Research Doctorate PHD

MEETmeTONIGHT: the European Researchers' Night - 26th September 2014

26 September 2014
from 16.00 to 23.00
Indro Montanelli Gardens

MEETmeTONIGHT is the European Researchers' Night, an annual event that aims to spread among citizens of all ages the culture of science and the knowledge of careers in research through events and initiatives fun and challenging. 

In 48 stands the Politecnico researchers, together with researchers from other universities and research institutes, will entertain and involve participants in experiments and demonstrations over four thematic areas: Environment, Wellness, Nutrition and Health

You will also have the opportunity to visit four exhibitions held in a multipurpose space, to attend a talk (moderated by Federico Taddia) and conferences. 

The event is free and open to all. 

For more information www.meetmetonight.it 

Activities which the PhD Candidates will carry out:

Letís transform the city! 
Itís an experiment around a large model that recreates an existing district of Milan. We will operate through continuous transformations, we will try to build different city ideas, we will reason about the relationship among density, land use, shape of the city and quality of urban spaces.

Shall we play? Yes, but seriously!
The presentation will be centered on describing how entertainment means like Serious Games and Gamification could help in suggesting people more sustainable behaviors towards a better environment. In particular the "Comoleonti" project, a Gamification platform with digital games to gather traveling habits of children, will be showcased.

The participants will be able to play several Serious Games on the theme of sustainable transportation means while submitting anonimized data useful for research purposes.