Smart technologies include, but are not limited to, AI-based devices for digital education, smart things, smart art-work, smart environments, smart cities and smart artefacts, in general. The workshop focuses on the role which reflections, as in design thinking, and dialogues, as in ethnographic research, play in imagining, conceptualising, using, assessing smart technologies for different contexts and people, with a preference for learning contexts and learners.

Workshop papers are expected to describe frameworks, methods, toolkits, experiences, studies or provocations with reflections and dialogues around smart technologies. Examples are toolkits which enable young generations to design smart things and reflect across their design ( Other examples are studies concerning design as a means for reflecting on stereotypes (

The workshop is intended as a forum to share provocations concerning past research work, novel ideas grounded in the literature, work-in-progress prototypes, as well as preliminary results which intercept the theme of the workshop. In other words, workshop papers are expected to report on early or ongoing research activities, which have not got the maturity expected for the main-conference submissions.


Suggested topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Reflections in the creation, usage or evaluation of smart technologies
  • Responsibility or other critical reflections in technology enhanced learning
  • The role of dialogue in digital education
  • Field studies and ecological studies for reflecting with/around smart technologies
  • Playfulness, gamification and critical reflections with/around smart technologies
  • Responsibility in the design of smart solutions
  • Critical thinking in the design of smart cities, environments, things, artwork, artefacts
  • Dialogue and reflections in designing smart technologies at a distance
  • Dialogue and reflections in using smart technologies at a distance
  • Dialogue and reflections in assessing smart technologies at a distance
  • Dialogues and reflections in making or physical computing
  • Creativity, dialogues, reflections and smart technologies
  • Biases in smart technologies
  • Unveiling ethics concerns with/around smart technologies


Organizing Committee

Program Committee


  • Rosella Gennari, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
  • Laura Malinverni, Visual Art and Design Department, University of Barcelona
  • Maristella Matera, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Alessandra Melonio, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Italy
  • Diego Morra, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Maria Angela Pellegrino, University of Salerno, Italy
  • Mehdi Rizvi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Eftychia Roumelioti, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
  • Elisa Rubegni, School of Computing and Communication, Lancaster University, UK
  • Marie-Monique Schaper, Center for Computational Thinking and Design,
  • Aarhus University Ugo Solitro, University of Verona, Italy


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