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Digital Social Research

I3 aims at developing computational models of collective behaviors and human dynamics in and through socio-technical systems: from the analysis of small group dynamics to the understanding of broader (digital) communities.



Mobile Territorial Lab aims at creating an experimental environment to push forward the research on human-behavior analysis and interaction studies of people while in mobility. MTL has been created by Telecom Italia SKIL Lab, in cooperation with Telefonica I+D, the Human Dynamics group at MIT Media Lab, the Institute for Data Driven Design (ID³) and Fondazione Bruno Kessler.

Fitcity is a two-years project started in January 2013 and aimed at promoting a physically active lifestyle through the use of a mobile application that integrates scientifically based fitness assessments and workout routines, gamification techniques, psychological theories and peer-pressure mechanisms. 

I dati a servizio del cosumatore: LivLab è un laboratorio di sperimentazione per i servizi dedicati alla spesa basati sui Big Data. Il laboratorio è nato dlla collaborazione tra UniCoop, CNR, Telecom Italia e FBK. Si tratta di un'iniziativa che vede protagonisti un centinaio di soci Coop della città che stanno utilizzando in via  sperimentale innovativi servizi in grado di gestire la "memoria" delle loro spese e dei loro movimenti.

Co-designing a collaborative platform to improve families work-life balance. Balancing work and family life has become increasingly challenging in the last decade in Europe. In many cities, the public offering of childcare services is insufficient, putting families with children under significant pressure. 

See the website in Italian about the Trento City Lab

Main activities

Public display systems are an encouraging technology for public and semi-public spaces. Since 2010, i3 has devoted part of its research to investigating how people engage with digital displays in public spaces and to designing novel interfaces and interaction techniques.