University of Zurich
Department of Informatics
Binzmühlestrasse 14
CH-8050 Zürich, Switzerland
antonf [at] ifi [dot] uzh [dot] ch

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Hi! I am Anton, a postdoctoral design researcher at the University of Zurich. I work with Elaine Huang at People and Computing Lab. My research interests lie around constructive design research and collaborative economies with a particular focus on interaction and UX design. In September 2019 I have received a Ph.D. degree from the Faculty of Informatics at Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) in Lugano (Switzerland) in the Human-Computer Interaction research area. There I worked with Marc Langheinrich at the Research Group for Ubiquitous Computing. My doctoral dissertation investigated the intricacies of 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.

Previously, 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.