Rosa Lanzilotti
Associate Professor PhD in Computer Science
IVU Laboratory
Dipartimento di Informatica
Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro
Via Orabona, 4 - 70125 Bari - Italy
phone: +39 080 544 3287
email: rosa.lanzilotti@uniba.it
room: 615 (6th floor)
office hours: Monday 13.30-15.30
(Students may also ask for an appointment by sending an email)
Rosa Lanzilotti

Research Interests:
Usability Engineering and UX

Curriculum

Publications

Teaching

Projects

Curriculum

Rosa Lanzilotti is associate professor at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Bari "Aldo Moro".
She is a member of the IVU (Interaction Visualization Usability and UX) Lab, where she coordinates the research on "Usability Engineering and UX", which aims at promoting the use of usability and UX practices in software development processes in industry and public institutions. Other research interests are on usability and user experience, accessibility, statistical methods for data analysis, end-user development. She is co-author of more than 80 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 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/has been the Scientific Coordinator of UniBA of two Italian projects, coordinated by the the Ministry for Economic Development (MISE).
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 Co-Chair of the “2nd International Workshop on Human Factors in Software Development Processes: Measuring System Quality”, held in conjunction with the International conference “Product-Focused Software Process Improvement” (PROFES 2016) and Co-Chair of the first International Workshop on “Human Factors in Software Development Processes” held in conjunction with the International conference “Product-Focused Software Process Improvement” (PROFES 2015). 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 SIGCHI Italy, the Italian Chapter of ACM SIGCHI.

Top of this page

Papers in International Journals

Top of this page

Courses

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)

Top of this page

Projects

She is currently (has been) involved in the following projects:

Top of this page