Human Computer Interaction and Usability Engineering



VITIELLO GiulianaResponsabile Scientifico
TORTORA GenoveffaMembro
TUCCI MaurizioMembro
SEBILLO Monica Maria LuciaMembro
RISI MicheleMembro
DE ROBERTO PaolaMembro
ROMANO MarcoMembro
DEL FATTO VINCENZOCollaboratore Esterno
DE CHIARA DAVIDECollaboratore Esterno

The Human Computer Interaction discipline covers all the problems related to the design, evaluation and development of interactive systems and the study of all the surrounding phenomena. On this subject, the laboratory has been carrying out a wide range of research for several years aimed at improving the user experience with modern interactive systems that affect today the different spheres of an individual's life, from health to work, to leisure time, to mobility etc. A right combination of creativity, curiosity towards emerging technologies and experience in the field of usability engineering, feeds all the lines of research carried out in the laboratory. In particular, in recent years these have affected:

  • Participatory Design, User Centered Design (UCD) and their applications in software development processes

  • Multimodal Interaction

  • Mobile Health

  • Usability Evaluation

  • ICT for Emerging Regions

  • Human-Geographic Information Systems Interaction

  • Geovisualization

  • Visual Query Languages for Geographic Information Systems


Improve the User Experience with the modern interactive systems that affect the different spheres of an individual's life today (health, work, leisure, mobility, etc.)

For students …

- The laboratory acts as a didactic support for the teachings of

Human Computer Interaction of the Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science

Human Computer Interaction and Software Usability of the Master's Degree in Computer Science.

- Internship activities for students of the Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, aimed at the design and development of usable interfaces prototypes for mobile / desktop / web-based / wearable systems, etc.

- Research thesis on emerging topics in the field of Human Computer Interaction and Usability Engineering.

PhD former students

Luca Paolino

Marco Romano

Pasquale Di Giovanni


prof. Athula Ginige, Western Sydney University, Australia

prof. Gihan Wikramanayake, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

prof. Michela Bertolotto, University College Dublin, Ireland

prof. Paloma Diaz and prof. Ignacio Aedo, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

prof. Robert Laurini, currently professor emeritus at INSA Lyon, University of Lyon, France

prof. Angela Guercio, Kent State University, Ohio, USA

prof. Ramesh Jain, University of California at Irvine, USA

Dr. Angela Vozella, Italian Aerospace Research Center (CIRA), Capua.

prof. Gem Stepleton, University of Brighton, UK.