Arianna Boldi

I am a Ph.D. student in Work and Organizational Psychology at the University of Torino (Italy). I study how technology affects the context of work and how workers perceive, use, and interact with technological artifacts. As part of my research activities in Cognitive Ergonomics and HCI, I am also interested in exploring the relationship between users and self-tracking technologies, as well as to understand the psychological dynamics that regulate “change” in people’s behavior.

At present, I am exploring the consequences that self-tracking practices have on people’s self-understanding, i.e., how the knowledge “gained from data” influences individuals’ body- and self-awareness, consciousness and identity.

As a Psychologist, I am also studying the role that game practices play at work, e.g., the opportunities and drawbacks of gamified approaches applied to learning and organizational life.