Cristiano Storni is lecturer and senior researcher in Interaction design. He is a core member of the Interaction Design Centre in the department of Computer Science and Information Systems, Faculty of Science and Engineering. His research lies at the intersection of Design (of new digital technologies) and social sciences (he is a trained ethnographer). He practices a Human-centred and Participatory approach to the design and evaluation of novel digital technologies in various domains. In this sense, he is interested in designing for but also together with potential end-users and stakeholders. In the heath domain, Cristiano studied self-care practices and technologies in chronic-care, especially diabetes in both adults and children. More recently, he has developed an interest in neurodiversity and inclusion. He is one of the funding members of the Autism@UL Special Interest group ( He is currently working on Contact Tracing (with LERO), and on a Public and Patient Involvement initiative aimed at mapping how the UL campus is experienced by those availing of it.


Tsvyatkova, D. and Storni, C. (2019) A review of selected methods, techniques and tools in Child-Computer Interaction (CCI) developed/adapted to support children’s involvement in technology development, in International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction (IJCCI),  in Press (available here[1]),


Tsvyatkova, D. and Storni, C. (2019) Designing an educational interactive eBook for newly diagnosed children with type 1 diabetes: Mapping a new design space, in International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction (IJCCI), 19, 1-18, - Available here[2],


Nunes, F., Verdezoto, N., Fitzpatrick, G., Kyng M., Gronvall, E. and Storni, C. (2015) Self-care Technologies in HCI: Trends, Tensions and Opportunities, in ACM Transaction in Human Computer Interaction, 22(6), 33, – available here[3]


Storni, C. (2015) Patients’ lay expertise in chronic self-care: a case study in Type 1 Diabetes, Journal of Health Expectations, 18(5), 1439-1450 – DOI: 10.1111/hex.12124  – Available here[4]


Storni, C. (2014) Diabetes self-care in the wild: design challenges for Personal Health Records and self-monitoring technologies, Information Technology & People, Special Issues on Personal Health Records: Empowering Patients through Information systems? 27(4), 397-420 – Available here[5]








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, 18(5) – 1277-1290 available here[1]