Here’s a chronological list of my publications. If you have trouble finding them online for download, you can email me to request copies.


Ciolfi, L., Lewkowicz, M., Schmidt, K. (2023). Computer-Supported Cooperative Work. In: Vanderdonckt, J., Palanque, P., Winckler, M. (eds) Handbook of Human Computer Interaction. Springer, Cham.

Giglitto, D., Ciolfi, L., Lockley, E. and Kaldeli, E. (Eds) (2023). Digital Approaches to Inclusion and Participation in Cultural Heritage. Insights from Research and Practice in Europe. London: Routledge, 288 pages ISBN 9781032234380 

Kaldeli, E., Giglitto, D., Lockley, E. and Ciolfi, L. (2023), “CultureLabs: Recipes for Social Innovation”, in Giglitto et al. (Eds), Digital Approaches to Inclusion and Participation in Cultural Heritage. Insights from Research and Practice in Europe. London: Routledge, 76-97


Travlou, P. and Ciolfi, L. (eds.) 2022. Ethnographies of Collaborative Economies across Europe: Understanding Sharing and Caring. London: Ubiquity Press. DOI: License: CC BY-NC-ND

Cristiano Storni, Kellie Morrissey, Luigina Ciolfi, and Sarah Foley. 2022. PDC Places: Landscapes of Participatory design in Ireland. In Proceedings of the Participatory Design Conference 2022 – Volume 2 (PDC ’22). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 271–272.


Ciolfi, L. (2021). “Hybrid Interactions in Museums: Why Materiality Still Matters”. In: Champion, E. M. (ed.) Virtual Heritage: A Guide. Pp. 67–79. London: Ubiquity Press. DOI: License: CC-BY-NC

Petrelli, D., Ciolfi, L. and Avram, G. (2021). “Envisioning, Designing and Rapid Prototyping Heritage Installations with a Tangible Interaction Toolkit”. Human-Computer Interaction,

Giglitto, D., Ciolfi, L. and Bosswick, W. (2021). “Building a bridge: Opportunities and challenges for intangible cultural heritage at the intersection of institutions, civic society, and migrant communities”. International Journal of Heritage Studies, DOI: 1080/13527258.2021.1922934


Gray, B., Ciolfi, L. and De Carvalho, A. F. P. (2020), Made To Work. Mobilising Contemporary Worklives. London: Routledge. Order it here

Ciolfi, L., Gray, B., De Carvalho, A. F. P. (2020), “Making Home Work Places”. In: Proceedings of the 18th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work: The International Venue on Practice-centred Computing on the Design of Cooperation Technologies – Exploratory Papers, Reports of the European Society for Socially Embedded Technologies (ISSN 2510-2591).

Claisse, C., Petrelli, D., Ciolfi, L., Dulake, N., Marshall, M.T. and Durrant, A. (2020), “Crafting Critical Heritage Discourses into Interactive Exhibition Design”, Proceedings of CHI 2020 – Human Factors in Computing Systems, Hawai’i , New York: ACM Press (13 pages)


Travlou, P. and Ciolfi, L. (Eds.) (2019), Ethnographies of Collaborative Economies Conference Proceedings. University of Edinburgh, 25 October 2019.
ISBN 978-1-912669-11-0, Available Online

Avram, G., Ciolfi, L., Spedale, S., Roberts, D. and Petrelli, D. (2019), “Co-Design Goes Large”, ACM Interactions XXVI.5, September-October 2019, 58-63.

Hornecker, E. and Ciolfi, L. (2019), Human-Computer Interactions in Museums, Morgan & Claypool (Buy it here)

Giglitto, D., Ciolfi, L., Claisse, C. and Lockley, E. (2019), “Bridging cultural heritage and communities through digital technologies: Understanding perspectives and challenges”, in Proc. Of Communities & Technologies 2019, New York: ACM, 81-91 (link)

Ciolfi, L. and Lockley, E. (2019), “Exploring flash fiction for the collaborative interpretation of qualitative data”, in Proc. Of ECSCW 2019 – Exploratory Papers,

Avram, G, Ciolfi, L. and L. Maye (2019), “Creating Tangible Interactions with Cultural Heritage: Lessons Learned from a Large Scale, Long-Term Co-Design Project”. CoDesign Journal, Online First (available as Gold Open Access)

Cecchinato, M. E., Rooksby, J., Hiniker, A., Munson, S., Lukoff, K., Ciolfi, L., Thieme, A., and Harrison, D. (2019), “Designing for Digital Wellbeing: A Research & Practice Agenda”. CHI EA’19 Extended abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Paper No. W17, New York: ACM, DOI


Claisse, C., Petrelli, D., Marshall, M. and Ciolfi, L. (2018), “Multisensory Interactive Storytelling to Augment the Visit of a Historical House Museum”, Proc. of DigitalHERITAGE 2018, 26-30 October 2018, San Francisco (USA).

Ciolfi, L. and Lockley, E. (2018), “From Work to Life and Back Again: Examining the digitally-mediated work/life practices of a group of knowledge workers”, Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, 27:3-6, 803- 839 (open access)

Ciolfi, L. & McLoughlin, M. (2018) “Supporting Place-Specific Interaction Through a Physical/Digital Assembly”, Human-Computer Interaction, Vol. 33, 2018: 5-6, 499-543 (open access):

Ciolfi, L. (2018), “Can Digital Interactions Support New Dialogue Around Heritage?”, ACM Interactions, XXV.2 March April 2018, p. 24,

Soranzo, A., Petrelli, D., Ciolfi, L. and Reidy, J. (2018), “On the Perceptual Aesthetics of Interactive Objects”. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. Online first (open access):

Ciolfi, L., Damala, A., Hornecker, E., Lechner, M. and Maye, L. (Eds.) (2018), Cultural Heritage Communities: Technologies and Challenges, London: Routledge. ISBN 1138697192, 9781138697195


De Carvalho, A. F. P., Rossitto, C., Lampinen, A., Ciolfi, L. and Gray, B. (2017), Proceedings of the ECSCW 2017 Workshop on “Nomadic Cultures Beyond Work Practices”, International Reports on Socio-Informatics (IRSI) Vol 14 Iss 3 (2017)

Ciolfi, L. and Lockley, E. (2017), “Work-Life Strategies on the Move: Reconfiguring Boundaries”. In Aparecido Fabiano Pinatti de Carvalho, Chiara Rossitto, Airi Lampinen, Luigina Ciolfi, Breda Gray (Eds.), International Reports on Socio-Informatics (IRSI). (Vol. 14, Iss. 3, pp. 35-40)

Ciolfi, L. (2017), “Choosing an Academic Publication Venue: A Short Guide for Beginners”,

Lee, C. P., Ciolfi, L. and Randall, D. (2017), “ECSCW 2017: the 15th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work”, CSCW Journal, 26:4-6 (

Maye, L., Bouchard, D., Avram, G. and Ciolfi, L. (2017), “Supporting Cultural Heritage Professionals Adopting and Shaping Interactive Technologies in Museums”, Proc. of DIS 2017, New York: ACM, 221-232. Best Paper Award (available here)

Claisse, C., Ciolfi, L. and Petrelli, D. (2017), “Containers of Stories: using co-design and digital augmentation to empower the museum community and create novel experiences of heritage at a house museum”, The Design Journal, Volume 20, 2017 – Issue sup1: Design for Next: Proceedings of the 12th European Academy of Design Conference, Sapienza University of Rome, 12-14 April 2017, pp S2906-S2918. DOI: 10.1080/14606925.2017.1352801

Ciolfi, L. and Lockley, E. (2017), “Flash Fiction Exploring the Blurring of Work and Life”, Workshop “Design Fiction for Mixed-Reality Performances”, CHI 2017, Denver (CO)

Gray, B., Ciolfi, L. , de Carvalho, A. F. P., D’Andrea, A. and Wixted, L. (2017), “Post-Fordist Reconfigurations of Gender, Work and Life: Theory and Practice”, The British Journal of Sociology, 68(4), 620-642. DOI:10.1111/1468-4446.12267

De Carvalho, A. F. P., Ciolfi, L. and Gray, B. (2017), “Detailing a Spectrum of Motivational Forces Shaping Nomadic Practices”, in Proceedings of CSCW 2017, Portland (Oregon), New York: ACM, 962-977. Best Paper Award (available here).


Grönvall, E., Ciolfi, L., Avram, G., Rossitto, C. and Barkhuus, L. (2016), “HCI at the Boundary of Work and Life”, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, (2016) 20: 481-485

Marshall, M., Dulake, N., Ciolfi, L., Duranti, D. and Petrelli, D. (2016), “Using Tangible Smart Replicas as Controls for an Interactive Museum Exhibition”, Proceedings of TEI 2016 – Tenth Anniversary Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction, New York: ACM, 159-167.

Petrelli, D., Soranzo, A., Ciolfi, L. and Reidy, J. (2016), “Exploring the Aesthetic of Tangible Interaction: Experiments on the Perception of Hybrid Objects”, Proceedings of TEI 2016 – Tenth Anniversary Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction, New York: ACM, 100-108.

Bjørn, P., Ciolfi, L., Ackerman, M., Fitzpatrick, G. and Wulf, V. (2016), “Practice-Based CSCW Research: ECSCW bridging across the Atlantic”, CSCW 2016 Conference Companion, New York: ACM, 210-220.

Ciolfi, L., Avram, G., Maye, L., Dulake, N., Marshall, M.T., van Dijk, D. and McDermott, F. (2016), “Articulating Co-Design in Museums: Reflection on Two Participatory Processes”, Proceedings of CSCW 2016, New York: ACM, 13-25.

Ciolfi, L. and Petrelli, D. (2016), “Walking and Designing with Cultural Heritage Volunteers”, ACM Interactions, XXIII January + February 2016, 46-51 (available here)

Ciolfi, L. and Avram, G. (2016), “Digital Social Interactions in the City: Reflecting on location-based social media”, in Perng, S-Y and Kitchin, R. (Eds.), Code and the City, London: Routledge, 91-104


Ciolfi, L. and Petrelli, D. (2015), “Studying a Community of Volunteers at a Historic Cemetery to Inspire Interaction Concepts”. In De Cindio, F., Pipek, V. and Avram, G. (Eds.), Proceedings of Communities & Technologies 2015, Limerick (Ireland), 27 June-1 July 2015. New York: ACM, 139-148.

Ciolfi, L. (2015), “Embodiment and Place Experience in Heritage Technology Design”, in Henning, M. (Ed.), Volume 3: Museum Media, part of McDonald, S. and Rees-Leahy, H., The International Handbook of Museum Studies, London: Wiley-Blackwell, 419-446.

Cosley, D., Forte, A., Ciolfi, L. and McDonald, D. (Eds.) (2015), CSCW ’15 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, Vancouver, BC, Canada, March 14-18 2015, New York: ACM

Ciolfi, L., Petrelli, D., McDermott, F., Avram, G. and van Dijk, D. (2015), “Co-Design to Empower Cultural Heritage Professionals as Technology Designers: The meSch Project”, in Bihanic, D. (Ed.), Empowering Users Through Design, London: Springer, 213-224


Maye, L., McDermott, F., Ciolfi, L. and Avram, G. (2014), “Interactive Exhibitions Design – What can we learn from cultural heritage professionals?”, Proceedings of NordiCHI 2014, October 28-30 2014, Helsinki (Finland)

Hornecker, E., Honauer, M. and Ciolfi, L. (2014), “Exploring Historical Cemeteries as a Site for Technological Augmentation”, Proceedings of iHCI 2014, The Eighth Irish Human-Computer Interaction Conference, Dublin City University (Ireland) (Download)

Ciolfi, L. and Avram (G.) (2014), “Digital Social Interactions in the City: Reflecting on location-based social media”, Intl. Workshop “Code and the City”, Maynooth University (Ireland), September 3-4, 2014.

Rossitto, C., Ciolfi, L., Martin, D. and Conein, B. (2014), COOP 2014 – Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems, 27-30 May, Nice (France), London: Springer

Ciolfi, L. and Pinatti de Carvalho, A. F. (2014), “Work Practices, Nomadicity and the Mediational Role of Technology”, CSCW Journal, Vol. 23, No. 2, March 2014 (Download)

Hornecker, E., Honauer, M. and Ciolfi, L. (2014), “Technology Augmentation of Historic Cemeteries – A Cross-Site Comparison”, in Proceedings of  TEI 2014 – Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction Conference, Vol. 2 Work in Progress track, 16-19 February 2014, Munich, Germany.


Ciolfi, L., Petrelli, D., Goldberg, R., Dulake, N., Willox, M., Marshall, M.T. and Caparrelli, F. (2013), “Exploring historical, social and natural heritage: Challenges for tangible interaction design at Sheffield General Cemetery”, in Proceedings of NODEM 2013, Stockholm December 2013

Ciolfi, L. (2013), “The Collaborative Work of Heritage: Open Challenges for CSCW”, in Bertelsen, O.W., Ciolfi, L., Grasso, M.A. and Papadopoulos, G. A.,(Eds), Proceedings of ECSCW 2013, London: Springer, 83-101

Petrelli, D., Ciolfi, L., van Dijk, D., Hornecker, E., Not, E. and Schmidt, A. (2013), “Integrating Material and Digital: A New Way for Cultural Heritage”, ACM Interactions, July + August 2013, 58-63

Ciolfi, L. (2013),  “Space and place in digital technology research: A theoretical overview”, in Price, S., Jewitt, C. and Brown, B. (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Digital Technology Research, London: SAGE, in press

Bertelsen, O.W., Ciolfi, L., Grasso, M.A. and Papadopoulos, G.A. (Eds.) (2013), ECSCW 2013: Proceedings of the Thirteenth European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work. London: Springer

Giaccardi, E., Ciolfi, L., Hornecker, E., Speed, C., Bardzell, S., Stappers, P.J., Hekkert, P. and Rozendaal, M. (2013), “Explorations in social interaction design”. CHI’13 workshop. CHI’13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 3259-3262 link ACM DL

Ciolfi, L. and O’Brien, G. (Eds.) (2013), Magic Is Might 2012: Proceedings of the International Conference, ISBN 978-1-84387-359-4 (Sheffield (UK): Sheffield Hallam University) (Available for download)


Ciolfi, L. (2012) “Social Traces: Visitor­Generated Content and the Creation of Shared Heritage”, in Giaccardi, E. (Ed.), Heritage Matters: Understanding and Experiencing Heritage Through Social Media, London: Routledge, 2012, pp 69-86

Ciolfi, L. and McLoughlin, M. (2012), “Of Turf Fires, Fine Linen and Porter Cake: Design for Living History”, ACM Interactions, XIX.5 September + October 2012, 18-21 (read it here)

Ciolfi, L. and McLoughlin, M. (2012), “Designing for Meaningful Visitor Engagement at a Living History Museum”, in Proceedings of NordiCHI 2012, Copenhagen (Denmark), Oct. 14-17 2012.

Ciolfi, L., Gray, B. and D’Andrea A. (2012), “Social Aspects of Place Experience in Nomadic Work/Life Practices”, in Dugdale, J., Masclet, C., Grasso, A. and Boujut, J-F. (Eds) Proceedings of COOP 2012, London: Springer,183-196

Ciolfi, L. (2012), “Place-centred interaction design: situated participation andco-creation in places of heritage”. In: Ballarin, M. and Dalla Mura,M., (eds.) Museum and design principles, Proceedings of the conference. Venezia, Fondazione di Venezia, 57-68.


McLoughlin, M. and Ciolfi, L. (2011), “Design Interventions for Open-Air Museums: Applying and Extending the Principles of “Assembly” “, Proceedings of CHI 2011 – Human Factors in Computing Systems, Vancouver May 2011, ACM, pp 553-556

Ciolfi, L. and McLoughlin, M. (2011), Physical Keys to Digital Memories: Reflecting on the role of tangible artefacts in “Reminisce”, in Bearman, D. and Trant, J. (2011), Proceedings of Museums and the Web 2011, Museums and Archives Informatics, pp 197-208

Ciolfi, L. (2011), “Augmented Places: Exploring human experience of technology at the boundary between physical and digital worlds”, in Strumper-Krobb, S. and James Chakraborty, K. (Eds.)Crossing Borders: Space Beyond Disciplines, New York: Peter Lang, pp 205-222

D’Andrea, A., Gray, B. and Ciolfi, L. (2011), “Methodological Challenges and Innovations in Mobilities Research”, Mobilities, Special Issue 6:2 – May 2011, pp 149-160. Part of D’Andrea, A., Gray, B., and Ciolfi, L. (2011), Methodological Challenges and Innovations in Mobilities Studies, Mobilities, Special Issue 6:2 – May 2011, (149-235)

de Carvalho, A.F.P., Ciolfi, L. and Gray, B. (2011), “The Making of Nomadic Work: Understanding the Mediational Role of ICTs”, in Handbook of Research on Mobility and Computing: Evolving Technologies and Ubiquitous Impacts, Edited by Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha & Fernando Moreira, IGI Global, pp. 381-396

Ciolfi, L. and McLoughlin, M. (2011), “Challenges for the Technological Augmentation of Open-Air Museums: Bridging Buildings, Artefacts and Activities”, Nordisk Museologi, 1, s. 15-36

Bødker, S., Bouvin, N.O., Lutters, W., Wulf, V. and Ciolfi, L. (Eds.) (2011), ECSCW’11 Proceedings of the Twelfth European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, London: Springer.

Ciolfi, L., Scott, K., and Barbieri, S. (Eds.) (2011), “Proceedings of the International Conference “Re-thinking Technology in Museums 2011: Emerging Experiences”, ISBN/S 1-905952-31-7 978-1-905952-31-1  University of Limerick (Download here)

Storni, C., Bannon, L.J., Ciolfi, L., Bria, F. (2011) “Re-thinking user-centered design with new forms of end user empowerment”, Workshop at CHItaly 2011, Alghero September 2011


Avram, G., Ciolfi, L. and McLoughlin, M. (2010), “Get Connected: Your Museum and Social Media”, Museum Ireland, Vol. 20, Irish Museums Association, pp 110-120

Byrne, D., Lee, H., Smeaton, A. and Ciolfi, L. (Eds.) (2010), iHCI 2010. Proceedings of the Fourth Irish Human-Computer Interaction Conference, ISBN 1872327885, Dublin City University

Ciolfi, L. (2010),”Experiences of Place in the ICT-Mediated World”, in The Social Sciences in an age of Uncertainty, Irish Social Sciences Platform Third Annual Conference, University of Limerick, December 2-3 2010

Ciolfi, L. and McLoughlin, M. (2010), “Challenges for the Technological Augmentation of Open-Air Museums: Bridging Buildings, Artefacts and Activities”, NODEM 2010: From Place to Presence, A biannual conference on digital media and heritage, Nov. 24-26. 2010, Copenhagen, Denmark

Ciolfi, L., McLoughlin, M. and L. J. Bannon (2010), “The Space of the Visit in Open-Air Museums”,EUROQUAL Conference International Perspectives on Qualitative Research in the Social Sciences, London May 2010


Bannon, L.J., Ciolfi, L. and McLoughlin, M. (2009), “The potential of new technologies in encouraging visitors to interact with the history and heritage of museum collections”, Museum Ireland, Volume 19, pp 144-148

Balka, E., Ciolfi, L., Simone, C., Tellioğlu, H. and Wagner, I. (2009), ECSCW’09 Proceedings of the Eleventh European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, London: Springer.


Ciolfi, L., Bannon, L.J. and Fernström, M. (2008), “Including visitor contributions in cultural heritage installations: Designing for participation”, Museum Management and Curatorship, Vol. 23, Issue 4, pp 353-365

Ciolfi, L., Fitzpatrick, G. and Bannon, L., (2008), “Settings for Collaboration: The Role of Place”, Computer Supported Cooperative Work Journal, Springer, Vol. 17, Nos. 2-3, April/June 2008 (91-96). Part of Ciolfi, L., Fitzpatrick, G. and Bannon, L. (Eds) (2008), “Settings for Collaboration: The Role of Place”, Special Issue of the Computer Supported Cooperative Work Journal, Springer, Vol. 17, Nos. 2-3, April-June 2008 (91-290).

McCarthy, J. and Ciolfi, L. (2008), “Place as dialogue: understanding and supporting the museum experience”, International Journal of Heritage Studies, 14:3, 247-267

Ciolfi, L., Bannon, L. J. and Fernström (2008), “I contributi dei visitatori come patrimonio culturale: il design per la partecipazione”, Tafter Journal, n.2, 2008. Available at:

Ciolfi, L., McLoughlin, M. and Bannon, L. (2008), “Lessons from a Walk in the Park: Augmenting the Visitor Experience at Heritage Sites”, in McCarthy, J., Pitt, I. and Kirakowski, J. (Eds.), Proceedings of iHCI 2008.

Ciolfi, L. (2008), “Augmented places: Exploring human experience at the boundary between physical and digital worlds”, Workshop paper for Imagining Space: Negotiating Cross-Discipline Terrains, University College Dublin, 3rd October 2008.

Deegan, J., Hayes, M., Bannon, L. and Ciolfi, L. (2008), Enhancing the Visitor Experience at Visitor Attractions Through the Adoption of Information and Communications Technology, Failte Ireland Thematic Grant Summary /report and Implementation Guidelines, Dublin: Failte Ireland, December 2008


Bowers, J., Bannon, L., Fraser, M., Hindmarsh, J., Benford, S., Heath C., Taxén, G. and Ciolfi, L. (2007),  “From the Disappearing Computer to Living Exhibitions: Shaping Interactivity in Museum Settings”, in Streitz, N., Kameas, A. and Mavrommati, I. (Eds.), The Disappearing Computer: Interaction Design, System Infrastructures and Applications for Smart Environments. Springer, Heidelberg. LNCS 4500, 30-49

Ciolfi, L. and Bannon L.J. (2007),Designing Hybrid Places: merging interaction design, ubiquitous technologies and geographies of the museum space”, Co-Design, 3:3, 159 – 180

Ciolfi, L. (2007), “Supporting Affective Experiences of Place Through Interaction Design”, Co-Design, Volume 3, Issue S1 2007, pages 183 – 198

Ciolfi, L., Fernström, M., Bannon, L.J., Deshpande, P., Gallagher, P., McGettrick, C., Quinn, N., and Shirley, S. (2007) “The Shannon Portal Installation: An Example of Interaction Design for Public Places”, IEEE Computer, 40:7, July 2007, pp 65-72.

Ciolfi, L. and Bannon, L.J. (2007), Proceedings of iHCI07 – The First Irish Human-Computer Interaction Conference, University of Limerick May 2007, ISBN/S 1-905952-02-3  978-1-905952-02-1

Ciolfi, L., Bannon, L. J. and Fernström (2007), “Visitors contributions as cultural heritage: designing for participation”, Proceedings of ICHIM 2007, Toronto (Canada), October 2007.

Ciolfi, L. (2007), “Taking a walk: investigating personal paths in the museum space”, in Golightly, D., Rose, T., Wong, B.L.W., Light, A., CREATE07 – Proceedings of the Conference on Creative Inventions, Innovations and Everyday Designs in HCI, London, June 2007

Bogdan, C., Buscher, M., Ciolfi, L. and Rossitto, C. (2007), “Beyond Mobility: Studying Nomadic Work”, Workshop atECSCW’07, Limerick, Ireland.


Lennon, M., Bannon, L.J. Ciolfi, L. (2006). “Space to reflect: combinatory methods for developing student interaction design projects in public spaces.” CoDesign 2(2): 53-69.

Ciolfi, L. & Cooke, M. (2006) “HCI for Interaction designers: communicating the bigger picture”. In E. Hvannberg, J. Read, L. Bannon, P, Kotze & W. Wong, Inventivity: Teaching theory, design and innovation in HCI, Proceedings of HCIEd2006 -1 23-34 March, 2006, Limerick Ireland.

Murphy, D., Bartolucci, I. and Ciolfi, L. (2006), “Understanding Real-World Practice: a Place-Centred Study of Mobile Workers”, Workshop on Mobile Interaction in the Real World, Mobile HCI, Helsinki, September 2006.

Ciolfi, L. and Bannon, L. (2006), “Space and Place: Empirical and Theoretical Explorations”, Workshop “Locating Boundaries”, PDC’06, Trento, Italy.


Ciolfi, L. and L. Bannon (2005), “Space, place and the design of technologically enhanced physical environments”, in Turner, P. and E. Davenport (eds.), Space, Spatiality and Technology, London: Springer. 217-232

Lennon, M., Bannon, L.J., Ciolfi, L. (2005). “Combinatory Methods for Developing Student Interaction Design Projects”, In P. A. Rodgers, Brodhurst, L., & Hepburn, D. (eds.) Crossing Design Boundaries. London, Taylor & Francis. 731-738

Hall, T., Bannon., L., Ciolfi, L., & Murphy, E. (2005) “Hybrid digital-physical exhibitions: Creating new possibilities for education through novel computing in museums.” Journal of Education in Museums. 26, pp. 13-18. Group for Education in Museums (GEM): U.K. Stevenson, J. (Ed.).

Bannon, L. and Ciolfi, L. (2005), “Interaction Design @ IDC Limerick”, Interaction Design and Architectures, Vol. 1, No. 1,  pp. 24-31.

Ciolfi, L., Cooke, M., Hall, T., Bannon, L.J. and Oliva, S. (eds.) (2005), Proceedings of the International Workshop “Re-Thinking Technology in Museums: towards a new understanding of people’s experience in museums”, University of Limerick June 2005, ISBN 1-874653-80-1 (Download here)

Ciolfi, L., Bartolucci, I. and Murphy, D. (2005) “Meaningful interactions for meaningful places: investigating the relationships between nomadic work, tangible artefacts and the physical environment”, in N. Marmaras, T. Kontogiannis, D. Nathanael (Eds) Proceedings of EACE2005.

Lennon, M., Bannon L.J. and Ciolfi, L. (2005), “Combinatory Methods for Developing Student Interaction Design Projects” in Proceedings of the 3rd Engineering and Product Design Educational International Conference, Napier University Edinburgh, Sept. 2005

Hall, T., Bannon, L., Ciolfi, L., & Murphy, E. (2005) “Disappearing technology, emerging interactivity: designing ubiquitous computing to enhance children’s learning in museums”. Proceedings of EARLI 2005, Integrating Multiple Perspectives on Effective Learning Environments. 11th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction, August 23-27, 2005, Nicosia, Cyprus.

Ciolfi, L. (2005), “Taking a walk: investigating personal paths in the museum space”, CONVIVIO Workshop Understanding Public Spaces: Towards a Methodology, Killaloe (Ireland) 1-2 December 2005.

Ciolfi, L., Cooke, M., Bertelsen, O. and Bannon, L. (2005), Workshop “Understanding and Co-Designing for Aesthetic Experience”, HCI 2005, Edinburgh

Ciolfi, L., Fitzpatrick, G. and Bannon, L. (2005). Workshop “Settings for Collaboration: The Role of Place”, ECSCW 2005, Paris

Ciolfi, L., Deshpande, P. and Bannon, L. (2005), “Understanding Place as Experience: Augmenting Human Activities in Context”, in Wright P., McCarthy, J. Blythe, M., Coyne, R. and Boehner, K.,Workshop on Place and Experience in Human-Computer Interaction, INTERACT Rome 2005.


Ciolfi, L. (2004), “Understanding Spaces as Places: Extending Interaction Design Paradigms”, «Cognition Technology and Work», Special Issue on “Presence: design and technology challenges for cooperative activities in virtual or remote environments”, Vol 6, No. 1, February 2004. Berlin: Springer pp 37-40.

Ferris, K., Bannon, L., Ciolfi, L., Gallagher, P., Hall, T. and M. Lennon (2004), “Shaping Experiences in the Hunt Museum: A Design Case Study”, Proceedings of DIS04, New York: ACM.

Hall, T., Bannon, L., Ciolfi, L., Ferris, K., Gallagher, P., Hickey, N. and A. Hedman (2004), “Tools for Open Interpretation: using novel, non-desktop computing to support multiple perspectives in children’s historical understanding”, Proceedings of ICLS04, International Conference on the Learning Sciences.

Fraser, M, Bowers, J, Brundell, P, O’Malley, C, Reeves, S, Benford, S, Ciolfi, L, Ferris, K, Gallagher, P, Hall, T, Bannon, L, Taxen G, Hellstrom, S. (2004). “Re-tracing the Past: Mixing Realities in Museum Settings”, in ACM SIGCHI International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology ACE 2004. 3 rd – 5 th June 2004 National University of Singapore, Singapore

Ciolfi, L. (2004), “Digitally Making Places: An Observational Study of People’s Experiences of an Interactive Museum Exhibition”, Proceedings of the second workshop on “Space, Spatiality and Technology” 2004.

Ciolfi, L. (2004), “Situating ‘Place’ in Interaction Design: Enhancing the User Experience in Interactive Environments”, Ph.D. thesis, College of Informatics and Electronics, University of Limerick (Ireland), July 2004.

Ciolfi, L. and L. Bannon (2004), “Understanding ‘place’ for enhancing the design of interactive environments”, Technical Report UL IDC 11-05-04.


Ciolfi, L. (2003), “Towards a Localised Experience of Technology. A proposal to enhance interaction design for ubiquitous computing systems”, in Gray, P., Johnson, H. and E. O’Neill (Eds.), Proceedings of HCI2003: Designing for Society, Volume 2, British HCI Group, September 2003.

Ciolfi, L. and L. Bannon (2003), “Learning from Museum Visits: Shaping Design Sensitivities”, Proceedings of HCI International 2003, Crete June 2003.

Hall, T., Ciolfi, L., Ferris, K., Bannon, L., Gallagher, P. and N. Hickey (2003). “The Second Living Exhibition of the SHAPE project: supporting innovative exploration of artefacts with novel learning technology in the museum”, Proceedings of EdTech2003: The Fourth Annual Irish Educational Technology Users, Waterford (Ireland), May 2003.

Ciolfi, L. and L. Bannon (2003), “Space, place and the design of technologically enhanced physical environments”, Workshop on Space, Spatiality and Technologies, Napier University, Edinburgh December 2003.

Hall, T., Ciolfi, L, Hickey, N., and L. Bannon (2002). “From hands-on to minds-on: toward the design of interaction and technology to enhance children’s learning in a museum”, Proceedings of ICLS02,International Conference of Learning Sciences, Seattle (WA) October 2002.

Ciolfi, L. and L. Bannon (2002). “Designing Interactive Museum Exhibits : Enhancing visitor curiosity through augmented artefacts”, in Bagnara, S., Pozzi, S., Rizzo, A. and P. Wright (Eds.), Proceedings of ECCE11, European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics, Catania (Italy) September 2002. Awarded Best Paper.

Hall, T., Ciolfi, L., Hickey, N. and L. Bannon (2002), “Design to Enhance Children’s Interaction in a Museum”, Interaction Design and Children, Eindhoven, August 2002.

Ciolfi, L. and L. Bannon (2002), “Observing, Analysing, Designing: Towards enhanced interactive museum exhibits”, in Gallwey, T., Waldmann, T., O’Sullivan, L. (Eds.), Irish Ergonomics Review, Proceedings of the Irish Ergonomics Society Annual Conference, University of Limerick, April 2002.

Hall, T., Ciolfi, L., Bannon, L., Fraser, M., Benford, S., Bowers, J., Greenhalgh, C., Hellström, S.O., Izadi, S. and H. Schnädelbach (2001). “The Visitor as Virtual Archaeologist: Explorations in Mixed Reality Technology to Enhance Educational and Social Interaction in the Museum”, Proceedings of VAST01 Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, Glyfada, Nr. Athens, Greece, 2001

Benford, S., Bowers, J., Chandler, P., Ciolfi, L., Fraser, M., Greenhalgh, C., Hall, T., Hellström, S.O., Izadi, S., Rodden, T., Schnädelbach, H. and I. Taylor (2001). “Unearthing virtual history: using diverse interfaces to reveal hidden virtual worlds”, in G.D. Abowd, B. Brumitt, S. Shafer (Eds.):Ubicomp 2001: Ubiquitous Computing Third International Conference Atlanta, Georgia, USA, September 30 – October 2, 2001. Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2201. Springer-Verlag.

Ciolfi, L., Bannon, L., and M. Fernström (2001). “Envisioning and Evaluating ‘Out-of-Storage’ Solutions”, in Bearman, D. & Garzotto, F. (Eds.), Proceedings of ICHIM01 International Cultural Heritage Informatics Meeting: Milan, September 2001.

Marti, P., Ciolfi, L. and F. Gabrielli (2000). “Designing auditory spaces”, Proceedings of i3Annual Conference 2000, Jonköping,, September 2000.

Ciolfi, L. (1999), “Lo Spazio, l’ Informazione e l’ Arte. Dinamiche di Interazione”, Tesi di Laurea, University of Siena, December 1999. Awarded publication and Best Thesis Award.

Ciolfi, L. and F. Pucci (1998).  “HIPS: Navigare lo Spazio Virtuale entro lo Spazio Fisico” [HIPS: Navigating Virtual Space Within Physical Space], in AI*IA 1998-Atti Del Convegno Dell’Associazione Italiana Per l’Intelligenza Artificiale, Padova 1998.

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