Balandino Di Donato is Creative Computing at University of Leicester. He is also PhD candidate at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s Integra Lab, with a thesis on designing embodied human-computer interactions in music performance.

He was Research Associate at Goldsmiths - University of London's Embodied AudioVisual Interaction Unit (EAVI) where he worked as sound and interaction designer for the development of a wireless EMG board for musical applications as part of the ERC funded project BioMusic led by Prof Atau Tanaka; Integra Lab for the development of Integra Live; and Centro Ricerche Musicali di Roma where he assisted the composer Michelangelo Lupone and the artist Licia Gallizia in the realisation of interactive sound art installations.

Balandino has contributed as author/reviewer/committee member to ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM TEI Tangible and Embedded Interaction Conference, Digital Creativity Journal, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) The International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME), International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), International Conference on Live Interfaces (ICLI) and International Workshop on the Internet of Sounds (IWIS).

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Research Interests

Sound Art
Digital Art
Human-Centred Interaction Design (HCID)
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Aural Diversity