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Davide Bolchini, Ph.D.

Davide Bolchini Assistant Professor Human-Computer Interaction


dbolchin [at] iupui [dot] edu
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Davide Bolchini, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor in Human-Computer Interaction at Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing (IUPUI). Before joining Indiana University, Dr. Bolchini was Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the University College London (UK), after having held a Post-Doc research and teaching position at the University of Lugano (Switzerland), TEC-Lab (Faculty of Communication Sciences), lecturing appointments at the Politecnico di Milano (Italy) and visiting research positions at North Carolina State University and at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Bolchini is known for his important contribution to the area of requirements engineering models for content-intensive interactive applications and user experience design methodologies for large-scale web and hypermedia systems. His research has been supported by competitive funding grants awarded as Principal Investigator by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the U.S. National Science Foundation, as well as through industrial consultancy projects. Dr. Bolchini’s research findings have found applicability in various vertical domains where the modelling of the user experience and content-intensive communication are crucial concerns, including Cultural Heritage Communication, Bioinformatics, eLearning, and eGovernment. Dr. Bolchini has disseminated his research through more than 80 peer-reviewed publications in major international conferences and journals, and he actively serves as reviewer and programme committee member on several intenational venues.

Bolchini has been teaching undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional courses in interactive communication, new media and human-computer interaction design in various academic institutions (University of Lugano-Switzerland, University College London-UK and at Politecnico di Milano-Italy) and corporate settings. At Indiana University Dr. Bolchini currently teaches core graduate courses within the Master/PhD Program in Human-Computer Interaction.

His recent research focuses on the modelling of aural user experiences in complex web architectures, and includes a $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Human-Centered Computing Program to develop navigation design strategies to seamlessly browse highly-interconnected web applications in audio-only scenarios.

Research Interests

Dr. Bolchini’s research interests are at the intersection between new media communication, human-computer interaction design, requirements engineering and usability, with a particular focus on modeling the user experience for hypermedia and web content-intensive applications. Specific topics of investigation include communication requirements modeling, conceptual design methodologies, information and navigation architecture methods, usability and accessibility evaluation, interaction between requirements and design.

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