Andrea Rosales

Andrea Rosales HCI Researcher
Andrea Rosales HCI Researcher

Andrea Rosales is a postdoctoral researcher at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. She combines qualitative research and passive metering with an intergenerational perspective to understand the use of digital systems. She highlights the importance of critical analysis of algorithms of intelligent systems to design digital systems that take into account digital minorities such as older people.

Her research focus on 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?

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

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Recent Publications

Andrea Rosales and Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol. (2020) «Ageism in the era of digital platforms», Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies. DOI:
Open Access, JCR IF 1.714, (2018) Q2, 42/92, in Communication

Francesca Comunello, Andrea Rosales, Simone Mulargia, Francesca Ieracitano, Francesca Belotti, Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol. (2020) «‘Youngsplaining’ and moralistic judgments: exploring ageism through the lens of digital ‘media ideologies’», Ageing & Society.
JCR IF 1.768, (2019), Q2 17/36, in Gerontology

Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol, Francesca Belotti, Francesca Ieracitano, Simone Mulargia, Andrea Rosales, Francesca Comunello. (2020) “’I Do It My Way’: Idioms of Practice and Digital Media Ideologies of Adolescents and Older Adults”, New Media & Society.
JCR IF 94.02, (2019), Q1 6/92, in Communication

Hannah Ramsden Marston, Loredana Ivan, Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol, Andrea Rosales Climent, Madlin Gómez-León, Daniel Blanche, Sarah Earle, Pei-Chun Ko, Sophie Colas, Burcu Bilir, Halime Öztürk Çalıkoğlu, Hasan Arslan, Rubal Kanozia, Ulla Kriebernegg, Franziska Großschädl, Felix Reer, Thorsten Quandt, Sandra C. Buttigieg, Paula Alexandra Silva, Vera Gallistl, Rebekka Rohner (2020) «COVID-19: Technology, Social Connections, Loneliness; Leisure Activities: An International Study Protocol». Frontiers in Sociology, section Sociological Theory

Andrea Rosales & Mireia Fernández-Ardèvol. (2019) «Structural ageism in big data approaches», Nordicom Review, 40, pp. 51-64,
Open Access, Scopus Cite Score 1.2, 2019,  58% 160/387, Communication

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