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Professor Daniela Petrelli PhD

Professor of Interaction Design


Summary

My current research focuses on novel forms of interaction design that combine digital technology with product design, also known as Tangible and Embedded Interaction. I have been investigating these hybrid digital-physical scenarios within two different domains: personal memories and cultural heritage.

Past research topics that still interest me include multimedia and multilingual information access, intelligent user interfaces, personalisation, data visualization and visual analytics.

I have published over 90 peer-reviewed papers, gave over 30 talks, and received 11 awards and recognitions from both academia and industry.

Over the years, I have been awarded grants in excess of £2M.

About

New forms of interaction can be designed by combining ubiquitous computing with traditional materials: digital technology creates smart spaces and objects that react to and interact with people, while sensing of the physical world supports the feelings of immersion and engagement. What happens when digital is combined with material and the new possibilities this hybrid culture offers to interaction design is the focus of my research. My research spans from lab experiments aiming to address fundamental questions (“how do people perceive objects that have physical properties, i.e. different sizes, shapes or materials, as well as different behaviours, i.e. emit light or sound or vibrate?”) to in-the-wild experiments designed to observe what happens when the product of research is used in real life.

I studied how our digital present could be preserved outside computers in a way that is engaging and fun, embedded in our daily life and immediately accessible. I also coordinate and lead the EU project meSch - material encounters with digital cultural heritage (2013-2017) that looks at how hybrid digital-material objects and spaces change the experience of visiting museums and cultural heritage sites.

Before joining Sheffield Hallam University in 2010, I spent ten years at the University of Sheffield researching how users interact with multilingual and multimedia information access systems, the effectiveness of advanced technology to improve the user interaction with multimedia archives, how to design an effective interaction for semantic search, the role of visual analytics and data visualisation for sense-making. Earlier research interests include language-based interaction, intelligent user interfaces and personalisation for cultural heritage.
I have published over 100 peer-reviewed papers, gave over 40 talks, and received 11 awards and recognitions from both academia and industry. Over the years, I have been personally awarded grants in excess of £2.5M.

I have a PhD in Interaction Design, a Laurea in Information Science (Italian degree equivalent to MComp), and a Diploma in Fine Arts. Tangible and Embedded Interaction; Digital Technology for Cultural Heritage; Personal Memories in the Digital Age; Multilingual Information Access; Data Visualisation and Interaction.

Tangible and Embedded Interaction; Digital Technology for Cultural Heritage; Personal Memories in the Digital Age; Multilingual Information Access; Data Visualisation and Interaction

Teaching

Business, Technology and Enterprise

meSch - material encounters with digital cultural heritage

Digital Christmas - exploring the potential of festive technology for capturing and revisiting family memories.

Make, do and mend - How We Repair The Things We Wear

Research

Recent Research Projects:

REVEAL (https://revealvr.eu/) (2017-18) was a EU funded H2020 project aiming at exploring the value of Virtual Reality and Interactive Environmental Narratives (a video game genre) as a means to engage a wide audience with European cultural and scientific heritage. My role in the project has been to see how we could connect VR with the real world of museum exhibitions and provide visitors with immersive VR experiences within a heritage place.

meSch (http://www.mesch-project.eu/) (2013-2017) was a EU FP7 project that has used the Internet of Things and cloud Computing to develop new technology for the prototyping and deployment of interactive installations in museums and heritage sites. The outcome is a hardware and software platform that has been evaluated with over 40 heritage professionals across Europe. As part of the project we deployed a number of installation across Europe that have been used by over 20,000 visitors. The research done in meSch has received 7 international awards and dozens of papers have been published.

Publications

Key Publications

Petrelli, D., Soranzo, A., Ciolfi, L., & Reidy, J. (2016). Exploring the aesthetics of tangible interaction : experiments on the perception of hybrid objects. In ACM International conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI), Eindhoven University of Technology, 14 January 2016 - 2 January 2016. ACM: http://doi.org/10.1145/2839462.2839478

Petrelli, D., & O'Brien, S. (2018). Phone vs. Tangible in museums: A comparative study. In CHI '18 Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. ACM: http://doi.org/10.1145/3173574.3173686

Not, E., & Petrelli, D. (2018). Blending customisation, context-awareness and adaptivityfor personalised tangible interaction in cultural heritage. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 114, 3-19. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhcs.2018.01.001

Soranzo, A., Petrelli, D., Ciolfi, L., & Reidy, J. (2018). On the perceptual aesthetics of interactive objects. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 71 (12), 2586-2602. http://doi.org/10.1177/1747021817749228

Journal articles

Petrelli, D., Ciolfi, L., & Avram, G. (2021). Envisioning, Designing and Rapid Prototyping Heritage Installations with a Tangible Interaction Toolkit. Human-Computer Interaction. http://doi.org/10.1080/07370024.2021.1946398

Rapp, A., Odom, W., Pschetz, L., & Petrelli, D. (2021). Introduction to the special issue on time and HCI. Human-Computer Interaction. http://doi.org/10.1080/07370024.2021.1955681

Petrelli, D. (2019). Making virtual reconstructions part of the visit: an exploratory study. Digital Applications in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, e00123. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.daach.2019.e00123

Petrelli, D. (2019). Tangible interaction meets material culture: Reflections on the mesch project. Interactions, 26 (5), 34-39. http://doi.org/10.1145/3349268

Not, E., & Petrelli, D. (2019). Crafting content across the physical-digital divide. Interactions, 26 (5), 46-51. http://doi.org/10.1145/3344939

Dulake, N., Petrelli, D., & Hornecker, E. (2019). A conversation around the design and experience of artifacts. Interactions, 26 (5), 52-57. http://doi.org/10.1145/3344941

van Dijk, D., Dulake, N., Petrelli, D., Marshall, M.T., Kockelkorn, H., Not, E., ... Venturini, A. (2019). Demo hour. Interactions, 26 (5), 8-11. http://delivery.acm.org/10.1145/3360000/3351173/p8-petrelli.html?ip=143.52.110.171&id=3351173&acc=ACTIVE%20SERVICE&key=BF07A2EE685417C5.14F230B8D9330AE4.4D4702B0C3E38B35.4D4702B0C3E38B35&__acm__=1569345058_9322ef2ed7baf91db543d72adbbac093

Avram, G., Ciolfi, L., Spedale, S., Roberts, D., & Petrelli, D. (2019). Co-design goes large. Interactions, 26 (5), 58-63. http://doi.org/10.1145/3348793

Not, E., & Petrelli, D. (2019). Empowering cultural heritage professionals with tools for authoring and deploying personalised visitor experiences. User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction. http://doi.org/10.1007/s11257-019-09224-9

Petrelli, D., Marshall, M., Not, E., Zancanaro, M., Venturini, A., Cavada, D., ... van Dijk, D. (2016). MESCH: INTERNET OF THINGS AND CULTURAL HERITAGE. SCIRES-IT-SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, 6 (1), 15-21. http://doi.org/10.2423/i22394303v6n1p15

Chiles, P., Petrelli, D., & Spedale, S. (2016). Finding common ground: architects, end-users, and decision-makers in the renovation of the Arts Tower, Sheffield. Architectural Research Quarterly, 20 (4), 298-311. http://doi.org/10.1017/S1359135516000543

Petrelli, D., Marshall, M., O'Brien, S., Mcentaggart, P., & Gwilt, I. (2016). Tangible Data Souvenirs as a Bridge between a Physical Museum Visit and Online Digital Experience. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 21 (2), 281-295. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00779-016-0993-x

Mazumdar, S., Petrelli, D., Elbedweihy, K., Lanfranchi, V., & Ciravegna, F. (2015). Affective graphs: the visual appeal of linked data. Semantic web : interoperability, usability, applicability, 6 (3), 277-312. http://doi.org/10.3233/SW-140162

Ciolfi, L., & Petrelli, D. (2015). Walking and designing with cultural heritage volunteers. interactions: new visions of human-computer interaction, XXIII (1), 46-51. http://doi.org/10.1145/2848979

Marshall, M., Petrelli, D., Dulake, N., Not, E., Marchesoni, M., Trenti, E., & Pisetti, A. (2015). Audio-based narratives for the trenches of World War I : intertwining stories, places and interaction for an evocative experience. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 85, 27-39. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhcs.2015.08.001

Petrelli, D., Bowen, S., & Whittaker, S. (2014). Photo mementos: designing digital media to represent ourselves at home. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 72 (3), 320-336. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhcs.2013.09.009

Mazumdar, S., Petrelli, D., & Ciravegna, F. (2014). Exploring user and system requirements of linked data visualization through a visual dashboard approach. Semantic Web, 5 (3), 203-220. http://doi.org/10.3233/SW-2012-0072

Petrelli, D., & Light, A. (2014). Family rituals and the potential for interaction design : a study of Christmas. Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI), 21 (3), 16. http://doi.org/10.1145/2617571

Ciolfi, L., Petrelli, D., Goldberg, R., Dulake, N., Willox, M., Marshall, M., & Caparrelli, F. (2013). Exploring historical, social and natural heritage: challenges for tangible interaction design at Sheffied General Cemetery. Proceedings of NODEM 2013.

Petrelli, D., Ciolfi, L., van Dijk, D., Horneker, E., Not, E., & Schmidt, A. (2013). Integrating material and digital: a new way for cultural heritage. interactions: new visions of human-computer interaction, 20 (4), 58-63. http://doi.org/10.1145/2486227.2486239

Petrelli, D. (2013). There is more in personal heritage than data. Interactions, 20 (3), 16-19. http://doi.org/10.1145/2451856.2451862

Petrelli, D., & Clough, P. (2012). An Investigation on Text-Based Cross-Language Picture Retrieval Effectiveness through the Analysis of User Queries. The Electronic Library incorporating Library Computing, 30 (2), 197-219. http://doi.org/10.1108/02640471211221331

Whittaker, S., Kalnikaite, V., Petrelli, D., Sellen, A., Villar, N., Bergman, O., ... Brockmeier, J. (2012). Socio-technical lifelogging: deriving design principles for a future proof digital past. Human-Computer Interaction, 27 (1-2), 37-62. http://doi.org/10.1080/07370024.2012.656071

Ardissono, L., Kufik, T., & Petrelli, D. (2012). Personalization in cultural heritage: the road travelled and the one ahead. User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction, 22 (1-2), 73-99. http://doi.org/10.1007/s11257-011-9104-x

Bowen, S., & Petrelli, D. (2011). Remembering today tomorrow: exploring the human-centred design of digital mementos. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 69 (5), 324-337. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhcs.2010.12.005

Petrelli, D., Lanfranchi, V., Ciravegna, F., Begdev, R., & Chapman, S. (2011). Highly focused document retrieval in aerospace engineering :user interaction design and evaluation. Aslib Proceedings, 63 (2/3), 148-167. http://doi.org/10.1108/00012531111135637

Petrelli, D., & Whittaker, S. (2010). Family memories in the home: contrasting physical and digital mementos. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 14 (2), 153. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00779-009-0279-7

Petrelli, D., & Wright, H. (2009). On the writing, reading and publishing of digital stories. Library Review, 58 (7), 509-526. http://doi.org/10.1108/00242530910978208

Petrelli, D., Dadzie, A.-.S., & Lanfranchi, V. (2009). Mediating between AI and highly specialized users. AI Magazine, 31 (3). http://www.aaai.org/ojs/index.php/aimagazine/article/view/2263

Dadzie, A.S., Bhagdev, R., Chakravarthy, A., Chapman, S., Iria, J., Lanfranchi, V., ... Ciravegna, F. (2009). Applying semantic web technologies to knowledge sharing in aerospace engineering. Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, 20 (5), 611-623. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10845-008-0141-1

Dadzie, A.S., Lanfranchi, V., & Petrelli, D. (2009). Seeing is believing: Linking data with knowledge. Information Visualization, 8 (3), 197-211. http://doi.org/10.1057/ivs.2009.11

Petrelli, D., Dadzie, A.S., & Lanfranchi, V. (2009). Mediating between AI and highly specialized users. AI Magazine, 30 (4), 95-102. http://doi.org/10.1609/aimag.v30i4.2263

Petrelli, D. (2008). On the role of user-centred evaluation in the advancement of interactive information retrieval. Information Processing & Management, 44 (1), 22. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ipm.2007.01.024

Petrelli, D., & Auld, D. (2008). An examination of automatic video retrieval technology on access to the contents of an historical video archive. Program: electronic library and information systems, 42 (2), 115-136. http://doi.org/10.1108/00330330810867684

Ardissono, L., & Petrelli, D. (2008). User Modelling and User-Adapted Interaction: Preface. User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction, 18 (5), 383-387. http://doi.org/10.1007/s11257-008-9054-0

Reilly, S., & Petrelli, D. (2007). Engaging with books you cannot touch: interactive multimedia to expose library treasures. CoDesign, 3 (1), 199-210.

Petrelli, D., Levin, S., Beaulieu, M., & Sanderson, M. (2006). Which user interaction for cross-language information retrieval? Design issues and reflections. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 57 (5), 709-722. http://doi.org/10.1002/asi.20332

Petrelli, D., Levin, S., Beaulieu, M., & Sanderson, M. (2006). Which user interaction for cross-language information retrieval? Design issues and reflections. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 57 (5), 709-722. http://doi.org/10.1002/asi.v57:5

Petrelli, D., & Not, E. (2006). Erratum: User-centred design of flexible hypermedia for a mobile guide: Reflections on the hyperaudio experience (User Modelling and User-Adapted Interaction). User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction, 16 (1), 85-86. http://doi.org/10.1007/s11257-006-9003-8

Petrelli, D., & Not, E. (2005). User-centred design of flexible hypermedia for a mobile guide: reflections on the hyperaudio experience. User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction, 15 (3-4), 303. http://doi.org/10.1007/s11257-005-8816-1

Petrelli, D., Beaulieu, M., Sanderson, M., Demetriou, G., Herring, P., & Hansen, P. (2004). Observing users, designing clarity: A case study on the user-centered design of a cross-language information retrieval system. Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 55 (10), 923-934. http://doi.org/10.1002/asi.20036

Petrelli, D., Demetriou, G., Herring, P., Beaulieu, M., & Sanderson, M. (2003). Exploring the effect of query translation when searching cross-language. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 2785, 430-445. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-45237-9_38

Petrelli, D., Not, E., Zancanaro, M., Strapparava, C., & Stock, O. (2001). Modelling and adapting to context. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 5 (1), 20-24. http://doi.org/10.1007/s007790170023

Not, E., Petrelli, D., Sarini, M., Stock, O., Strapparava, C., & Zancanaro, M. (1998). Technical Note Hypernavigation in the physical space: Adapting presentations to the user and to the situational context. New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, 4 (1), 33-45. http://doi.org/10.1080/13614569808914694

Franceschini, G., Petrelli, D., Sciarappa, A., & Venuti, G. (1992). Open environment for ATM broadband multimedia applications. European transactions on telecommunications and related technologies, 3 (2), 23-32.

Franceschini, G., Petrelli, D., Sciarappa, A., & Venuti, G. (1992). An open environment for ATM broadband multimedia applications. European Transactions on Telecommunications, 3 (2), 115-124. http://doi.org/10.1002/ett.4460030207

Conference papers

Claisse, C., Petrelli, D., Ciolfi, L., Dulake, N., Marshall, M., & Durrant, A. (2020). Crafting Critical Heritage Discourses into Interactive Exhibition Design. In 2020 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI'20), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 25 April 2020 - 30 April 2020. New York: ACM: http://doi.org/10.1145/3313831.3376689

Cesario, V., Petrelli, D., & Nisi, V. (2020). Teenage Visitor Experience: Classification of Behavioral Dynamics in Museums. In ACM CHI’20 International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. New York: ACM: http://doi.org/10.1145/3313831.3376334

Petrelli, D., Dulake, N., Marshall, M., Roberts, A., McIntosh, F., & Savage, J. (2019). Exploring the potential of the internet of things at a heritage site through co-design practice. In Proceedings of the 2018 3rd Digital Heritage International Congress. San Francisco: IEEE: http://doi.org/10.1109/DigitalHeritage.2018.8810061

Claisse, C., Petrelli, D., Dulake, N., Marshall, M., & Ciolfi, L. (2019). Multisensory interactive storytelling to augment the visit of a historical house museum. In Proceedings of the 2018 Digital Heritage International Congress. IEEE: http://doi.org/10.1109/DigitalHeritage.2018.8810099

Claisse, C., Dulake, N., & Petrelli, D. (2019). Design synthesis: An act of Research through Design. In RTD 2019 CONFERENCE: DESIGN UNITED. Research Through Design

Petrelli, D. (2019). From delivering facts to generating emotions: The complex relationship between museums and information. Proceedings of the 2019 conference on human information interaction and retrieval - CHIIR '19, 3. http://doi.org/10.1145/3295750.3300047

Parisi, S., Rognoli, V., Spallazzo, D., & Petrelli, D. (2018). ICS Materials. Towards a re-Interpretation of material qualities through interactive, connected, and smart materials. In Storni, C., Leahy, K., McMahon, M., Lloyd, P., & Bohemia, E. (Eds.) Proceedings of DRS 2018: Catalyst, (pp. 1747-1761). London: Design Research Society

Petrelli, D. (2017). Industry 4.0: Is it time for interaction design craftsmanship? The Design Journal, 20 (Sup 1), S2735-S2745. http://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2017.1352785

Not, E., Zancanaro, M., Marshall, M., Petrelli, D., & Pisetti, A. (2017). Writing Postcards from the Museum: Composing Personalised Tangible Souvenirs. In Proceedings of the 12th Biannual Conference on Italian SIGCHI Chapter, (pp. 5:1-5:9). New York, NY, USA: ACM: http://doi.org/10.1145/3125571.3125583

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. The Design Journal, 20 (sup1), S2906-S2918. http://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2017.1352801

Petrelli, D., & O'Brien, S. (2016). "Mobiles for museum visit should be abolished" : a comparison of smart replicas, smart cards, and phones. In Lukowicz, P., & Kruger, A. (Eds.) UbiComp 2016 Adjunct, Heidelberg; Germany, 12 September 2016 - 16 September 2016 (pp. 1513-1519). ACM: http://doi.org/10.1145/2968219.2974049

Risseeuw, M., Cavada, D., Not, E., Zancanaro, M., Marshall, M.T., Petrelli, D., & Kubitza, T. (2016). Authoring augmented digital experiences in museums. In Buono, P., Lanzilotti, R., & Matera, M. (Eds.) AVI '16 : Proceedings of the International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces, (pp. 340-341). New York: ACM: http://doi.org/10.1145/2909132.2926064

Risseeuw, M., Cavada, D., Not, E., Zancanaro, M., Marshall, M., Petrelli, D., & Kubitza, T. (2016). An authoring environment for smart objects in museums : the meSch approach. In Ardito, C., Bellucci, A., Desolda, G., Divitini, M., & Mora, S. (Eds.) Smart Ecosystems cReation by Visual dEsign 2016, (pp. 25-30). CEUR-WS: http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1602/

Petrelli, D., Dulake, N., Marshall, M., Pisetti, A., & Not, E. (2016). Voices from the War: Design as a Means of Understanding the Experience of Visiting Heritage. Human Factors in Computing Systems - ACM CHI16, 1033-1044. http://doi.org/10.1145/2858036.2858287

Petrelli, D., Dulake, N., Marshall, M., Kockelkorn, H., & Pisetti, A. (2016). Do it together : the effect of curators, designers, and technologists sharing the making of new interactive visitors’ experiences. In Museums and the Web 2016, Los Angeles, 6 April 2016 - 9 April 2016. http://mw2016.museumsandtheweb.com/paper/do-it-together-the-effect-of-curators-designers-and-technologists-sharing-the-making-of-new-interactive-visitors-experiences/

Marshall, M., Dulake, N., Ciolfi, L., Duranti, D., Kockelkorn, H., & Petrelli, D. (2016). Using tangible smart replicas as controls for an interactive museum exhibition. In Proceedings of the Tenth Anniversary Conference on Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction, 14-17 February 2016, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, (pp. 159-167). New York, NY, USA: ACM: http://doi.org/10.1145/2839462.2839493

Ciolfi, L., & Petrelli, D. (2015). Studying a community of volunteers at a historic cemetery to inspire interaction concepts. In Communities & Technologies 2015, Limerick, Ireland, 27 June 2015 - 30 June 2015. https://doi.org/10.1145/2768545.2768547

Ciolfi, L., Damala, A., Hornecker, E., Lechner, M., Maye, L., & Petrelli, D. (2015). Cultural heritage communities: Technologies and challenges. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, 149-152. http://doi.org/10.1145/2768545.2768560

Marshall, M.T., Dulake, N., Petrelli, D., & Kockelkorn, H. (2015). From the deposit to the exhibit floor: an exploration on giving museum objects personality and social life. In CHI EA '15. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, (pp. 1917-1922). New York, NY, USA: ACM: http://doi.org/10.1145/2702613.2732872

Petrelli, D., Not, E., Damala, A., Van Dijk, D., & Lechner, M. (2014). meSch : material encounters with digital cultural heritage. Lecture notes in computer science, 8740, 536-545. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-13695-0

Goldberg, R., & Petrelli, D. (2014). Supporting the fast prototyping of personalised narratives for tangible interaction in cultural heritage. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 1181, 17-20. http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1181/

Petrelli, D., Not, E., Damala, A., van Dijk, D., & Lechner, M. (2014). meSch - Material Encounters with Digital Cultural Heritage. DIGITAL HERITAGE: PROGRESS IN CULTURAL HERITAGE: DOCUMENTATION, PRESERVATION, AND PROTECTION, 8740, 536-545.

Not, E., & Petrelli, D. (2014). Balancing adaptivity and customisation : in search of sustainable personalisation in cultural heritage. UMAP - User Modeling Adaptation and Personalization.

Kubitza, T., Schmidt, A., Pohl, N., Petrelli, D., Dingler, T., & Dulake, N. (2014). Tools and methods for creating interactive artifacts. In Butz, A., Greenberg, S., Bakker, S., Loke, L., & De Luca, A. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction, LFE Medieninformatik Hardware Lab, Amalienstr. 17, 80333 Munich, Germany, (pp. 385-388). New York: ACM: http://doi.org/10.1145/2540930.2568483

Petrelli, D., Dulake, N., Marshall, M., Willox, M., Caparrelli, F., & Goldberg, R. (2014). Prototyping tangibles : exploring form and interaction. TEI - Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction, 41-48. http://doi.org/10.1145/2540930.2540966

Fuchsberger, V., Murer, M., Asian, I., Meschtscherjakov, A., Tscheligi, M., Sundstrom, P., & Petrelli, D. (2014). Contextual constraints: Consequences for interaction design. Proceedings of the Conference on Designing Interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, and Techniques, DIS, 227-230. http://doi.org/10.1145/2598784.2598805

Light, A., & Petrelli, D. (2014). The rhythm of Christmas: Temporality, ICT use and design for the idiosyncrasies of a major festival. Proceedings of the 26th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference, OzCHI 2014, 159-167. http://doi.org/10.1145/2686612.2686636

Petrelli, D. (2013). Keynote: Digital-material hybrid objects and augmented spaces to support the social experience of heritage. WORKSHOP PROCEEDINGS OF THE 9TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTELLIGENT ENVIRONMENTS, 17, 555-557. http://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-286-8-555

Ciolfi, L., Petrelli, D., Goldberg, R., Dulake, N., Willox, M., Marshall, M., & Caparrelli, F. (2013). Exploring historical, social and natural heritage: challenges for tangible interaction design at Sheffield General Cemetery. In NODEM 2013 : Beyond control - the collaborative museum and its challenges, Stockholm, Sweden, 2013 - 2013. http://repo.nodem.org/?objectId=106

Not, E., & Petrelli, D. (2013). Curators in the loop: A quality control process for personalization for tangible interaction in Cultural Heritage. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 997.

Petrelli, D., Bowen, S., Dulake, N., & Light, A. (2012). Digital Christmas : an exploration of festive technology. In DIS '12 : Proceedings of the Designing Interactive Systems Conference, (pp. 348-357). New York, N.Y: ACM: http://doi.org/10.1145/2317956.2318009

Dadzie, A.S., Rowe, M., & Petrelli, D. (2011). Hide the stack: Toward usable linked data. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 6643 LNCS (PART 1), 93-107. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21034-1_7

Mazumdar, S., Varga, A., Lanfranchi, V., Petrelli, D., & Ciravegna, F. (2011). A knowledge dashboard for manufacturing industries. In OntoPLM Workshop at Extended Semantic Web Conference, Heraklion, Greece, 29 May 2011 - 2 June 2011 (pp. 112-124).

Blythe, M., McCarthy, J., Wright, P., & Petrelli, D. (2011). History and experience: Storytelling and interaction design. Proceedings of HCI 2011 - 25th BCS Conference on Human Computer Interaction, 395-404. http://doi.org/10.14236/ewic/hci2011.70

Petrelli, D., Villar, N., Kalnikaite, V., Dib, L., & Whittaker, S. (2010). FM radio: family interplay with sonic mementos. In CHI '10 Proceedings of the 28th international ACM conference on Human factors in computing systems, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 1 April 2010 (pp. 2371-2380). http://doi.org/10.1145/1753326.1753683

Dib, L., Petrelli, D., & Whittaker, S. (2010). Sonic souvenirs: exploring the paradoxes of recorded sound for family remembering. In ACM International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Savannah, Georgia, USA, 6 February 2010 - 10 February 2010 (pp. 391-400). http://doi.org/10.1145/1718918.1718985

Petrelli, D., & Light, A. (2009). Memory baubles and history tinsels. In 5th international conference on intelligent environments : 1st International Workshop on Digital Object Memories, Barcelona, 19 July 2009. http://www.dfki.de/dome-workshop/2009/home.c

Petrelli, D., Van den Hoven, E., & Whittaker, S. (2009). Making history: intentional capture of future memories. In Proceeding CHI '09 Proceedings of the 27th international ACM conference on Human factors in computing systems, Boston, 1 April 2009 (pp. 1723-1732). http://doi.org/10.1145/1518701.1518966

Dadzie, A.S., & Petrelli, D. (2009). Visual knowledge exploration and discovery from different points of view. VAST 09 - IEEE Symposium on Visual Analytics Science and Technology, Proceedings, 227-228. http://doi.org/10.1109/VAST.2009.5333438

Petrelli, D., Mazumdar, S., Dadzie, A.-.S., & Ciravegna, F. (2009). Multi visualization and dynamic query for effective exploration of semantic data. Lecture notes in computer science, 5823, 505-520. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-04930-9_32

Dadzie, A.S., Iria, J., Petrelli, D., & Xia, L. (2009). The XMediaBox: Sensemaking through the use of knowledge lenses. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 5554 LNCS, 811-815. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-02121-3_61

Petrelli, D., Whittaker, S., & Brockmeier, J. (2008). AutoTopography: what can physical mementos tell us about digital memories? In CHI '08 ACM conference on Human factors in computing systems, Florence, Italy, 5 April 2008 - 10 April 2008 (pp. 53-62). http://doi.org/10.1145/1357054.1357065

Staab, S., Bradshaw, J., Lieberman, H., Petrelli, D., Paris, C., Handschuh, S., ... Iglesias, M. (2008). International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, Proceedings IUI: Foreword. International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, Proceedings IUI.

Bhagdev, R., Chapman, S., Ciravegna, F., Lanfranchi, V., & Petrelli, D. (2008). Hybrid search: Effectively combining keywords and semantic searches. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 5021 LNCS, 554-568. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-68234-9_41

Wright, H., & Petrelli, D. (2007). A study of publisher, writer, and reader: Different perspectives on digital fiction. Hypertext 2007: Proceedings of the Eighteenth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia, HT'07, 157-158. http://doi.org/10.1145/1286240.1286284

Petrelli, D., Lanfranchi, V., Moore, P., Ciravegna, F., & Cadnas, C. (2006). Oh my, where is the end of the context? Dealing with information in a highly complex environment. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, 176, 37-41. http://doi.org/10.1145/1164820.1164830

Petrelli, D., & Clough, P. (2006). Using concept hierarchies in text-based image retrieval: A user evaluation. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 4022 LNCS, 297-306. http://doi.org/10.1007/11878773_35

Lanfranchi, V., Ciravegna, F., Moore, P., & Petrelli, D. (2005). Demo abstract: Document editing and browsing in AKTiveDoc. Proceedings of the 2005 ACM Symposium on Document Engineering, 237-238. http://doi.org/10.1145/1096601.1096662

Petrelli, D., Auld, D., Gurrin, C., & Smeaton, A. (2005). Retrieving amateur video from a small collection. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 3652 LNCS, 487-488. http://doi.org/10.1007/11551362_48

Petrelli, D., Lanfranchi, V., & Ciravegna, F. (2005). Working out a common task: Design and evaluation of user-intelligent system collaboration. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 3585 LNCS, 309-322. http://doi.org/10.1007/11555261_27

Lanfranchi, V., Ciravegna, F., & Petrelli, D. (2005). Semantic web-based document: Editing and browsing in AktiveDoc. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 3532, 623-632. http://doi.org/10.1007/11431053_42

Petrelli, D., & Clough, P. (2005). Concept hierarchy across languages in text-based image retrieval: A user evaluation. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 1171.

Ciravegna, F., Dingli, A., Wilks, Y., & Petrelli, D. (2002). Amilcare: Adaptive information extraction for document annotation. SIGIR Forum (ACM Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval), 367-368.

Ciravegna, F., Dingli, A., Wilks, Y., & Petrelli, D. (2002). Adaptive information extraction for document annotation in Amilcare. SIGIR Forum (ACM Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval), 451. http://doi.org/10.1145/564486.564492

Hansen, P., Petrelli, D., Karlgren, J., Beaulieu, M., & Sanderson, M. (2002). User-centered interface design for Cross-Language Information Retrieval. SIGIR Forum (ACM Special Interest Group on Information Retrieval), 383-384. http://doi.org/10.1145/564376.564455

Petrelli, D., Beaulieu, M., Sanderson, M., Demetriou, G., & Herring, P. (2002). Is query translation a distinct task from search? CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 1168.

Ciravegna, F., Dingli, A., Petrelli, D., & Wilks, Y. (2002). User-system cooperation in document annotation based on information extraction. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 2473, 122-137. http://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-45810-7_15

Petrelli, D., Baggio, D., & Pezzulo, G. (2000). Adaptive hypertext design environments: Putting principles into practice. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 1892, 202-213. http://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-44595-1_19

Petrelli, D., Not, E., Sarini, M., Stock, O., Strapparava, C., & Zancanaro, M. (1999). HyperAudio: Location-awareness + adaptivity. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings, 21-22. http://doi.org/10.1145/632716.632732

Petrelli, D., De Angeli, A., & Convertino, G. (1999). A user-centered approach to user modeling. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 407, 255-264. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-7091-2490-1_25

De Angeli, A., Gerbino, W., Cassano, G., & Petrelli, D. (1998). Visual display, pointing, and natural language: The power of multimodal interaction. Proceedings of the Workshop on Advanced Visual Interfaces AVI, 164-173. http://doi.org/10.1145/948496.948519

Book chapters

Pisetti, A., Not, E., & Petrelli, D. (2017). War at your doorstep - Supporting communities discovering their local history via interactive technology. In Ciolfi, L., Damala, A., Hornecker, E., Lechner, M., & Maye, L. (Eds.) Cultural Heritage Communities - Technologies and Challengies. (pp. 185-201). Routledge: http://doi.org/10.4324/9781315522456

Ciolfi, L., Petrelli, D., McDermott, F., Avram, G., & Van Dijk, D. (2015). Co-design to empower cultural heritage professionals as technology designers. In Bihanic, D. (Ed.) Empowering users through design : interdisciplinary studies and combined approaches for technological products and services. (pp. 213-224). Sham: Springer: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-39-13018-7

Ciolfi, L., Petrelli, D., McDermott, F., Avram, G., & Van Dijk, D. (2015). Co-design to empower cultural heritage professionals as technology designers: The meSch project. In Empowering Users through Design: Interdisciplinary Studies and Combined Approaches for Technological Products and Services. (pp. 213-224). http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-13018-7_12

Reports

Fiabane, M., Marion, R., Petrelli, D., Romeo, A., & Sciarappa, A. (1992). Rapid prototyping of new telecommunications services.

Theses / Dissertations

Claisse, C. (2019). The augmented house: Crafting tangible interaction in house museums. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Petrelli, D. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00195

Claisse, C. (2019). The augmented house: Crafting tangible interaction in house museums. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Petrelli, D. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00195

Artefacts

Dulake, N., Marshall, M., Petrelli, D., & KOCKELKORN, H.U.B. (2014). meSch cases.

Exhibitions

Dulake, N., Marshall, M., Petrelli, D., KOCKELKORN, H., van Rijn, G.-.J., Mcentaggart, P., ... O'Brien, S. (2015). The Hague and the Atlantic Wall. Museon onderwijs. http://www.museon.nl/tentoonstellingen/atlantikwall

Dulake, N., Marshall, M., Petrelli, D., KOCKELKORN, H., van Rijn, G.-.J., McEntaggart, P., ... O'Brien, S. (2015). The Hague and the Atlantic Wall. Museon onderwijs. http://www.museon.nl/tentoonstellingen/atlantikwall

Presentations

Dulake, N., & Petrelli, D. (2016). Blending the tangible and digital to craft new co-designed interactions for museums. Presented at: MCN 2016 : The Human-Centered Museum, New Orleans, LA, 2016

Zancanaro, M., Not, E., Petrelli, D., Marshall, M.T., van Dijk, T., Risseeuw, M., ... Kubitza, T. (2015). Recipes for tangible and embodied visit experiences. Presented at: MW2015: Museums and the Web 2015, The Palmer House 17 East Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois, 2015

Posters

Stanley-Marbell, P., Hewson, R., Petrelli, D., & Dulake, N. (2018). Continuous Analysis within 3D-Printed StructuresUsing In-Chamber Sensors. Presented at: Connected Everything Conference 2018, Newcastle University, 2018

Dulake, N., Petrelli, D., Stanley-Marbell, P., & Hewson, R. (2018). Continuous Analysis within 3D-Printed Structures Using In-Chamber Sensors. Presented at: Connected Everything Conference 2018, Newcastle University, 2018

Soranzo, A., Petrelli, D., Ciolfi, L., & Reidy, J. (2017). The importance of behaviour as an aesthetic feature. Presented at: ECVP 2017, Berlin, 2017

Other activities

  • Expert reviewer for the EU Research Program Horizon 2020 (2014-present)
  • External Examiner UG Design program University of Edinburgh (2017-present)
  • External Examiner for Digital Media Design Programme University of Limerick (2008-2012)
  • External Examiner for PhD at Technical University of Vienna (Austria), University of Lancaster (UK), University of Surrey (UK), Dublin City University (Ireland)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Human Computer Studies IJHCS (2010-2014)


Postgraduate supervision

Tangible interaction to engage visitors in house museums

As director of Studies (completed PhD)

Dr Caroline Claisse: “The Augmented House: designing for tangible interaction in house museums”

Dr Sovudeep Mazumdar: “Visualising Large Semantic Datasets”

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