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Elisa Rubegni

Academic

  • Computing and Communications
  • SCC (Pervasive Systems)
Postal address:
InfoLab21
LA1 4WA
Lancaster

Email: e.rubegni@lancaster.ac.uk

SUMMARY of research interests (100 words)

My research lies within the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). I explore the socio-technical issues emerging from the use of interactive technology with the aim of understanding the complex interplay of artefacts, human mind, body, and environment. To meet this complexity, my approach combines psychology theories, social science methods and design practice, concretized in developing digital artefacts. My research is grounded on cultural psychology. and I investigate these issues by recognizing that a successful system can only be developed by fully understanding the fundamental role played by social interactions in the development of cognition, and in the process of "meaning making". Indeed, my research relies on an ecological approach valuing participatory design methods, qualitative and ethnographically informed investigations. I have explored these issues in a broad range of application areas and technologies (e.g. embedded and distributed systems in museums, tangible and gesture user interface in public spaces, large pervasive displays for communities and mobile technology for learning).

Qualifications

University of Florence

20032006

Award Date: 6/04/2006

University of Siena

19972001

Award Date: 10/07/2001

Employment

Lecturer

Academic

Computing and Communications

Lancaster University

Lancaster, United Kingdom

2/09/2019 → present

SCC (Pervasive Systems)

Lancaster University

2/09/2019 → present

Research outputs

Advancements on Child–Computer Interaction research: Contributions from IDC 2018

Giannakos, M., Horn, M. S. & Rubegni, E., 1/06/2020, In : International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction. 23-24, 3 p., 100170.

Child-display interaction: Exploring avatar-based touchless gestural interfaces

Rubegni, E., Gentile, V., Malizia, A., Sorce, S. & Kargas, N., 12/06/2019, PerDis '19 Proceedings of the 8th ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays. Gentile, V. & Cauchard, J. R. (eds.). New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, 7 p. 23

Comic-based digital storytelling with primary school children

Rutta, C. B., Schiavo, G., Zancanaro, M. & Rubegni, E., 12/06/2019, IDC '19 Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 508-513 6 p. (Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children, IDC 2019).

Detecting gender stereotypes in children digital storytelling

Rubegni, E., Landoni, M., De Angeli, A. & Jaccheri, L., 12/06/2019, IDC '19 Proceedings of the 18th ACM International Conference on Interaction Design and Children. New York: ACM, p. 386-393 8 p.

Editorial special issue on assumptions about the concept of childhood and the roles of children in design

Bekker, T., Barendregt, W., Skovbjerg, H. M., Landoni, M., Nicol, E. & Rubegni, E., 1/03/2019, In : International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction. 19, p. 89-92 4 p.

Child-computer interaction, ubiquitous technologies, and big data

Hourcade, J. P., Antle, A. N., Anthony, L., Fails, J. A., Iversen, O. S., Rubegni, E., Skov, M., Slovak, P., Walsh, G. & Zeising, A., 1/11/2018, In : Interactions. 25, 6, p. 78-81 4 p.

A comparative study into how pupils can play different roles in co-design activities

Landoni, M., Rubegni, E. & Nicol, E., 1/09/2018, In : International Journal of Child-Computer Interaction. 17, p. 28-38 11 p.

How to design a digital storytelling authoring tool for developing pre-reading and pre-writing skills

Rubegni, E. & Landoni, M., 21/04/2018, CHI '18 Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York: ACM, p. 10 395

"Fun place within a serious space": Stimulating community interaction and engagement through situated snapshots in a university setting

Memarovic, N., Elhart, I., Rubegni, E., T., O. (ed.), F., A. (ed.), N., H. (ed.) & J., H. (ed.), 12/12/2016, MUM '16 Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia. ACM, p. 11-23 13 p.

Developing a Networked Public Display System

Memarovic, N., Elhart, I. & Rubegni, E., 1/07/2016, In : IEEE Pervasive Computing. 15, 3, p. 32-39 8 p.

Evaluating engagement in reading: Comparing children and adult assessors

Rubegni, E. & Landoni, M., 21/06/2016, IDC '16 Proceedings of the The 15th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children. ACM, p. 113-124 12 p.

How many roles can children play?

Landoni, M., Rubegni, E., Nicol, E. & Read, J., 21/06/2016, IDC '16 Proceedings of the The 15th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children. ACM, p. 720-725 6 p.

"A good balance of costs and benefits" - Convincing a university administration to support the installation of an interactive multi-application display system on campus

Elhart, I., Langheinrich, M., Memarovic, N., Rubegni, E., J., M. (ed.), V., K. (ed.), N., M. (ed.) & T., O., 20/06/2016, PerDis '16 Proceedings of the 5th ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays Pages 197-203. ACM, p. 197-203 7 p.

Adaptive testing by Bayesian networks with application to language assessment

Mangili, F., Bonesana, C., Antonucci, A., Zaffalon, M., Rubegni, E., Addimando, L., J., S. (ed.), A., M. (ed.) & K., P. (ed.), 7/06/2016. 3 p.

The TRiTS model: teacher roles in introducing digital technology into a school curriculum

Rubegni, E. & Landoni, M., 1/05/2016, In : Cognition, Technology and Work. 18, 2, p. 237-248 12 p.

Supporting creativity in designing story authoring tools

Rubegni, E. & Landoni, M., 2015, IDC '15 Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children. ACM, p. 287-290 4 p.

Design guidelines for more engaging electronic books: Insights from a cooperative inquiry study

Colombo, L., Landoni, M. & Rubegni, E., 2014, IDC '14 Proceedings of the 2014 conference on Interaction design and children. ACM, p. 281-284 4 p.

Fiabot! Design and evaluation of a mobile storytelling application for schools

Rubegni, E. & Landoni, M., 2014, IDC '14 Proceedings of the 2014 conference on Interaction design and children. ACM, p. 165-174 10 p.

Integrating digital storytelling in formal educational settings: A design framework

Rubegni, E. & Sabiescu, A. G., 2014, In : International Journal of Arts and Technology. 7, 1, p. 55-77 23 p.

Back-of-Device authentication on smartphones

De Luca, A., Von Zezschwitz, E., Nguyen, N. D. H., Maurer, M-E., Rubegni, E., Scipioni, M. P. & Langheinrich, M., 2013, CHI '13 Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Pages 2389-2398. ACM, p. 2389-2398 10 p.

Control and scheduling interface for public displays

Elhart, I., Memarovic, N., Langheinrich, M. & Rubegni, E., 2013, UbiComp '13 Adjunct Proceedings of the 2013 ACM conference on Pervasive and ubiquitous computing adjunct publication. ACM, p. 51-54 4 p.

Design recommendations for the development of a Digital Storytelling mobile application

Rubegni, E., Colombo, L. & Landoni, M., 2013, BCS-HCI '13 Proceedings of the 27th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference. ACM, 6 p. 39

Interactive technologies that enhance children's creativity

Decortis, F., Rubegni, E., Tillon, A. B. & Ackermann, E., 2013, IDC '13 Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children. ACM, p. 596-599 4 p.

Modelling the role of teachers in introducing portable technology to the school curriculum

Rubegni, E. & Landoni, M., 2013, ECCE '13 Proceedings of the 31st European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics. ACM, 8 p. 13

Social networked displays: Integrating networked public displays with social media

Memarovic, N., Elhart, I., Michelotti, A., Rubegni, E. & Langheinrich, M., 2013, UbiComp '13 Adjunct Proceedings of the 2013 ACM conference on Pervasive and ubiquitous computing adjunct publication. ACM, p. 55-58 4 p.

Designing "interacting places" for a student community using a communicative ecology approach

Memarovic, N., Langheinrich, M., Rubegni, E., David, A. & Elhart, I., 2012, MUM '12 Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia. ACM, 10 p. 43

Understanding reading experience to inform the design of eBooks for children

Colombo, L., Landoni, M. & Rubegni, E., 2012, IDC '12 Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children. ACM, p. 272-275 4 p.

Using public displays to stimulate passive engagement, active engagement, and discovery in Public spaces

Memarovic, N., Langheinrich, M., Alt, F., Elhart, I., Hosio, S. & Rubegni, E., 2012, MAB '12 Proceedings of the 4th Media Architecture Biennale Conference: Participation. ACM, p. 55-64 10 p.

CATS: Using scenario dramatization to rapidly design public displays for stimulating community interaction

Rubegni, E., Memarovic, N. & Langheinrich, M., 2011, SIGDOC '11Proceedings of the 29th ACM international conference on Design of communication. ACM, p. 263-266 4 p.

Talking to strangers: Using large public displays to facilitate social interaction

Rubegni, E., Memarovic, N. & Langheinrich, M., 2011, Design, User Experience, and Usability. Theory, Methods, Tools and Practice: First International Conference, DUXU 2011, Held as Part of HCI International 2011, Orlando, FL, USA, July 9-14, 2011, Proceedings, Part II. Springer, Vol. 6770 LNCS. p. 195-204 10 p.

A format to design narrative multimedia applications for cultural heritage communication

Rubegni, E., Di Blas, N., Paolini, P. & Sabiescu, A., 2010, SAC '10 Proceedings of the 2010 ACM Symposium on Applied Computing. ACM, p. 1238-1239 2 p.

AURA framework for designing effective accessible websites

Paolini, P., Rubegni, E., Terragni, A. & Vaghi, S., 2010, 2010 IEEE International Professional Comunication Conference. IEEE, p. 199-202 4 p.

Comparing canonical and digital-based narrative activities in a formal educational setting

Rubegni, E. & Paolini, P., 2010, IDC '10 Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children. ACM, p. 258-261 4 p.

Equipping higher education students with media literacy skills

Di Blas, N., Paolini, P., Rubegni, E. & Sabiescu, A., 2010, 2010 IEEE International Professional Comunication Conference. IEEE, p. 30-37 8 p.

How to build multimedia and multichannel corporate brochures

Di Blas, N., Paolini, P. & Rubegni, E., 2010, 2010 IEEE International Professional Comunication Conference. IEEE, p. 157-163 7 p.

Drama prototyping for the design of urban interactive systems for children

Alessandrini, A., Rizzo, A. & Rubegni, E., 2009, IDC '09 Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children. ACM, p. 198-201 4 p.

Why here and now

Rizzo, A., Rubegni, E. & Caporali, M., 2009, Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction. Intelligent and Ubiquitous Interaction Environments: UAHCI 2009. Stephanidis, C. (ed.). Berlin: Springer-Verlag, p. 729-737 9 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 5615).

Accessibility for blind users: An innovative framework

Rubegni, E., Paolini, P., Terragni, A. & Vaghi, S., 2008, Computers Helping People with Special Needs: 11th International Conference, ICCHP 2008, Linz, Austria, July 9-11, 2008. Proceedings. Springer, Vol. 5105 LNCS. p. 250-257 8 p.

OneThousandAndOneStories: A format for multichannel multimedia narratives

Rubegni, E., Sabiescu, A. & Paolini, P., 2008, ECCE '08 Proceedings of the 15th European conference on Cognitive ergonomics: the ergonomics of cool interaction. ACM, 2 p. 19

Wi-Wave: Urban furniture for browsing internet contents in public spaces

Rubegni, E., Brunk, J., Caporali, M., Gronvall, E., Alessandrini, A. & Rizzo, A., 2008, ECCE '08 Proceedings of the 15th European conference on Cognitive ergonomics: the ergonomics of cool interaction. New York: ACM, 10

Using personal objects as tangible interfaces for memory recollection and sharing

Mugellini, E., Rubegni, E., Gerardi, S. & Khaled, O. A., 1/10/2007, TEI'07: First International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction - Conference Proceedings. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 231-238 8 p. (TEI'07: First International Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction).

Mobile applications for helping users to keep track of their travel experience

Rubegni, E., Gerardi, S. & Caporali, M., 2007, ECCE '07 Proceedings of the 14th European conference on Cognitive ergonomics: invent! explore!. ACM, p. 311-312 2 p.

Tangible interaction based on personal objects for collecting and sharing travel experience

Mugellini, E., Rubegni, E. & Khaled, O. A., 2007, Human-Computer Interaction. Interaction Platforms and Techniques: 12th International Conference, HCI International 2007, Beijing, China, July 22-27, 2007, Proceedings, Part II. Springer, Vol. 4551 LNCS. p. 873-882 10 p.

Wi-roni: A gesture tangible interface for experiencing internet content in public spaces

Rubegni, E., Brunk, J., Caporali, M. & Rizzo, A., 2007, TMR '07 Proceedings of the 2007 workshop on Tagging, mining and retrieval of human related activity information. ACM, p. 15-22 8 p.

3is learning objects: Organization of knowledge through the capture of narrative structures

Brunk, J., Caporali, M., Rizzo, A. & Rubegni, E., 1/12/2006, Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics: Trust and Control in Complex Socio-technical Systems, ECCE-13. Association for Computing Machinery, Inc, p. 25-32 8 p. (ACM International Conference Proceeding Series; vol. 250).

Design concepts for learning spatial relationships

Benelli, G., Caporali, M., Rizzo, A. & Rubegni, E., 1/12/2001, p. 22-30. 9 p.