Psychology in HF
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Profile -- Aim of this site
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Born in 1964, having
graduated in philosophy and in psychology, I work as a consulting publisher
for some Italian imprints, managing the startup of new IT-STM book series
(concept, authors, plants + PPB, possibly sponsorships). From jan. 2003
to feb. 2004 I worked as publisher, HPE (Higher & Professional Education)
division of Pearson Education Italia (www.pearsoned.it).
As a freelance, for many years I was a professional/tech writer (my
writings) and trainer in the IT domain. I worked also as an editorial
consultant for IT publishing companies (offline/online): Apogeo, Tecniche
Nuove, and other. I'm interested in Human-Computer Interaction. In 1998-2003
I collaborated with the Psych.-Ergonomics Lab at the Dept.
of Psychology, University of Torino (Prof. Alessandra Re). In 2000,
in the capacity of web/communication manager I attended the startup phase
of PRESSToday, a web company
offering online search tools.
in my résumé and in my
personal profile & network in LinkedIn community)
In this website I
wish to collect some notes & bibliographical references (both in italian,
sorry), plus many WWW links, about my interests and activities. These
pages are addressing to students and simple visitors: nothing special
for expert HF-people.
Here are the main sections of my site:
- Ergonomics - Human Factors
- Introduction and
- Psychology in Erg./HF
notes and WWW links...
- Technical Writing
notes and WWW links...
I wish also to present
here the details of my professional profile
(in Italian) and my curriculum vitae (both
in Italian and in English). Here are my expertise & working domains:
IT - Digital Culture
I am really fond of the borderline between IT and humanities. I'm a fan
of the 3 "N": Norman, Nielsen, Negroponte.
I translated Jakob Nielsen's Homepage Usability (Italian edition:
I attended to the Italian edition of Donald Norman's Invisible Computer
(Il computer invisibile, tr. it. B.Parrella, Apogeo, 2000).
I also translated some chapters of Digital Phoenix (A.I. studies
by P.Churchland, H.Dreyfus et al.):
AA.VV., La fenice digitale, Apogeo, 2000.
I've been the translator and/or editor of other books about web (re)design,
web marketing and net economy.
Details: see italian version of this page.
- IT Publishing
My main activity was technical writing (authoring of books, manuals, booklets,
etc.), mostly about PCs and the Web. I collaborated with many Italian
publishers. My editors teased me about my dream to be the
italian Peter Norton (hey, the 4.th "N")... ;-)
Some examples of my works are listed in the italian
version of this page.
Online and offline
I contributed to some CD-ROMs: authoring of online help (Omnia 2000-2001,
mm encyclopedia by De Agostini),
and CBT modules (HF in Air Traffic Control & Crew Management, by Magister
I'm interested in Web Design/Usability. I collaborated as an author/instructor
to a Web-Based Training project (by Apogeo
- Somedia - Kataweb): distance learning about IT and Internet-related
As a trainer, I worked with managers, employees, students, teaching them
office automation, many sw tools and Internet. After all, my preferred
job is the "initialization" of absolute beginners to the IT
and Web domain.
In the past, I've been a teacher in the high-school (philosophy), a care-keeper
(persons with psychic handicap and persons with AIDS), a researcher (bioethics).
See also my CV (English version available)