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.

info (at) francescovitale.com

Publications

Peer reviewed conference articles

CHI 2018

Hoarding and Minimalism: Tendencies in Digital Data Preservation

🏆 (Best Paper Award)

Francesco Vitale, Izabelle Janzen, Joanna McGrenere. 2018. Hoarding and Minimalism: Tendencies in Digital Data Preservation. To appear in Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ‘18).

pdf | ACM (coming soon)

CHI 2017

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

Francesco Vitale, Joanna McGrenere, AurĂ©lien 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 UniversitĂ© 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 trĂšs 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.