Research Profile

Luigina Ciolfi

Biography

I joined UCC and the School of Applied Psychology in 2020 as Professor of Human-Computer Interaction and member of the People and Technology research group.
I hold a Laurea (BA+MA) summa cum laude from the University of Siena (Italy) and a PhD from the University of Limerick, both specialising in Human-Computer Interaction. I have extensive work experience in academia in Ireland, the UK and Italy. I was previously Professor of Human Centred Computing at Sheffield Hallam University (UK), Lecturer and Senior Researcher at the University of Limerick, and held visiting roles at Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute and at the University of Rome Tor Vergata.

My core research interest is the human experience of and practices around digital technologies, particularly when collaboration, cooperation and coordination are involved. The sub-area of HCI that I contribute to the most is CSCW - Computer-Supported Cooperative Work. My research connects social sciences, computing and design. 
I have worked on many national and international research projects in two main domains: museums and cultural heritage sites; and non-institutional workplaces (i.e. how people manage to work through technology when they are at home, or on the move in cafes, airports, hotels, etc.). I am very interested in participatory methodologies and in studying the process of how technology is collaboratively designed. 

I have published extensively in my field and led several research teams and academic committees. I have been an invited speaker in thirteen countries (including 8 keynotes), and served as an expert reviewer for many universities and for national and international agencies, including the European Commission. I was a member of the National Consultation Panel on Cultural Heritage and Global Change (The Heritage Council of Ireland), and Steering Committee member for ACM CSCW (2016-2020) and EUSSET - The European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies (2016-2019).
I am a Member of the British Psychological Society and a Senior Member of the ACM.

Full details about my professional activities can be found at: https://luiginaciolfi.net/



Research Interests

Human-Computer Interaction
Computer-Supported Cooperative Work
Social Computing
Participatory Design
Qualitative Methods
Cultural Heritage Technologies
Digital Cultural Heritage
Mobilities
Socio-Technical Systems

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2020)Made To Work: Mobilising Contemporary Worklives.
Breda Gray, Luigina Ciolfi, Aparecido Fabiano Pinatti de Carvalho (2020) Made To Work: Mobilising Contemporary Worklives. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2019)Human-Computer Interactions in Museums.
Eva Hornecker, Luigina Ciolfi (2019) Human-Computer Interactions in Museums. Williston, VT: Morgan & Claypool. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2020)'Creating tangible interactions with cultural heritage: lessons learned from a large scale, long term co-design project'
Avram G.;Ciolfi L.;Maye L. (2020) 'Creating tangible interactions with cultural heritage: lessons learned from a large scale, long term co-design project'. Codesign, 16 (3):251-266 [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'From Work to Life and Back Again: Examining the Digitally-Mediated Work/Life Practices of a Group of Knowledge Workers'
Ciolfi L.;Lockley E. (2018) 'From Work to Life and Back Again: Examining the Digitally-Mediated Work/Life Practices of a Group of Knowledge Workers'. Computer Supported Cooperative Work: Cscw: An International Journal, 27 (3-6):803-839 [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'On the perceptual aesthetics of interactive objects'
Soranzo A;Petrelli D;Ciolfi L;Reidy J; (2018) 'On the perceptual aesthetics of interactive objects'. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 71 (12) [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Supporting Place-Specific Interaction through a Physical/Digital Assembly'
Ciolfi L.;McLoughlin M. (2018) 'Supporting Place-Specific Interaction through a Physical/Digital Assembly'. Human-Computer Interaction, 33 (5-6):499-543 [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Containers of Stories: using co-design and digital augmentation to empower the museum community and create novel experiences of heritage at a house museum'
Claisse C.;Ciolfi L.;Petrelli D. (2017) 'Containers of Stories: using co-design and digital augmentation to empower the museum community and create novel experiences of heritage at a house museum'. Design Journal, 20 (sup1):S2906-S2918 [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Post-Fordist reconfigurations of gender, work and life: theory and practice'
Gray B;Ciolfi L;de Carvalho AFP;D'Andrea A;Wixted L; (2017) 'Post-Fordist reconfigurations of gender, work and life: theory and practice'. British Journal of Sociology, 68 (4) [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Work Practices, Nomadicity and the Mediational Role of Technology'
Ciolfi L.; De Carvalho A. F. P. (2014) 'Work Practices, Nomadicity and the Mediational Role of Technology'. Computer Supported Cooperative Work: Cscw: An International Journal, 23 (2):119-136 [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Methodological Challenges and Innovations in Mobilities Research'
D'Andrea A.;Ciolfi L.;Gray B. (2011) 'Methodological Challenges and Innovations in Mobilities Research'. Mobilities, 6 (2):149-160 [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'Museum Management and Curatorship'
Ciolfi L.;Bannon L.;Fernstrom M. (2008) 'Museum Management and Curatorship'. 23 (4):353-365 [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'Place as Dialogue: Understanding and Supporting the Museum Experience'
McCarthy, J;Ciolfi, L (2008) 'Place as Dialogue: Understanding and Supporting the Museum Experience'. International Journal of Heritage Studies, 14 :247-267 [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'Settings for collaboration: The role of place'
Ciolfi L.;Fitzpatrick G.;Bannon L. (2008) 'Settings for collaboration: The role of place'. Computer Supported Cooperative Work: Cscw: An International Journal, 17 (2-3):91-96 [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Designing Hybrid Places: merging interaction design, ubiquitous technologies and geographies of the museum space'
Ciolfi, L. and Bannon L.J. (2007) 'Designing Hybrid Places: merging interaction design, ubiquitous technologies and geographies of the museum space'. Codesign, 3 (3):159-180 [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Supporting Affective Experiences of Place Through Interaction Design'
Luigina Ciolfi (2007) 'Supporting Affective Experiences of Place Through Interaction Design'. Codesign, 3 (s1):183-198 [DOI] [Details]
(2006)'Space to reflect: combinatory methods for developing student interaction design projects in public spaces'
Lennon, M., Bannon, L.J. Ciolfi, L. (2006) 'Space to reflect: combinatory methods for developing student interaction design projects in public spaces'. Codesign, 2 (2):53-69 [DOI] [Details]
(2004)'Understanding spaces as places: extending interaction design paradigms'
Luigina Ciolfi (2004) 'Understanding spaces as places: extending interaction design paradigms'. Cognition Technology and Work,   [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2020)'Magic as technological Utopia? Unpacking issues of interactivity and infrastructuring in the Potterverse'
Luigina Ciolfi (2020) 'Magic as technological Utopia? Unpacking issues of interactivity and infrastructuring in the Potterverse' In: Cultural politics in Harry Potter: life, death and politics of fear. New York: Routledge.   [Details]
(2016)'Digital Social Interactions in the City: Reflecting on location-based social media'
Luigina Ciolfi, Gabriela Avram (2016) 'Digital Social Interactions in the City: Reflecting on location-based social media' In: Code and the City. London: Routledge.   [Details]
(2015)'Co-Design to Empower Cultural Heritage Professionals as Technology Designers: The meSch Project'
Ciolfi, L., Petrelli, D., McDermott, F., Avram, G. and van Dijk, D. (2015) 'Co-Design to Empower Cultural Heritage Professionals as Technology Designers: The meSch Project' In: Empowering Users Through Design. London: Springer. [Details]
(2015)'Embodiment and Place Experience in Heritage Technology Design'
Luigina Ciolfi (2015) 'Embodiment and Place Experience in Heritage Technology Design' In: The International Handbook of Museum Studies. London: Blackwell. [Details]
(2013)'Space and Place in Digital Technology Research: a Theoretical Overview'
Luigina Ciolfi (2013) 'Space and Place in Digital Technology Research: a Theoretical Overview' In: Price, S., Jewitt, C. and Brown, B (eds). The Sage Handbook of Digital Technology Research. London: Sage. [Details]
(2012)'Social Traces: Visitor­Generated Content and the Creation of Shared Heritage'
Luigina Ciolfi (2012) 'Social Traces: Visitor­Generated Content and the Creation of Shared Heritage' In: Giaccardi, E (eds). Heritage and Social Media. New York: Routledge. [Details]
(2011)'The Making of Nomadic Work: Understanding the Mediational Role of ICTs'
De Carvalho, A.F.P., Ciolfi, L. and Gray, B. (2011) 'The Making of Nomadic Work: Understanding the Mediational Role of ICTs' In: Handbook of Research on Mobility and Computing: Evolving Technologies and Ubiquitous Impacts. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.   [Details]
(2011)'Augmented Places: Exploring human experience of technology at the boundary between physical and digital worlds'
Luigina Ciolfi (2011) 'Augmented Places: Exploring human experience of technology at the boundary between physical and digital worlds' In: Strumper-Krobb, S. and James Chakraborty, K (eds). Crossing Borders. Space Beyond Disciplines. New York: Peter Lang. [Details]
(2007)'From the Disappearing Computer to Living Exhibitions: Shaping Interactivity in Museum Settings'
Bowers, J., Bannon, L., Fraser, M., Hindmarsh, J., Benford, S., Heath C., Taxén, G. and Ciolfi, L. (2007) 'From the Disappearing Computer to Living Exhibitions: Shaping Interactivity in Museum Settings' In: The Disappearing Computer: Interaction Design, System Infrastructures and Applications for Smart Environments. Heidelberg: Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science. [Details]
(2005)'Space, place and the design of technologically enhanced physical environments'
Ciolfi, L. and Bannon, L.J. (2005) 'Space, place and the design of technologically enhanced physical environments' In: Turner, P. and E. Davenport (eds). Space, Spatiality and Technology. London: Springer. [Details]
(2005)'Combinatory Methods for Developing Student Interaction Design Projects'
Lennon, M., Bannon, L.J., Ciolfi, L. (2005) 'Combinatory Methods for Developing Student Interaction Design Projects' In: P. A. Rodgers, Brodhurst, L., & Hepburn, D (eds). Crossing Design Boundaries. London: Taylor & Francis. [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2019)'Co-design goes large'
Avram G.;Ciolfi L.;Spedale S.;Roberts D.;Petrelli D. (2019) 'Co-design goes large' Interactions, 26 (5) :59-63. [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Can digital interactions support new dialogue around heritage?'
Ciolfi L. (2018) 'Can digital interactions support new dialogue around heritage?' Interactions, 25 (2) :24-25. [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Walking and designing with cultural heritage volunteers'
Ciolfi L.;Petrelli D. (2016) 'Walking and designing with cultural heritage volunteers' Interactions, 23 (1) :46-51. [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Integrating material and digital: A new way for cultural heritage'
Petrelli D.;Ciolfi L.;Van Dijk D.;Hornecker E.;Not E.;Schmidt A. (2013) 'Integrating material and digital: A new way for cultural heritage' Interactions, 20 (4) :58-63. [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Of turf fires, fine linen, and porter cake: Design for living history'
Ciolfi L.;McLoughlin M. (2012) 'Of turf fires, fine linen, and porter cake: Design for living history' Interactions, 19 (5) :18-21. [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'The Shannon portal installation: Interaction design for public places'
Ciolfi L.;Fernström M.;Bannon L.;Deshpande P.;Gallagher P.;McGettrick C.;Quinn N.;Shirley S. (2007) 'The Shannon portal installation: Interaction design for public places' Computer, 40 (7) :64-71. [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2020)Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
Claisse C.;Petrelli D.;Ciolfi L.;Dulake N.;Marshall M.T.;Durrant A.C. (2020) Crafting Critical Heritage Discourses into Interactive Exhibition Design Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings [DOI] [Details]
(2020)Proceedings of the 18th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work: The International Venue on Practice-centred Computing on the Design of Cooperation Technologies - Exploratory Papers
Ciolfi, L.; Gray, B.; De Carvalho, A. F. P. (2020) Making Home Work Places Proceedings of the 18th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work: The International Venue on Practice-centred Computing on the Design of Cooperation Technologies - Exploratory Papers [DOI] [Details]
(2019)Proc. Of ECSCW 2019 – Exploratory Papers
Ciolfi, L. and Lockley, E. (2019) Exploring flash fiction for the collaborative interpretation of qualitative data Proc. Of ECSCW 2019 – Exploratory Papers [Details]
(2019)Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
Cecchinato M.E.;Rooksby J.;Hiniker A.;Munson S.;Lukoff K.;Ciolfi L.;Thieme A.;Harrison D. (2019) Designing for digital wellbeing: A research & practice agenda Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings [DOI] [Details]
(2019)ACM International Conference Proceeding Series
Giglitto D.;Claisse C.;Ciolfi L.;Lockley E. (2019) Bridging cultural heritage and communities through digital technologies: Understanding perspectives and challenges ACM International Conference Proceeding Series , pp.81-91 [DOI] [Details]
(2018)DigitalHERITAGE 2018
Claisse, C., Petrelli, D., Marshall, M. and Ciolfi, L. (2018) Multisensory Interactive Storytelling to Augment the Visit of a Historical House Museum DigitalHERITAGE 2018 [Details]
(2017)Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW
De Carvalho A.F.P.;Ciolfi L.;Gray B. (2017) Detailing a spectrum of motivational forces shaping nomadic practices Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW , pp.962-977 [DOI] [Details]
(2017)DIS 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems
Maye L.;Bouchard D.;Avram G.;Ciolfi L. (2017) Supporting cultural heritage professionals adopting and shaping interactive technologies in museums DIS 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems , pp.221-232 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)TEI 2016 - Proceedings of the 10th Anniversary Conference on Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction
Petrelli D.;Soranzo A.;Ciolfi L.;Reidy J. (2016) Exploring the aesthetics of tangible interaction: Experiments on the perception of hybrid objects TEI 2016 - Proceedings of the 10th Anniversary Conference on Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction , pp.100-108 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW
Fischer J.E.;Porcheron M.;Lucero A.;Quigley A.;Scott S.D.;Ciolfi L.;Rooksby J.;Memarovic N. (2016) Collocated interaction: New challenges in 'same time, same place' research Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW , pp.465-472 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW
Bjørn P.;Ciolfi L.;Ackerman M.;Fitzpatrick G.;Wulf V. (2016) Practice-based CSCW research: ECSCW bridging across the atlantic Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW , pp.210-220 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)TEI 2016 - Proceedings of the 10th Anniversary Conference on Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction
Marshall M.;Dulake N.;Ciolfi L.;Duranti D.;Kockelkorn H.;Petrelli D. (2016) Using tangible smart replicas as controls for an interactive museum exhibition TEI 2016 - Proceedings of the 10th Anniversary Conference on Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction , pp.159-167 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW
Ciolfi L.;Avram G.;Maye L.;Dulake N.;Marshall M.;Van Dijk D.;McDermott F. (2016) Articulating co-design in museums: Reflections on two participatory processes Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW , pp.13-25 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)ACM International Conference Proceeding Series
Ciolfi L.;Damala A.;Hornecker E.;Lechner M.;Maye L.;Petrelli D. (2015) Cultural heritage communities: Technologies and challenges ACM International Conference Proceeding Series , pp.149-152 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)ACM International Conference Proceeding Series
Ciolfi L.;Petrelli D. (2015) Studying a community of volunteers at a historic cemetery to inspire interaction concepts ACM International Conference Proceeding Series , pp.139-148 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)Work in Progress track, TEI 2014 – Intl. Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction Conference
Hornecker, E., Honauer, M. and Ciolfi, L. (2014) Technology Augmentation of Historic Cemeteries – A Cross-Site Comparison Work in Progress track, TEI 2014 – Intl. Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction Conference [Details]
(2014)Proceedings of the NordiCHI 2014: The 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Fun, Fast, Foundational
Maye L.;McDermott F.;Ciolfi L.;Avram G. (2014) Interactive exhibitions design - What can we learn from cultural heritage professionals? Proceedings of the NordiCHI 2014: The 8th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Fun, Fast, Foundational , pp.598-607 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)iHCI 2014 - The 8th Irish Human-Computer Interaction Conference
Hornecker, E., Honauer, M. and Ciolfi, L. (2014) Exploring Historical Cemeteries as a Site for Technological Augmentation iHCI 2014 - The 8th Irish Human-Computer Interaction Conference [Details]
(2013)Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
Giaccardi E.;Ciolfi L.;Hornecker E.;Speed C.;Bardzell S.;Rozendaal M.;Stappers P.J.;Hekkert P. (2013) Explorations in Social Interaction Design Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings , pp.3259-3262 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)Proceedings of NODEM 2013 – Nordic Digital Excellence in Museums
Ciolfi, L., Petrelli, D., Caparrelli, F., Dulake, N., Goldberg, R., Marshall, M.T. and Willox, M. (2013) Exploring Historical, Social and Natural Heritage: Challenges for Tangible Interaction Design at Sheffield General Cemetery Proceedings of NODEM 2013 – Nordic Digital Excellence in Museums [Details]
(2013)Proceedings of ECSCW 2013
Luigina Ciolfi (2013) The Collaborative Work of Heritage: Open Challenges for CSCW Proceedings of ECSCW 2013 [Details]
(2012)Proceedings of COOP 2012
Ciolfi, L., Gray, B. and D’Andrea A. (2012) Social Aspects of Place Experience in Nomadic Work/Life Practices . In: Dugdale, J., Masclet, C., Grasso, A. and Boujut, J-F eds. Proceedings of COOP 2012 [Details]
(2012)Proceedings of IADIS Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction 2012
Keane, K., Nisi, V. and Ciolfi, L. (2012) Experience Prototyping: Gathering Rich Understandings to Guide Design Proceedings of IADIS Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction 2012 [Details]
(2012)NordiCHI 2012: Making Sense Through Design - Proceedings of the 7th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Ciolfi L.;Mcloughlin M. (2012) Designing for meaningful visitor engagement at a living history museum NordiCHI 2012: Making Sense Through Design - Proceedings of the 7th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , pp.69-78 [DOI] [Details]
(2012)Museum and Design Disciplines
Luigina Ciolfi (2012) Place-centred Interaction Design: Situated Participation and Co-creation in Places of Heritage . In: Ballarin, M. and Dalla Mura, M eds. Museum and Design Disciplines Venice, [Details]
(2011)Proceedings of Museums and the Web 2011
Ciolfi, L. and McLoughlin, M. (2011) Physical Keys to Digital Memories: Reflecting on the role of tangible artefacts in Reminisce Proceedings of Museums and the Web 2011 [Details]
(2011)Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings
McLoughlin M.;Ciolfi L. (2011) Design interventions for open-air museums: Applying and extending the principles of assembly Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings , pp.553-556 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)EUROQUAL Conference International Perspectives on Qualitative Research in the Social Sciences
Ciolfi, L., McLoughlin, M. and L. J. Bannon (2010) The Space of the Visit in Open-Air Museums EUROQUAL Conference International Perspectives on Qualitative Research in the Social Sciences [Details]
(2010)NODEM 2010: From Place to Presence, A biannual conference on digital media and heritage
Ciolfi, L. and McLoughlin, M. (2010) Challenges for the Technological Augmentation of Open-Air Museums: Bridging Buildings, Artefacts and Activities NODEM 2010: From Place to Presence, A biannual conference on digital media and heritage [Details]
(2008)Proceedings of iHCI 2008
Ciolfi, L., McLoughlin, M. and Bannon, L. (2008) Lessons from a Walk in the Park: Augmenting the Visitor Experience at Heritage Sites . In: McCarthy, J., Pitt, I. and Kirakowski, J eds. Proceedings of iHCI 2008 [Details]
(2007)CREATE07 – Proceedings of the Conference on Creative Inventions, Innovations and Everyday Designs in HCI
Luigina Ciolfi (2007) Taking a walk: investigating personal paths in the museum space . In: Golightly, D., Rose, T., Wong, B.L.W., Light, A eds. CREATE07 – Proceedings of the Conference on Creative Inventions, Innovations and Everyday Designs in HCI [Details]
(2007)Proceedings of ICHIM 2007
Ciolfi, L., Bannon, L. J. and Fernströ (2007) Visitors contributions as cultural heritage: designing for participation Proceedings of ICHIM 2007 [Details]
(2006)Inventivity: Teaching theory, design and innovation in HCI, Proceedings of HCIEd2006
Ciolfi, L.; Cooke, M. (2006) HCI for Interaction designers: communicating the bigger picture Inventivity: Teaching theory, design and innovation in HCI, Proceedings of HCIEd2006 [Details]
(2005)Proceedings of EACE2005
Ciolfi, L., Bartolucci, I. and Murphy, D. (2005) Meaningful interactions for meaningful places: investigating the relationships between nomadic work, tangible artefacts and the physical environment . In: N. Marmaras, T. Kontogiannis, D. Nathanael eds. Proceedings of EACE2005 [Details]
(2005)Proceedings of the 3rd Engineering and Product Design Educational International Conference
Lennon, M., Bannon L.J. and Ciolfi, L. (2005) Combinatory Methods for Developing Student Interaction Design Projects Proceedings of the 3rd Engineering and Product Design Educational International Conference [Details]
(2005)Proceedings of EARLI 2005, Integrating Multiple Perspectives on Effective Learning Environments. 11th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction
Hall, T., Bannon, L., Ciolfi, L., & Murphy, E. (2005) Disappearing technology, emerging interactivity: designing ubiquitous computing to enhance children's learning in museums Proceedings of EARLI 2005, Integrating Multiple Perspectives on Effective Learning Environments. 11th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction [Details]
(2004)ACM SIGCHI International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology ACE 2004
Fraser, M, Bowers, J, Brundell, P, O'Malley, C, Reeves, S, Benford, S, Ciolfi, L, Ferris, K, Gallagher, P, Hall, T, Bannon, L, Taxen G, Hellstrom, S. (2004) Re-tracing the Past: Mixing Realities in Museum Settings ACM SIGCHI International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology ACE 2004 [Details]
(2004)Proceedings of DIS04
Ferris, K., Bannon, L., Ciolfi, L., Gallagher, P., Hall, T. and M. Lennon (2004) Shaping Experiences in the Hunt Museum: A Design Case Study Proceedings of DIS04 [DOI] [Details]
(2004)ICLS '04: Proceedings of the 6th international conference on Learning sciences
Hall, T., Bannon, L., Ciolfi, L., Ferris, K., Gallagher, P., Hickey, N. and A. Hedman (2004) Tools for open interpretation: using novel, non-desktop computing to support multiple perspectives in children's historical understanding ICLS '04: Proceedings of the 6th international conference on Learning sciences [Details]
(2003)Proceedings of HCI International 2003
Ciolfi, L. and L. Bannon (2003) Learning from Museum Visits: Shaping Design Sensitivities Proceedings of HCI International 2003 [Details]
(2003)Proceedings of EdTech2003: The Fourth Annual Irish Educational Technology Users
Hall, T., Ciolfi, L., Ferris, K., Bannon, L., Gallagher, P. and N. Hickey (2003) The Second Living Exhibition of the SHAPE project: supporting innovative exploration of artefacts with novel learning technology in the museum Proceedings of EdTech2003: The Fourth Annual Irish Educational Technology Users [Details]
(2002)Proceedings of ICLS02, International Conference of Learning Sciences
Hall, T., Ciolfi, L, Hickey, N., and L. Bannon (2002) From hands-on to minds-on: toward the design of interaction and technology to enhance children's learning in a museum Proceedings of ICLS02, International Conference of Learning Sciences [Details]
(2002)Proceedings of ECCE11, European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics
Ciolfi, L. and L. Bannon (2002) Designing Interactive Museum Exhibits : Enhancing visitor curiosity through augmented artefacts Proceedings of ECCE11, European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics [Details]
(2002)Interaction Design and Children 2002
Hall, T., Ciolfi, L., Hickey, N. and L. Bannon (2002) Design to Enhance Children's Interaction in a Museum Interaction Design and Children 2002 [Details]
(2002)Irish Ergonomics Review, Proceedings of the Irish Ergonomics Society Annual Conference
Ciolfi, L. and L. Bannon (2002) Observing, Analysing, Designing: Towards enhanced interactive museum exhibits . In: Gallwey, T., Waldmann, T., O'Sullivan, L eds. Irish Ergonomics Review, Proceedings of the Irish Ergonomics Society Annual Conference [Details]
(2001)Proceedings of VAST01 Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage
Hall, T., Ciolfi, L., Bannon, L., Fraser, M., Benford, S., Bowers, J., Greenhalgh, C., Hellström, S.O., Izadi, S. and H. Schnädelbach (2001) The Visitor as Virtual Archaeologist: Explorations in Mixed Reality Technology to Enhance Educational and Social Interaction in the Museum Proceedings of VAST01 Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage [DOI] [Details]
(2001)Ubicomp 2001
Benford, S., Bowers, J., Chandler, P., Ciolfi, L., Fraser, M., Greenhalgh, C., Hall, T., Hellström, S.O., Izadi, S., Rodden, T., Schnädelbach, H. and I. Taylor (2001) Unearthing virtual history: using diverse interfaces to reveal hidden virtual worlds . In: G.D. Abowd, B. Brumitt, S. Shafer eds. Ubicomp 2001   [Details]
(2001)Proceedings of ICHIM01 International Cultural Heritage Informatics Meeting
Ciolfi, L., Bannon, L., and M. Fernström (2001) Envisioning and Evaluating ‘Out-of-Storage’ Solutions . In: Bearman, D. & Garzotto, F eds. Proceedings of ICHIM01 International Cultural Heritage Informatics Meeting [Details]
(2000)Proceedings of i3Annual Conference 2000
Marti, P., Ciolfi, L. and F. Gabrielli (2000) Designing auditory spaces Proceedings of i3Annual Conference 2000 [Details]
(1998)AI*IA 1998-Atti Del Convegno Dell’Associazione Italiana Per l’Intelligenza Artificiale
Ciolfi, L. and F. Pucci (1998) HIPS: Navigare lo Spazio Virtuale entro lo Spazio Fisico AI*IA 1998-Atti Del Convegno Dell’Associazione Italiana Per l’Intelligenza Artificiale [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2019)Ethnographies of Collaborative Economies Conference Proceedings
Travlou, P. and Ciolfi, L (Ed.). (2019) Ethnographies of Collaborative Economies Conference Proceedings Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh. [Details]
(2018)Cultural Heritage Communities: Technologies and Challenges
Ciolfi, L., Damala, A., Hornecker, E., Lechner, M. and Maye, L (Ed.). (2018) Cultural Heritage Communities: Technologies and Challenges London: Routledge.   [Details]
(2017)Proceedings of the ECSCW 2017 Workshop on Nomadic Cultures Beyond Work Practices
De Carvalho, A. F. P., Rossitto, C., Lampinen, A., Ciolfi, L. and Gray, B (Ed.). (2017) Proceedings of the ECSCW 2017 Workshop on Nomadic Cultures Beyond Work Practices Siegen: International Reports on Socio-Informatics.   [Details]
(2014)COOP 2014 – Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems
Rossitto, C., Ciolfi, L., Martin, D. and Conein, B (Ed.). (2014) COOP 2014 – Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems London: Springer. [Details]
(2013)Magic Is Might 2012: Proceedings of the International Conference
Ciolfi, L. and O’Brien, G (Ed.). (2013) Magic Is Might 2012: Proceedings of the International Conference Sheffield: Sheffield Hallam University. [Details]
(2013)ECSCW 2013: Proceedings of the Thirteenth European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work
Bertelsen, O.W., Ciolfi, L., Grasso, M.A. and Papadopoulos, G.A (Ed.). (2013) ECSCW 2013: Proceedings of the Thirteenth European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work London: Springer. [Details]
(2011)ECSCW’11 Proceedings of the Twelfth European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work
Bødker, S., Bouvin, N.O., Lutters, W., Wulf, V. and Ciolfi, L (Ed.). (2011) ECSCW’11 Proceedings of the Twelfth European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work London: Springer. [Details]
(2011)Proceedings of the International Conference “Re-thinking Technology in Museums 2011: Emerging Experiences
Ciolfi, L., Scott, K., and Barbieri, S (Ed.). (2011) Proceedings of the International Conference “Re-thinking Technology in Museums 2011: Emerging Experiences Limerick: University of Limerick. [Details]
(2010)iHCI 2010. Proceedings of the Fourth Irish Human-Computer Interaction Conference
Byrne, D., Lee, H., Smeaton, A. and Ciolfi, L (Ed.). (2010) iHCI 2010. Proceedings of the Fourth Irish Human-Computer Interaction Conference Dublin: Dublin City University. [Details]
(2009)ECSCW’09 Proceedings of the Eleventh European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work
Balka, E., Ciolfi, L., Simone, C., Tellioğlu, H. and Wagner, I (Ed.). (2009) ECSCW’09 Proceedings of the Eleventh European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work London: Springer. [Details]
(2007)Proceedings of iHCI07 - The First Irish Human-Computer Interaction Conference
Ciolfi, L. and Bannon, L.J (Ed.). (2007) Proceedings of iHCI07 - The First Irish Human-Computer Interaction Conference Limerick: University of Limerick. [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2008)Enhancing the Visitor Experience at Visitor Attractions Through the Adoption of Information and Communications Technology.
Deegan, J., Hayes, M., Bannon, L. and Ciolfi, L. (2008) Enhancing the Visitor Experience at Visitor Attractions Through the Adoption of Information and Communications Technology. Failte Ireland, Dublin. [Details]

Editorship

 YearPublication
(2016)HCI at the boundary of work and life.
Grönvall E.;Ciolfi L.;Avram G.;Rossitto C.;Barkhuus L. (2016) HCI at the boundary of work and life. Editorship [DOI] [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2020Visiting Researcher Sheffield Hallam University
2020MUSSI Visiting Research Fellowship Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute
2018SHU Research Excellence Award Sheffield Hallam University
2017Nomination - Inspirational Supervisor Award Sheffield Hallam University
2017Best Paper Award ACM DIS 2017 Designing Interactive Systems 2017
2017Best Paper Award, ACM CSCW 2017 CSCW 2017
2015Nomination - Inspirational Teaching Award Sheffield Hallam University
2015C&T 2015 Best Paper Award Communities & Technologies 2015
2001ECCE11 Best Paper Award European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics
2000Award “Premio di Laurea “Luigi Bonelli”” Società Dante Alighieri

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
British Psychological Society Member/
European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies Member/
Association for Computing Machinery Senior Member/

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
UCC Professor in HCI, School of Applied Psychology02-NOV-20 /
Sheffield Hallam University Professor of Human Centred Computing01-FEB-17 / 30-OCT-20
Sheffield Hallam University Reader in Communication03-DEC-12 / 31-JAN-17
University of Limerick Lecturer in Interactive Media/Interaction Design06-AUG-07 / 30-NOV-12
University of Limerick Researcher and Associate Lecturer10-JAN-00 / 27-JUL-07

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2004University of Limerick PhDHuman-Computer Interaction
1999Università degli Studi di Siena LaureaCommunication/Human-Computer Interaction

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Computer Supported Cooperative Work Member of Editorial Board-
Computer Supported Cooperative Work Guest Editor-
Personal And Ubiquitous Computing Guest Editor-

Other Activities

 Description

Successful grants as Principal Investigator
  • “CultureLabs: Recipes for social innovation”, PI at SHU, H2020-SC6-CULT-COO-2016-2017. Duration: 36 months (2018-2021).
  • “From Sharing to Caring: Examining Socio-Technical Aspects of the Collaborative Economy”, COST Action – European Cooperation in Science and Technology (2017-2021), Co-PI
  • Managing Technology Around Work and Life”, PI, EPSRC Balance Network (2016)
  • “Cognitive Response to Digitally-Enhanced Objects” (Co-PI with Alessandro Soranzo, Daniela Petrelli and John Reidy) Strategic Research Investment Fund, Sheffield Hallam University (2014)
  • Interaction and Communication at Living History Museums, CCRC Internal seed funding, Faculty of ACES, SHU (2013)
  • meSch – material encounterS in digital cultural heritage” (originally PI at UL, then senior researcher and Deputy Coordinator at SHU), EU FP7-ICT-2011-9; (2013-2017)
  • Failte Ireland Conference Grant, “Re-Thinking Technology in Museums 2011” (2011)
  • University of Limerick Seed Funding, “Exploration and Feasibility of Augmented Reality applications for mobile platforms in exhibition spaces”  (2010)
  • “Nomadic work/lives in the Knowledge Economy”, Co-PI with Dr. Breda Gray, UL; funded by HEA PRTLI. Duration: 36 months (2009-2012);
  • Convivio Grant, “Enhancing the Museum Experience Through Ubiquitous Technologies” (2005)
  • Science Foundation Ireland-IRCSET Basic Research Grant “NomadS: Re-shaping spaces into places for nomadic users of interactive artefacts”, PI, Duration: 24 months (2004-2006) 

Successful grants as named researcher
  • 2007- Fáilte Ireland Thematic Grant, “Enhancing the Visitor Experience at Visitor Attractions Through the Adoption of Information and Communications Technology: a Feasibility Study” (Named Researcher; PI: Prof. Jim Deegan, UL) (2007-2008)
  • Science Foundation Ireland “Shared Worlds” (Named Researcher; PI: Prof. Liam Bannon, UL), (Oct ‘03 - Sept ‘07)
  • EU FET SHAPE – Situating Hybrid Assemblies in Public Environments (Named Researcher; PI: Prof. Liam Bannon, UL), IST Information Society Technologies (Jan ‘01 - June ‘04)

Completed PhD Supervision:
  • Mariana Salgado, Aalto University, Helsinki (Finland) (as External Supervisor) (December 2009) 
  • Marc McLoughlin, University of Limerick (August 2011)
  • Nora O’Murchú, University of Limerick (August 2012)
  • Aparecido Fabiano Pinatti De Carvalho, University of Limerick (August 2013)
  • Laura Maye, University of Limerick (January 2017)
  • Caroline Claisse, SHU (May 2019)
  • Ghayda Al Juwaiser, SHU (September 2019)
  • Deborah Wilson, University of Winchester (as External Supervisor, October 2020) 
Completed M.Sc. (by Research) Supervision:
  • Iride Bartolucci (2007), University of Limerick
  • Darragh Murphy (2008), University of Limerick 
Current PhD Supervisee:
  • Sophie Glazik, PhD Candidate, SHU

Management
  • 2019- 2020 Postgraduate Research Tutor (Computing), SHU
  • 2017-2020 Member, Women Professors Group, Sheffield Hallam University
  • 2017-2020 Member, Dept. of Computing Research Committee, SHU (REF 2021 UoA11 task force)
  • 2017-2019 Member, ACM CSCW Steering Committee
  • 2014-2018 Member, Steering Committee; Chair, Competence Network, EUSSET – The European Society for Socially-Embedded Technologies
  • 2014-2020 Member, Steering Committee, Communication and Computing Research Centre, SHU
  • 2013-2016 Member, Departmental Leadership Team, Dept. of Computing, SHU
  • 2014- 2016 Member, Steering Committee, COOP International Conference Series
  • 2014-2016 Departmental Champion (Dept. of Computing), Athena SWAN, Sheffield Hallam University
  • 2013-2016 Chair, ACM SigCHI Community “Heritage Matters” (elected office)
  • 2013-2017 Deputy Coordinator, meSch project
  • 2009-2012 Co-Manager, Interaction Design Centre, University of Limerick 
Scientific Service
  • 2021- General Co-Chair, ACM CSCW 2021
  • 2019- Invited Lecturer (Qualitative Methods), CSCW Asia Winter School, Kyoto (Japan), December 12-13, 2019
  • 2018-2019 Subcommittee Co-chair, “Interaction Beyond the Individual”, ACM CHI – Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2018 (Montréal) 2019 (Glasgow)
  • 2018-2019 Invited Lecturer (Academic Writing and Publishing), EUSSET International Summer School on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, Como (Italy), August 2018-2019
  • 2017- General Chair, ECSCW 2017 – the 15th European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Sheffield (UK)
  • 2016-2017 Co-chair (and initiator), SIGCHI Career Development Workshop, ACM CHI 2016, San Jose (CA), May 2016; ACM CHI 2017, Denver (CO), May 2017
  • 2016- Doctoral Consortium Panelist, ACM CSCW 2016 (San Francisco)
  • 2016- Doctoral Consortium Chair, COOP 2016 (Trento, Italy)
  • 2016 ACM GROUP 2016 Working Papers co-chair
  • 2015- Invited Lecturer (Social Media), EUSSET International Summer School on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (Como, Italy; 27th August 2015)
  • 2015- Papers co-chair, ACM CSCW 2015 (Vancouver)
  • 2014- Scientific co-chair, COOP 2014 (Nice, France)
  • 2014- Selected for inclusion in the SHU REF 2014 submission to UOA36 - Communications, Cultural and media studies, Library and Information Management
  • 2013- 2016 Associate Chair, ACM CHI 2013, CHI 2014, CHI 2016
  • 2012- Workshops Co-Chair, ACM Group 2012
  • 2012- Member, Doctoral Colloquium Panel, ACM CSCW 2012
  • 2012-2014 Associate Chair, ACM DIS 2012, 2014
  • 2012- Demos co-chair, ACM CSCW 2012
  • 2012-Present Associate Chair, ACM CSCW
  • 2009- Present Associate Editor and Book Review Editor, CSCW Journal (Springer)
  • 2009- 2013 Proceedings Chair, ECSCW
  • 2010- Program Chair, iHCI 2010, Irish HCI Conference
    2009- Demos Co-Chair, ACM CSCW2010.
  • 2009-present Editorial Board member, IxDA Journal 

Scientific Committees (highlights)
: ACM CSCW; ECSCW; ACM GROUP; COOP; ACM TEI; PDC; ACM DIS; INTERACT (2009); CHI Italy (2009-present); CRIWG 2011; CTS 2011; iHCI; NODEM, Nordic Digital Excellence in Museums (2008-present); CREATE (2007-2008); ECCE/EACE (2001-2005); ALOIS, Action in Language, Organisations and Information Systems  (2005-2006); HCI Educators Workshop (2005-2006); CHI’07 Student Design Competition;
 Additional Journal Reviewing (highlights): International Journal of Human-Computer Studies; ToCHI; Co-Design Journal; Heritage and Society Journal; Curator – The Museum Journal; Interacting with Computers; ACM Journal of Computing and Cultural Heritage; Communications of the ACM; CONVERGENCE.

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

Human-Computer Interaction, socio-technical systems, design methods, qualitative research methods, CSCW/social computing

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