Anthony Faiola

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Indiana University, School of Informatics (IUPUI) (


PhD, Purdue University (2005)
MA, Ohio State University (1984)
MFA, Ohio State University (1979)
MA, SUNY Albany (1977)
BFA, SUNY New Paltz (1975)

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With the dual role of faculty and director of HCI, Professor Faiola's teaching and pedagogical research focus on the theory and practice of human-centered design and usability testing of interactive products. His empirical research agenda embodies the study of cross-cultural cognition and Web design, i.e. how culture shapes cognitive development and processes that may impact Web design and Web use.


Anthony Faiola is a three-time Fulbright Scholar to Russia in communication technology (Web Design & usability), Associate Professor of Informatics and New Media, and Associate Director of the Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Graduate Program at Indiana University School of Informatics (IUPUI). Professor Faiola has pursued a broad scholarly path since the early 1980s that has evolved from the fields of information design, visual communication, and computer graphics to computer-mediated communication and HCI. His 25 years of experience in higher education, industry, and administration has placed him in an array of roles and environments, both in the U.S. and abroad. After working in advertising, design, and new media throughout the 1980s and early 90s, his work in international publishing with an American firm in St. Petersburg, Russia established his expertise in international communications and negotiations. After returning to the U.S. in 1998, he accepted a faculty position at Purdue University's Department of Computer Graphics and in 2000 began teaching at IUPUI. Professor Faiola has over 40 publications in the fields of communication, design, Web usability, and HCI pedagogy. With the goal of maintaining an international profile, he continues to lecture at universities primarily in Russia, but continues to travel and lecture in the Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, and Italy on the subjects of HCI and communication technology. He recently completed his third Fulbright appointment at Moscow State University of the Printing Arts and will Chair multiple HCI symposiums in London, Florence (summer 2004) and Las Vegas (2005).

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Faiola, Anthony, Davis, Stephen Boyd, Edwards, Richard L. (2010): Extending knowledge domains for new media education: integrating interaction design theory. In New Media Society, 12 (5) pp. 691-709.

Bolchini, Davide, Pulido, Diego, Faiola, Anthony (2009): "Paper in screen" prototyping: an agile technique to anticipate the mobile experience. In Interactions, 16 (4) pp. 29-33.

Newlon, Christine M., Faiola, Anthony, MacDorman, Karl F. (2008): Building the Mega-Collaboration Interface: Behavioral, Cultural, and Cognitive Factors in . In: IV 2008 - 12th International Conference on Information Visualisation 8-11 July, 2008, London, UK. pp. 509-514.

Faiola, Anthony, Voiskounsky, Alexander E. (2007): Flow Experience of MUD Players: Investigating Multi-User Dimension Gamers from the USA. In: Schuler, Douglas (eds.) OCSC 2007 - Online Communities and Social Computing - Second International Conference July 22-27, 2007, Beijing, China. pp. 324-333.

Faiola, Anthony, Groth, Dennis P. (2005): Enhancing 3D File Search with Landscapes and Personal Histories: Exploring the Possibiliti. In: IV 2005 - 9th International Conference on Information Visualisation 6-8 July, 2005, London, UK. pp. 613-618.

Altom, Tim, Buher, Melynda, Downey, Michael, Faiola, Anthony (2004): Using 3D Landscapes to Navigate File Systems: The MountainView Interface. In: IV 2004 - 8th International Conference on Information Visualisation 14-16 July, 2004, London, UK. pp. 645-649.

Faiola, Anthony (2002): Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). In Interactions, 9 (2) pp. 29-32.