Hi! I am Anton, a UX researcher at Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) in Lugano (Switzerland). I’m currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree at the Faculty of Informatics in the Human-Computer Interaction research area. I work with Marc Langheinrich at the Research Group for Ubiquitous Computing. My research interests lie in understanding user experience around contemporary sharing practices of personal digital information and physical objects. In 2016/17 I was a visiting design researcher at the Everyday Design Studio in the School of Interactive Arts + Technology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada), where I collaborated with William Odom and Ron Wakkary. My research visit was sponsored by a Swiss National Science Foundation Mobility grant.
Before joining the Ph.D. program at USI, I worked in Sony Mobile Communications (San Francisco Bay Area, CA USA), Metaio GmbH (Munich, Germany) and Ricoh Company Co. Ltd (Tokyo, Japan), gaining hands-on technology prototyping and UX design expertise in the context of mobile augmented reality, wearable devices, and cross-device interactivity. Prior to that, I received a Master of Science degree with the focus on software and services for information society at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. I worked with Andrea Vitaletti at the Wireless Sensor Network research group.
My work is published in over 20 peer-reviewed articles at the top UX-related venues including ACM CHI, DIS, MobileHCI, NordiCHI, and Ubicomp. The Roaming Objects project received a best paper award at DIS 2018 and the SkiAR project received a best paper honorable mention award at MUM 2016. In addition to that, some of my award-winning work was presented at the Swiss Pavilion at CeBIT (2016/17), the largest computer expo in Europe, and at the Mobile World Congress 2010, the world’s largest exhibitions for the mobile industry. Please see my CV and Publications for more details.