What I do
I’m a PhD candidate in Human-Computer Interaction at The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. My supervisor is Dr. Joanna McGrenere.
I am studying how people manage their personal digital data (e.g., documents, photos, texts) using many devices and cloud platforms. In particular, I am interested in how they decide what data to keep or discard over their lifespan.
I have been studying and working in the field of HCI for more than four years. My focus is on qualitative research. I have experience with a variety of methods for data collection, analysis, and design:
- Field interviews, observations, diary studies, or surveys.
- Affinity diagramming, thematic analysis, grounded theory.
- User profiles, personas, scenarios, empathy maps.
- Paper prototyping, interactive prototyping (with tools like Sketch, InVision), video prototyping.
What I did before
I graduated in 2016 with “mention très bien” (equivalent to “summa cum laude”/“Highest Honors”). My master thesis supervisors were Wendy Mackay and Joanna McGrenere at the ex)situ lab in Paris.
I also have a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Milano-Bicocca in Italy. In between degrees, I have worked as a web developer.
I love cats, writing, scripted TV shows, and nonfiction books (with a fetish for self-help books). 🐱 📖
I used to be an editor for Serialmente and BadTV, two Italian online publications about TV. I wrote reviews and articles for several years. In 2012, I organized Censimento TV, an independent online survey about TV viewing habits and streaming in Italy.