I received my Laurea degree in Architecture at the IUAV University in Venice.

In 2000 I received my PhD in Computer Science from the Consortium of Universities of Bologna, Padova and Venice, with the thesis “Desktop 3D interfaces for Internet users: efficiency and usability issues”. From 2000 to 2004 I was a post-doc fellow at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

Currently I am Associate Professor at the Dept. of Environmental Sciences, Informatics and Statistics of the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

I teach in several courses of my University, including:

  • Human Computer Interaction for the Computer Science undergraduate students
  • Human Computer Interaction and Information Visualization for the Computer Science master students
  • Web and User Experience Design for the Digital and Public Humanities master students

I have contributed since the start to the courses of the degree in New Technologies for the Arts at the Fine Arts Academy of Venice, one of the first degrees of this kind in Italy. Currently I teach:

  • Interaction Design for the NTA undergraduate students
  • Interactive Systems for the NTA master students

My current research interests include both theoretical and application oriented aspects of HCI in web-based and ubiquitous contexts, with a particular reference to interaction in mixed reality, tangible interfaces, adaptivity, multimodality and universal access to information, with applications in the fields of art, cultural heritage, digital humanities and environmental sciences.

Since 1997 I am affiliated to the Association for Computing Machinery and to the Special Interest Group on Computer Human Interaction (SIGCHI). I have published more than  90 papers in international refereed conferences and journals.

My activity includes also collaborations with industrial partners, public and cultural institutions, such as: BMW Italia, La Biennale di Venezia, Palazzo Grassi, Pinacoteca Giovanni e Marella Agnelli al Lingotto, Regione Veneto.