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:

(Read in more detail how I work.)

What I did before

I have a double-degree MSc in Human-Computer Interaction and Design from Université Paris-Saclay in France & KTH in Sweden. EIT Digital supported my studies with a two-year excellence scholarship.

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.

What else?

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.