On June 15, 2015, dr. Calvo, co-author of “Positive Computing” visits the DIOPD.

Dr. Calvo is Professor at the University of Sydney and co-director of the Software Engineering Group that focuses on the design of systems that support wellbeing in areas of mental health, medicine and education. The visit includes an open lecture (13:15 – 13:45 at Studio SHOW – B2-410).


“Positive Computing: Technologies for psychological wellbeing and human potential”

Dr. Rafael Calvo

Digital technologies have made their way into all the aspects of our lives that, according to psychology, influence our wellbeing — everything from social relationships and curiosity to engagement and learning.  By bringing together research and methodologies well-established in psychology, education, behavioural economy, neuroscience and human-computer interaction, we can begin to cultivate a new field dedicated to the design and development of technology that supports wellbeing and human potential.

More specifically, in this seminar I will present an introduction to our Human-Computer Interaction work aiming to support psychological wellbeing. The suggested HCI framework builds on psychology, education, design and other disciplines addressing intrapersonal factors of wellbeing such as motivation, engagement, reflective thought and mindfulness, interpersonal factors such as empathy, and extrapersonal such as altruism.

For more information visit positivecomputing.org