Licia Calvi


  • Italy


  • Interactivity
  • Interaction Design


  • Interaction design/HCI; reading and writing new media; sociability and virtual communities, digital libraries and repositories

Previous Jobs

  • head of the Learning Centre at Lessius, a College of the University of Leuven (K.U.Leuven)
  • Senior researcher at the Centre for User Experience Research (CUO) at K.U.Leuven
  • Lecturer in New Media at the University of Parma (Italy)
  • Lecturer in HCI at the Technical University of Eindhoven (The Netherlands)
  • Lecturer in New Media at Trinity College, Dublin (Ireland)

Other Jobs and/or Activities

  • Consultancy for the National History Museum in London to evaluate the use of the mobile service within the Shell Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition in 2007
  • Consultancy for the Department of Education of the Ministry of the Flemish Community, on the e-learning programme BIS (Begeleid Individueel Studeren) online.
  • Co-organisation of the Exhibition Graduate Show of the M.Sc. Multimedia projects in 1999 at the Douglas Hide Gallery, in Dublin
  • Consultancy for Ministry of Culture of the Flemish Community on e-learning

Recent Publications

  • Licia Calvi, “Disjoint Montage in Blow up: The Role of Readers and Spectators in Pre-Digital Media”. C. E. Ball and J. Kalmbach (eds.), Reading and Writing New Media. Hampton Press.
  • Verónica Donoso and Licia Calvi, “Self-regulated and Informal Learning: understanding How New Digital Contexts Support Autonomous Learning Processes”. Interaction Design & Architectures Journal. In press.
  • Roberta Caccialupi, Licia Calvi, Maria Cassella and Georgia Conte “Usability evaluation of a multimedia archive: B@bele”. European Conference on Digital Libraries, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) 5714, pp. 370-376, 2009.
  • LLicia Calvi, “Personal networks as a case for online communities: two case studies”. International Journal of Web-based Communities, vol. 5, 1, pp. 49-65, 2009.
  • Licia Calvi, “How to Engage Users in Online Sociability”. B. Whitworth and A. de Moor (eds.). Handbook of Research on Socio-Technical Design and Social Networking Systems. IGI Global, pp. 544-557, 2009.