PhD student in Computer Science
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Rosa Lanzilotti is assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Bari "Aldo Moro".
Her research interests are on Human-Computer Interaction and, in particular, usability and user experience, accessibility, technology-enhanced learning, statistical methods for data analysis, end-user development, UX practices in industry and public institutions. She is co-authors of more than 60 papers published in journals, international conferences and collections.
She got her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Bari on May 2006. Among the innovative contributions of her Ph.D. thesis, Rosa Lanzilotti has defined and applied a methodology for evaluating the quality of e-learning systems, called ELSE (e-Learning Systematic Evaluation) methodology, which combines inspection and usability testing to achieve more reliable results. She developed the Pattern-Based inspection, which uses a set of evaluation patterns describing in details the activities that the inspectors must perform to make accurate evaluations. Her main publication about this research work is in the International Journal on Human-Computer Studies, one of the most important journals in HCI. Her experience with e-learning interfaces was valuable in the Italian FIRB projects VICE (2003-2005) and L4All (2009-2011), in which she played a very active role.
She has been working in multi-disciplinary teams involving experts in human-computer interaction, software engineering, history, archaeology, middle school students and teachers, in order to design, develop and evaluate several educational games, which run on various devices, including mobile devices and large multi-touch screens. Part of this work was carried out within the Italian MIUR project CHAT (2006-2008). The results are published in prestigious venues, including ACM Transaction on CHI. She was primarily involved in the evaluation of the user experience and of the learning effectiveness of such games, due to her experience in evaluation methods, including field studies, and in the analysis of the collected data. Another significant result of this work is the patent n. 1401512, approved in August 2013, of which she is one of the inventors: it concerns a multimedia framework and a method to support the visit of a site of interest.
Rosa Lanzilotti is also interested in End-User Development (EUD). The two domains in which EUD approaches have been experimented are: health care and cultural heritage. Again, participatory teams were set up with domain experts, i.e. physicians and nurses in the medical domain and experts of cultural heritage, respectively. Some results of these studies were described in the Journal of Visual Languages and Computing in 2012 and 2014.
She works (has worked) in other projects (e.g. DEVISU, FAIRSNET, EUD-Net, DIPIS, VINCENTE) sponsored by European and Italian organizations. She was Substitute Member of the Italian Management Committee in the EU COST Action IC0904 "TWINTIDE (ToWards INtegration of Trans-sectorial IT Design and Evaluation)".
In July 2013, she was teacher of the SURGEOM (SUbject-driven Role-Guided Externalization of Organizational Models) summer school held at Johannes Kepler University of Linz (Austria), organised within the Erasmus-IP EU programme. Forty students coming from 6 European countries attended the school. She gave invited talks on her research topics. In particular, in September 2012 she was invited speaker at the workshop "Contribution of Intranet portals to intellectual capital development in service organizations", held at Gdansk University of Technology and sponsored by the Polish National; the title of her talk was "Use of patterns in the evaluation of e-learning systems". In 2009, she gave a talk on "Possibilities and challenges of mobile learning" to the PhD students of the Manchester Business School. In 2005, she was visiting researcher at the School of Informatics of the University of Manchester (UK).
Rosa Lanzilotti attended several international and national conferences to present her published works. She is/has been member of organizing/program committees or reviewer of the major international conferences in Human-Computer Interaction, such as CHI, NordiCHI, AVI, INTERACT, IUI, HCI International, VL/HCC, SEKE. She is Paper Co-Chair of AVI 2016, and was Proceedings Chair of AVI 2014 and Proceedings Co-Chair of CHItaly 2013, Publicity Co-Chair of IS-EUD 2011 and Demo Co-Chair of IDC 2009. She was in the Organizing Committee of the closing conferences of the COST Actions in which she was involved, i.e. MAUSE in 2009 and TWINTIDE in 2013.
She is member of the Italian Working Group on Usability, called GLU (Gruppo di Lavoro per l’Usabilità). This group is related to the Italian Ministry of Public Administration and it is doing a great work in order to improve the usability of Public Administration websites and other e-government systems. She is the Scientific Coordinator of UniBA of the Italian project "PA ++ per una Pubblica Amministrazione + mobile e + usabile: progettazione e valutazione dell'usabilità dei siti web e dei servizi online delle PA su dispositivi mobili", coordinated by the the Ministry for Economic Development (MISE).
She is member of ACM (membership number: 2175018), and SIGCHI Italy, the Italian Chapter of ACM SIGCHI.
Degree in Computer Science (Laurea Triennale in Informatica e Comunicazione Digitale, Taranto)
Degree in Computer Science (Laurea Triennale in Informatica, Brindisi)
Degree in Computer Science ( Laurea Triennale in Informatica, Bari)
Degree in Computer Science (Laurea Triennale in Informatica e Tecnologie per la Produzione del Software, Bari)
She is currently (has been) involved in the following projects: