Taciana is postdoctoral researcher investigating the design of social technologies for older adults. Previously, she was a lecturer and researcher at the Brazilian public university UFRPE, department of Statistics and Informatics (DEINFO), in Recife, Pernambuco. Before that, she worked as a research officer at the London Knowledge Lab, and as an interaction designer at CESAR Recife. She graduated in Computer Science at CIn/UFPE, where she also did her master's in tangible technologies for learning. Her PhD was on tangibles for intellectual disabilities, at the Institute of Education, University of London. Her research interests include: technologies for learning, technologies for learning disabilities, user experience, human-computer interaction, accessibility, teaching and learning of programming languages.