015) The notion of pro-ference in design: an enquiry within Science and Technology studies, work in progress to be submitted to Science Studies
2.    Storni, C. (2015) In-ject models: a review of theoretical framework to look at design as a collective enterprise, work in progress
3.  Storni, C. (2015) ‘I am not a number’ – Challenges in supporting collaborations around chronic self-care practices (working title), work in progress to be submitted to Journal of Computer Supported Cooperative Work.
4.  Storni, C. and Venturini, T. (2015) Designing society, socializing design, work in progress for Design and Culture Journal or Public Understanding of Science
5.  Storni, C. (2015) Toward a future technologically mediated self-care: the role of community pharmacists, work in progress
 
- Book Proposal
1.  Storni, C. (2015/6) ANT and Design: reflections for theories and practices (working title), Book proposal
 
- Unpublished work
1.    Storni, C. and Bannon, L. (2008) Green Paper: Understanding the social dimension of new technology, position paper, unpublished manuscript
 
Conference track, workshop organization, and invited talks
 
- Conference’s Thematic tracks and Workshops Organization
1.  Verdezoto, N., Nunes, F., Gronvall, E., Fitzpatrick, G., Storni, C., Kyng, M. (2014) Designing Self-care for everyday life – Workshop at NORDICHI2014 – Helsinki – available here[21]
2.  Storni, C. and Venturini, T. (2012) Designing society, Socializing Design – Thematic session at EASST2012 – Copenhagen – (Chair, Organizer, Co-author and Presenter)
3. Storni, C., Stuendhal, D., Binder, T. and Linde, P. (2012) Encountering Actor Network Theory in Participatory design – Workshop at Participatory Design Conference 2012 (first Author, Co-organizer)[22]
4. De Paoli, S., Storni., C. and Teli, M. (2012) Internet: nuovi paradigmi produttivi? Il contributi degli studi di science e tecnologia, Thematic Track at STS Italia conference[23] (Co-Organizer, Reviewer, Co-Chair)
5. Storni, C., Bannon, L. Ciolfi, L. and Bria F. (2011) Workshop: 'Rethinking User-Centred-Design with new forms of user-empoerment' as part CHITALY2011, Alghero, 13th of September 2011[24](Organizer, Reviewer, Chair)
6.  Danhlot, P., Piras, E., Storni, C. and Zanutto, A. (2010) The shaping of the patient 2.0 – Exploring agencies, technologies and discourses in new healthcare practices, as part of EASST2010[25], Trento, Sept. 2010 (Co-organizer, Reviewer, Co-Chair)
7. De Michelis, G., Loregian, M., Moderini C., Marti, P., Colombo C., Bannon, L., Storni, C., Susani, M. (2009) Designing Interaction for next generation personal computing, Interact 2009, T. Gross et al. (eds), vol. 5727 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, pp. 926-927[26] – (Co-Organizer)
8.  Storni, C. (2009) 'Reassembling health: exploring the role of the Internet of Thing', at 'Are you ready for the Internet of Things?' at LIFT@Home, Brussels, 4th of December 2009[27] (Organizer, Chair)
9. Jacucci, G., Campagnolo, G. and Storni, C. (2004) Establishing a web of shared understading, Workshop at Participatory Design Conference 2004, University of Toronto, Ontario (Co-Organizer)
 
- Invited Talks/Lectures/Seminars (since in UL - 2008)
1.    Invited Talk: Mapping the landscape of participation in Design: exploring different notions and practices, invited talk at Sheffield Hallam, Sheffield, UK - 2012
2.    Invited Talk: From things to Artifacts in Interaction Design, invited talk at SPIRE – Participatory Innovation Centre – Mads Clausen Institute, University of Southern Denmark, Sonderborg, Denmark - 2012
3. Invited Talk: Tag-it-Yourself: a cosmopolitical approach to the personalization of self-monitoring practices in diabetes, at ‘Happy technology makes happy patients’ Conference, KHLim, Leuven, Belgium, 31st of May 2012[28]
4.   Invited Talk: Challenges for patient empowerment: experience, expertise and the role of design in self-care, at ‘Happy technology makes happy patients’ Conference, KHLim, Leuven, Belgium, 31st of May 2012[29]
5.   Invited talk: 'The reassembling health research and design agenda' as part of the User Centred Healthcare Design seminar (UCHD) at Sheffield Hallam University, UK, 9th of June 2011
6.    Invited LERO Talks: Self-care practices and technology in chronic disease: new challenges for ICT in Health Care[30], at LERO centre, University of Limerick, Ireland, 2nd of December, 2010
7.    Invited Talk: On the object of design: things, movements and translations, presented at Object of Experience: networks, translation, materiality, at Nottingham Trent University, School of Art & Design, UK, 2nd of July 2010
8.    Short Talk: Reassembling Health: toward patient-centric design, Talk at Graduate Medical School Research Forum, January 2010
9.    Seminar: Toward a Sociology of design and objects – Sociological seminar series – University of Limerick – 10th of March 2010
10.    Short Talk: Exploring the social shaping of technology and knowledge in medicine, Talk at Graduate Medical Sool Research Forum, January 2009
11.  Invited talk: US Now: on the political potential of places and media, at the Spirit Store talks, Limerick, 17th September 2009
12. Invited talk: Problematizing design: the politics of artifacts in the healthcare Dispositif, presented at the Ethnography, Creativity and Design workshop[31], NUIM Anthropology Department and INTEL Innovation Campus, 12th Nov. 2009
13. Invited talk: Re-thinking he role of designers in Interactive technology: the Tweak model – Talk at Trinity Room, Tweak Festival 2008, 23rd of September 2008

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(Selected list of publications.)

Book chapters

Conference papers

Journal papers

Journal special issue

Posters

Technical reports

Theses

Under review

Unpublished work

Work in progress

Workshop papers

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