Francesco Vitale

I am a PhD student in Human Computer Interaction at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

I am studying how people take care of their digital data through time, across multiple devices, under the supervision of Joanna McGrenere.

fvitale (at) cs.ubc.ca 👈

Publications

Peer reviewed conference articles

CHI 2018

Hoarding and Minimalism: Tendencies in Digital Data Preservation

🏆 (Best Paper Award)

Francesco Vitale, Izabelle Janzen, and Joanna McGrenere. 2018. Hoarding and Minimalism: Tendencies in Digital Data Preservation. In Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Paper 587, 12 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3173574.3174161.

pdf | ACM

GI 2018

Control and Personalization: Experience of Notifications in Young and Old

Izabelle Janzen, Francesco Vitale, Joanna McGrenere. 2018. Control and Personalization: Experience of Notifications in Young and Old. To appear in Proceedings of the 44th Graphics Interface Conference (GI ‘18).

ACM (coming soon)

CHI 2017

High Costs and Small Benefits: a Field Study of How Users Experience Operating System Upgrades

Francesco Vitale, Joanna McGrenere, Aurélien Tabard, Michel Beaudouin-Lafon, Wendy Mackay. 2017. High Costs and Small Benefits: A Field Study of How Users Experience Operating System Upgrades. In Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ‘17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 4242-4253.

pdf | ACM

About me

I have a double Master’s Degree with a major in Human Computer Interaction and Design from Université Paris-Saclay in France and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Sweden. I worked on my master thesis under the supervision of Wendy Mackay and Joanna McGrenere at the ex)situ lab. I graduated in 2016 with a “mention très bien” (GPA: 16+/20).

My studies were part of the EIT Digital Master School, an initiative of the European Union, from which I received an excellence scholarship for two years. I also have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Milan-Bicocca in Italy, where I'm from :)

In between studies I have worked as a front-end developer, both as a freelance and full-time in digital agencies.