Zeno Menestrina



Video Game Design End-User Development User Experience

+39 340 595 9778

I am a PhD Candidate at the University of Trento and EIT ICT Doctoral School. I have Bachelor Degree in Telecommunication Engineering and Master Degree in Computer Science, with a specialization in Software Technologies.

I have a strong interest in games and video games, which are hobbies but also a main topic of my research. My research focus on the design process of video games with a purpose. I am currently involved in the development of a video game for cognitive training in collaboration with the Department of Cognitive Science of the University of Trento. The design of the game is based on a mix of participatory design and co-design in order to involve all the actors (game designers, cognitive scientists and players) in the process…and make it a good video game!


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Menendez, M., de Angeli, A., & Menestrina, Z. (2012). Exploring the virtual space of academia. In From Research to Practice in the Design of Cooperative Systems: Results and Open Challenges (pp. 49-63). Springer London.

Menestrina, Z., De Angeli, A., & Busetta, P. (2014, September). APE: End User Development for Emergency Management Training. In Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications (VS-GAMES), 2014 6th International Conference on (pp. 1-4). IEEE.

Menestrina, Z., Bianchi, M., Siesser, A., Masu, R., & Conci, A. (2014, October). OHR. In Proceedings of the first ACM SIGCHI annual symposium on Computer-human interaction in play (pp. 355-358). ACM.