Andrea Rosales is a HCI Researcher in topics related with TICs and Older People. How do seniors use mobile technologies? How does this differ from younger adults? How do older people learn how to use technologies? And, what new technologies do they imagine would be useful in their lives?
Andrea Rosales conducts user studies about ICTs. Her activities include fieldwork and ethnographic explorations, log data studies, co-design and evaluation processes. She also has developed wearable systems for playful and educative purposes.
Education: Andrea Rosales received her Ph.D. in Information Communication and Audiovisual Technologies at Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) with the dissertation, “Designing wearable and playful accessories to encourage free-play amongst school-aged children” (2014). Previously she received her Interdisciplinary Master’s Degree in Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media from the UPF and her Social Communication Degree from the Universidad del Valle.
Contact: arosalescl (at) uoc (dot) edu
Research Interests: HCI, children, older people, ethnographic methods, prototyping, participatory design, playful interaction, log data.
- COVID-19: Technology, Social Connections, Loneliness & Leisure Activities
- Ageism in the era of datafication
- Older audiences in the digital media environment: A cross-national longitudinal study
- Grannies on the Net: Barcelona and Cali
- Smartwatches, adoption(s) and appropriation(s)
- Longitudinal analysis of smartphone usage
- ACT Project
- Wearable Sounds
- Playful Accessories
- Worthplay Digital Games for Active and Positive Ageing
- Life 2.0: Geographical Positioning Services to Support Independent Living and Social Interaction of Elderly People
- Andrea Rosales, Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol, Francesca Comunello, Simone Mulargia, & Nuria Ferran-Ferrer. (2017). Older people and smartwatches, initial experiences. El Profesional de La Información, 26(3), 457–463. https://doi.org/10.3145/epi.2017.may.12
JCR IF:1.063, Q3 in Information science & library science
- Sergio Sayago, Andrea Rosales, Valeria Righi, Susan M. Ferreira, Graeme W. Coleman, and Josep Blat, “On the Conceptualization, Design, and Evaluation of Appealing, Meaningful, and Playable Digital Games for Older People,” Games and Culture, vol. 11, pp. 1–28, 2015, doi:10.1177/1555412015597108
JCR IF:0.390, Q2 in Cultural Studies
- Andrea Rosales, Sergio Sayago, J.P. Carrascal, and Josep Blat, “On the evocative power and play value of a wearable movement-to-sound interaction accessory in the free-play of schoolchildren,” Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments, vol. 6, no. 3, 2014.
JCR IF: 1.063, Q2 in Computer Science, Information Systems
- Andrea Rosales, Sergio Sayago, and Josep Blat, “Beeping Socks and Chirping Arm Bands: Wearables That Foster Free Play,” Computer, vol. 48, no. 6, 2015, doi: 10.1109/MC.2015.176
JCR IF: 1.443, Q2 in Computer Science, Hardware & Architecture
- Davinia Hernández-Leo, Raul Nieves, Ernesto Arroyo, Andrea Rosales, Javier Melero, and Javier Blat, “SOS: Orchestrating collaborative activities across digital and physical spaces using wearable signaling devices,” Journal of Universal Computer Science, vol. 18, no. 15, 2012.
JCR IF: 0.466, Q4 in Computer Science, Software Engineering
- Andrea Rosales and Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol, “Beyond WhatsApp: Older people and smartphones,” Romanian Journal of Communication and Public Relations, 2016, https://doi.org/10.21018/rjcpr.2016.1.20.
- Sergio Sayago, Valeria Righi, Susan Ferreira, Andrea Rosales, and Josep Blat, (2017): Tales of the map of my mobile life: intergenerational Computer-Mediated Communication between older people and fieldworkers in their early adulthood. In L. Murray and S. Robertson (eds.), Intergenerational mobilities, Ashgate. ISBN: 9781472458766
- Davinia Hernández-Leo, Raul Nieves, Ernesto Arroyo, Andrea Rosales, Josep Blat. “Sistema de optimización en la asignación de recursos compartidos en espacios físicos (P201131518)”, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, concedido 20-08-2014.
Conferences Proceedings in Scopus:
- Andrea Rosales and M. Fernández-Ardèvol, Smartphones, apps and older people’s interests: From a generational perspective,(2016). In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (Mobile HCI’16), Firenze, Italy, pp-491-503, ISBN: 9781450344081; doi: 10.1145/2935334.2935363.
- Andrea Rosales and M. Fernández-Ardèvol, Generational Comparison of Simultaneous Internet Activities Using Smartphones and Computers,(2016). In Proceedings of the Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population (HCII’16), Toronto, Canada, LNCS series, Vol. 9754, pp. 478-489. ISBN: 9783319399423; doi: 10.1007/978-3- 319-39943- 0_46
- Andrea Rosales, Ernesto Arroyo & Josep Blat (2011). Evocative Experiences in the design of Objects to Encourage Free-Play. In Ambient Gaming Workshop at the International Joint Conference on Ambient Intelligence (AMI’11). Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 1–4. vol. 277 CCIS.
- Davinia Hernández-Leo, Raul Nieves, Ernesto. Arroyo, Andrea Rosales, Javier Melero, Pau Moreno, and Josep Blat, Orchestration signals in the classroom: Managing the jigsaw collaborative learning flow (2011). In Proceedings of 6th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, (EC-TEL’11), Palermo, Italy, pp. 153-165, vol. 6964 LNCS.
- Andrea Rosales, Ernesto Arroyo, and Josep Blat, FeetUp: A playful accessory to practice social skills through free-play experiences. In IFIP Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT’11), Lisbon, Portugal, pp. 37–44.vol. 6948 LNCS, Part 3.
- Andrea Rosales, Collective creation of games using free play technologies (2010). In Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (IDC’10), Barcelona, Spain, pp. 335–339.
Other conference proceedings (not Scopus):
- Francesca Comunello, Andrea Rosales, Simone Mulargia, Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol. (2016): Adoption is a question of interests. Appropriation and domestication processes of smartwatches among adults and older adults users. Panel: Aging in a Digital World, Association of Internet Research, AoIR, Berlin, October 2016.
- Andrea Rosales, Valeria Righi, Sergio Sayago & Josep Blat (2012). Ethnographic techniques with older people at intermediate stages of product development. In Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Copenhagen, Denmark, pp. 1–4.
- Valeria Righi, Andrea Rosales, Sergio Sayago & Josep Blat (2012). Older people ’ s strategies for building trust in online communities through an ethnographical lens. In Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction.
- Andrea Rosales, Ernesto Arroyo, and Josep Blat, (2011). Playful accessories. In World Conference on Design Research IASDR. Delf, the Netherlands, pp. 1–7.
- Andrea Rosales, Sergio Sayago, and Josep Blat, (2015). Older people as creators of casual knowledge games. In Proceedings of Intergenerational learning, life narratives and games (pp. 30–34), Quebec, Canada, August 2015. ISBN 978-2-921559-25-6
Conference presentations (not included above):
- Andrea Rosales and Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol (2016): Age Discrimination in Big Data Analysis: The Case of Age-Predictive Systems. 5th International Conference on the Elderly and New Technologies, Castellón, Spain.
- Andrea Rosales and Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol (2016): Understanding smartphone’s logs in the era of Big Data, European Communication conference (ECREA’16), Prague, Czech Republic.
- Sergio Sayago, Valeria Righi, Andrea Rosales, Susan M. Ferreira, Josep Blat (2016): Rethinking social innovations for active and healthy ageing within ICT research and innovation programs in Europe, Social Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing, International conference, (SIfoAGE’16), Barcelona, Spain.
- Andrea Rosales, Sergio Sayago, & Josep Blat (2015): Personalized Games for and by Older People. ACM Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play, Ageing playfully workshop, (PlayChi’15), London, UK.