Andrea Rosales is a researcher at the Mobile Technologies for (G)Local Challenges Group, of the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3) in the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). Her postdoctoral research explores intergenerational differences in the use of mobile communication devices. She is interested in user studies of wearable and playful digital interaction with older people, through ethnographic explorations, participatory action research, participatory design, and prototyping as well as data analysis.
After a Bachelor in Journalism and a Master in Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media, she received her PhD in Information and Communication Technologies from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in 2014. Her doctoral dissertation explores the designing of wearable and playful accessories to encourage free-play amongst school aged children.