Francesco Cafaro’s work is centered on the use of novel interaction techniques in support of STEM informal learning and cultural heritage. Specifically, he investigates how theories from learning, cognitive, and computer sciences can provide the scaffolding for the design of intuitive, embodied interactions. Cafaro’s recent efforts have focused on:
- Designing and implementing hand gestures and body movements for interactive museum installations that can help visitors to make sense of what they see on the screen.
- Defining design strategies to aid visitors in navigating multiple, complex historic narratives at outdoor cultural heritage campuses.
- Using tracking technologies in augmented mirrors for ballet studios