Eva de Lera works as the executive director of Raising the Floor – International. She participates in projects as an expert in inclusion and experience design. Her background is in the arts, new media and technology, with more than 25 years of experience intertwining creativity, technology and psychology, to help solve challenges that matter (often around the areas of inclusion, education and social innovation). She enjoys thinking outside the box to help facilitate a more personal, just and ethical approach to creating digital solutions. Always in collaboration with others, she contributes to the development of platforms, training programs, design kits, conferences, think tanks, reports and other resources and tools, to create and spread a more holistic and humanistic design approach.
de Lera, E. (2015). Emotion-Centered-Design (ECD) New Approach for Designing Interactions that Matter. In Design, User Experience, and Usability: Design Discourse (pp. 406-416). Springer, Cham.
Fernàndez, C., de Lera, E., Valverde, L., Almirall, M., & Villarejo, L. (2010, June). Changing the way we think: from HCI to HCR (Human Computer Relations). In EdMedia+ Innovate Learning (pp. 542-545). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
Kocsis, O., Vanderheiden, G., Peinado, I., de Lera, E., Smirek, L., Zimmermann, G., … & Fendrich, N. (2016, December). DSpace: An inclusive repository for cost-efficient development of accessible control interfaces. In 2016 IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence (SSCI) (pp. 1-8). IEEE.
Politis, Y., Deveril, S. B. N., Avila, C., de Lera, E., Monjo, T., & Goodman, L. (2014). INTRODUCING THE INCLUSIVE LEARNING HANDBOOK: AN OER FOR TEACHERS AND POLICY MAKERS. EDULEARN14 Proceedings. IATED, 5463-5469.
Vanderheiden, G. C., Treviranus, J., Ortega-Moral, M., Peissner, M., & de Lera, E. (2014, June). Creating a global public inclusive infrastructure (GPII). In International conference on universal access in human-computer interaction (pp. 506-515). Springer, Cham.
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