GIAN-LUCA SAVINO

Hi, my name is Gian-Luca. I am a passionate musician and PhD student at the HCI Lab at the University of Bremen. My research focuses on how humans use navigation devices. I love investigating human behaviour in the field and get my hands dirty. If I'm not engaging in bicycle navigation studies I play drums in my punk rock band.

Education

PHD IN COMPUTER SCIENCE/HCI

University of Bremen | 2018 - today

Research focus: Geo-HCI & Mobile interaction with a focus on pedestrian and bicycle navigation.


M.SC. COMPUTER SCIENCE

University of Bremen | 2016 - 2018

Study focus: Human-Computer Interaction, Artificial Intelligence. Final grade: 1.1


EXCHANGE SEMESTER

Aarhus University | Aug 14 - Jan 15

Study focus: Linguistic and Semiotics.


B.SC. DIGITAL MEDIA

University of Bremen | 2012 - 2016

Study focus: Scientific, theoretical and practical examination of multi-media systems and software development. Final grade: 1.5

Experience

RESEARCHER

University of Bremen | 2018 - today

Human-Computer Interaction Group: Research on HCI related topics with a focus on Geo-HCI


STUDENT ASSISTANT

University of Bremen | 2017 - 2018

Human-Computer Interaction Group: Scientific work on HCI related topics with a focus on Geo-HCI


STUDENT ASSISTANT

University of Bremen | 2016 - 2017

Digital Media Group: Develoment of a digital infrastucture for a material science institute as well as conduction of usability experiments

Publications

MobileHCI 2020

Point Me In the Right Direction: Understanding User Behaviour with As-The-Crow-Flies Navigation

Gian-Luca Savino, Laura Meyer, Eve Emily Sophie Schade, Thora Tenbrink & Johannes Schöning: Point Me In the Right Direction: Understanding User Behaviour with As-The-Crow-Flies Navigation. MobileHCI 2020: Proceedings of the International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Service, (2020)

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CHI 2020

Virtual Smartphone: High Fidelity Interaction with Proxy Objects in Virtual Reality

Gian-Luca Savino: Virtual Smartphone: High Fidelity Interaction with Proxy Objects in Virtual Reality. EPO4VR - 1st Workshop on Everyday Proxy Objects for Virtual Reality at CHI, (2020)

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Behaviour & Information Technology

MapRecorder: Analysing Real World Usage of Mobile Map Applications

Gian-Luca Savino, Miriam Sturdee, Simon Rundé, Christine Lohmeier, Brent Hecht, Catia Prandi, Nuno Jardim Nunes & Johannes Schöning: MapRecorder: analysing real-world usage of mobile map applications. Behaviour & Information Technology, (2020)

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MobileHCI 2019

Let Your Head Do the Talking

Gian-Luca Savino, Ankit Kariryaa, Matthis Laudan & Matthis Würdemann: Let Your Head Do the Talking. MobileHCI 2019 Student Competition - Human Augmentation. MobileHCI 2019, (2019)

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ICMI 2019

Comparing Pedestrian Navigation Methods in Virtual Reality and Real Life

Gian-Luca Savino, Niklas Emanuel, Steven Kowalzik, Felix A. Kroll, Marvin C. Lange, Matthis Laudan, Rieke Leder, Zhanhua Liang, Dayana Markhabayeva, Martin Schmeißer, Nicolai Schütz, Carolin Stellmacher, Zihe Xu, Kerstin Bub, Thorsten Kluss, Jaime Maldonado, Ernst Kruijff & Johannes Schöning: Comparing Pedestrian Navigation Methods in Virtual Reality and Real Life. ICMI 2019: Proceedings of the International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI ’19), (2019)

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COSIT 2019

Point Me In The Right Direction

Gian-Luca Savino & Thora Tenbrink: Point Me In The Right Direction. Workshop: Speaking of Location 2019 - Communicating about Space. COSIT 2019, (2019)

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International Conference on Spatial Cognition / IC2S2 2018

MapRecorder: Analyzing Real World Usage of Mobile Map Applications

Gian-Luca Savino, Miriam Sturdee, Simon Runde, Christine Lohmeier, Brent Hecht & Johannes Schöning: MapRecorder: Analyzing Real World Usage of Mobile Map Applications. Spatial Cognition 2018: Adjunct Proceedings of the International Conference on Spatial Cognition, Honorable Mention Poster Award, & Abstract presented at IC2S2 2018: Adjunct Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Social Science, (2018)

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Things I do for fun

MobileHCI 2020
I have been co-chairing this years MHCI student competition.

Notausgäng
I play drums in a punkrock band. You can have a listen to our songs on Spotify and all other major streaming platforms :)