NewMinE is a Lab of the Faculty of Communication Sciences at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI Lugano).
Its approach blends a clear orientation to academic research with applied interventions: we like working in the field through applying innovative solutions with digital technologies.
Within this framework, NewMinE actively engages in the following research areas:
- Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D): a key focal point of NewMinE are the ways in which ICT can be adopted for the purpose of socio-economic development,  specifically in poor communities. ICT have demonstrated much potential in affording new life experiences, and it is important to support research that evaluates the many possibilities for effective ICT adoption in different social spaces
- eLearning: focusing on design and implementation of quality models, considering usability and localization, and stressing the core issues of adoption and acceptance, to facilitate the widespread integration of eLearning activities in learning institutions and the corporate environment. Our research explores also how social software and games can be introduced in educational contexts at different levels
- Social representation, meaning and discourse analysis: research on the variety of socio-cultural and psychological meanings and discourses related to ICT
- Sustainable eTourism: NewMinE participates in the activities of the “UNESCO chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites”, established at USI.
- ICT and religion: evaluating the role and impact of ICTs in religion.
New Media in Education Laboratory
Università della Svizzera italiana
Faculty of Communication Sciences
Via Buffi 13
Lugano, Switzerland
Tel. +41 (0)58 666 46 74
Fax. +41 (0)58 666 46 47

Prof. Lorenzo Cantoni