Italian citizen, resident in Switzerland (VISA TYPE: C)


Skype : elisarubegni

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2003 — 06 Ph.D. in Computer Science, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering, University of Florence, Italy

Dissertation title: “The STORYOBJECT approach, merging software engineering and user-centred design in designing interactive systems.”

1996 — 01 Laurea (equivalent to B.Sc.+M.Sc.) in Communication Sciences, Faculty of Humanities, University of Siena, ItalyFinal grade:110/110summa cum laude(top 5% of the class)

Major: Communications Technology and Human-Computer Interaction


2017 - College of Science, Computer Science School, University of Lincoln, UK

Role: Senior Lecturer. Areas: children-computer interaction, HCI, games, User experience research, qualitative methods.

2014 — 2016 Department of Business Economics, SUPSI, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland

Role: Researcher. Research areas: Human-Computer Interaction, User experience research, qualitative methods.

2011 —2014 Researcher, Faculty of Informatics, Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland

Research areas: public displays interaction, mobile user experience research, children-computer interaction, Ubicomp.

2010 — 13 Laboratoire paragraphe, Université Paris 8 (France).

Role: Visiting Research and Teaching Fellow. Research areas: children-computer interaction, design thinking, usability study

2013 Institut für Software-Ergonomie und Usability AG, Zurich, Switzerland

Role: Usability specialist. Areas: eye-tracking (Tobii – evaluation, Usability, User Experience.

2007-11 Communication sciences Faculty, Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano, Switzerland

Role: Senior Post Doc and teacher. Research areas: User experience research, children-computer interaction, design thinking, Tangible User Interfaces.

2012-13 Digital technology and web design department, Repubblica and Cantone Ticino, Switzerland

Role: User experience researcher. Areas: ICT for public administration, qualitative research, Usability, User Experience.

2007 — 09 Faculty of Informatics, Polytechnic of Milan, ItalyRole: Teacher, M.S. in Computer Engineering. Lecture topic: “Usability” and “User experience research”. Thesis supervisor
2006 University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, Fribourg, Switzerland

Role: Senior Post Doc. Research areas: Tangible User Interfaces, User research, usability study, mobile user experience design.

2000 — 10 Faculty of Humanities, University of Siena, Italy

Role:Assistant researcher and teacher. Research areas: Human-Computer Interaction, cognitive science, software engeneering methods, Tangible Users Interface, design thinking.

Lectured at M.S. in Communication and Interaction Design. Thesis supervisor.


Italian: Native language


French: Fluent

German: Basics

Spanish: Basics

Technical skills

UX design/evaluation methods: Creative problem solving(Design thinking, Concept generation, fast prototyping, scenarios, personas).Formative and Summative evaluation techniques (usability study, questionnaires, interviews, cognitive walkthrough, heuristic evaluation, think-aloud, focus groups, eye tracking).
Graphic and multimedia: Adobe Creative Suite, QuarkXPress Passport, Final Cut
Programming:     HTML, CSS, DHTML, XML, XSL, UML, XMLSpy, Visual Paradigm
Data Analysis: SPSS, EXCEL