The Università della Svizzera italiana has awarded the 2014 PhD honoris causa in communication to Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia and of Wikimedia. Wikipedia has become the largest encyclopedia int he world, and possible the first result you get on a search engine when looking for something! For this reason the faculty of Communication SciencesContinue reading “Doctorate honoris causa to Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia”
The ICA conference 2013 took place in London last week, with an unprecedented amount of participants. Those you managed to find the right room in the maze of the Hilton metropole hotel, have been rewarded with great presentations. I appreciated the ‘high density’ poster format, which allowed to have an insights on the research onContinue reading “The best of ICA conference 2013 in London”
Communicating across cultures is often a challenge: it is easy to imagine that visualization can help us overcome linguistic barriers, but it can actually do much more! The benefits of visual mapping for cross-cultural communication can be summarized in five main factors: 1. Overcoming linguistic barriers. 2. Providing double cues: When the verbal or textualContinue reading “Organizational communication across cultures with visual mapping: benefits and perils”
Last Thursday Professor Edo Poglia of the University of Lugano gave his Lezione di Commiato, which in English is usually called – with a more engaging title- The Last Lecture. In one hour he had the challenging talk of talking us through his life in research, having now reached the retiring age of 70. TheContinue reading “The last lecture of Professor Poglia: the world in 6 dimensions”
I just arrived at the IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2011, taking place in Rome. Tomorrow morning I’ll be presenting my paper “Augmenting Communication with Visualization: Effects on Emotional and Cognitive Response” at 11:00. If you’re interested, here’s the prezi presentation.