SELECTED PROJECT

2018-20 Senior Lecturer, University of Lincoln, UKProject: CRoCoS: Child-RObot CollabOrative Storytelling

Main Task: Explore whether a social agent, i.e. the robot Nao, can mediate a co-reading activity in terms of stimulating children to elaborate the story line. The project aims at identifying a set of guidelines to inform the design of a social agent behaviour that specifically aims to support children in co-reading.

Principal investigator: Dr. Elisa Rubegni, University of Lincoln Co Investigator: Dr. Baxter, University of Lincoln

2017-20 Senior Lecturer, University of Lincoln, UKProject: Gender stereotypes in Digital StoryTelling (DST) created by children in school

Main Task: Investigate the persistence of gender stereotypes in multimedia stories created by children aged 11-12 with the purpose of informing the design and development of more inclusive DST interventions in school to attenuate the impact of stereotypes on the stories children create.

Principal investigator: Dr. Rubegni, University of Lincoln. Co-Investigator: Prof. De Angeli, University of Lincoln

2016-18 Senior Lecturer, University of Lincoln, UKProject: Digital StoryTelling (DST) for Developing Pre-Reading and Pre-Writing Skills

Main Task: Explore the use of DST in pre-school (children aged 4-5). The studies conducted with children in school aimed at understanding to which extent the process of DST creation can support the development of digital and language literacy skills in pre-schoolers.

Principal investigator: Dr. Elisa Rubegni, University of Lincoln, Co-Investigator: Dr. Landoni, Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)

2015-16 Researcher, SUPSI – University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, Manno, SwitzerlandProject: Adaptive systems for foreign languages teaching (ASLAT)

Main Task: rethinking the learners’ experience in designing an adaptive test for second language assessment.

Principal investigator: Dr. Mangili (IDSIA, SUPSI). Co-Investigator: Dr. Rubegni (SUPSI)

2010-13 Researcher, Faculty of Informatics, USI, Lugano, Switzerland
Project: pd-net – Towards Future Pervasive Display Networks, FET-Open, EU 7th Framework Program.Main Tasks: explored the scientific challenges of designing and assessing applications for supporting communication within a community through large-scale networks of pervasive public displays. Based on participatory design approach I explored the design opportunities and constraints for two communities (USI students and skaters), designed the users’ experience and participated to assess their impact.

Principal investigator: Prof. Langheinrich, USI

SERVICES TO SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITIES (SELECTED)

GENERAL CHAIR: ACM IDC2020 conference on Interaction Design & Children

PAPER CHAIR: ACM IDC2019 conference on Interaction Design & Children, ACM IDC2018 conference on Interaction Design & Children

ASSOCIATE CHAIR: ACM SIGCHI (2016-17, 19-20), EuroITV (2013), Chairs of Media, Social and Economic Studies track

SCIENTIFIC/PROGRAM COMMITTEE: FabLearn Europe 2014/2016/20018/2019, ACM PerDis 2019 International Symposium on Pervasive Displays, Mobile HCI (2013), TEI (2016), Re-Thinking Technology in Museums 2011: Emerging Experiences

ASSOCIATE EDITOR/REVIEWER: International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction, ISSN: 2212-8689, IEEE Pervasive Computing journal, Interacting with Computers, International Journal of cognitive performance support (IJCPS), Editorial board member

EXPERT REVIEWER: ACM IDC (2009-15), ACM SIGCHI, INTERACT (2013-15), TEI (2014), International conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction, ECCE (2006-15), conference of the European Association of Cognitive Ergonomics (EACE), Ubicomp (2013), MUM (2012) International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia, Mobile HCI (2013), IEEE IPCC (2010) International Professional Communication Conference, CSCW (2009-17) Computer Supported Cooperative Work conference.

PUBLICITY CHAIR: IS-EUD 2019, 7th International Symposium on End-User Development

Member of EACE, European Association of Cognitive Ergonomics

Member of ACM SIGCHI special Interest group Computer-Human Interaction