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Clara Mancini

Author: Clara Mancini

Clara Mancini is presently research fellow at the Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University, where she works in a highly interdisciplinary environment.

In general, her work is concerned with the understanding of electronic media's linguistic possibilities and their implications for both human communication and computer system design. Her research interests include hypermedia languages; knowledge modelling and discourse representation in hypertext; hypermedia repositories and digital libraries; hypertext discourse and cognitive coherence; interaction between textual and visual codes in electronic media; cognitive processes and hypertext affordances.

In particular, she has been working on the problem of coherence in interactve textual and visual discourse and her main contribution to the research area is the investigation of Cinematic Hypertext as a paradigm for framing the medium and its characteristics. Her work gathers ideas from technology, psycholinguistics, visual design, narratology and film theory, and identifies design principles and guidelines for the development of experimental systems.

Clara graduated in Letters of Arts at Pisa University, studying literature, arts critics and aesthetics, semiotics and cinematic theory. She was awarded the Euro Multimedia Master by the Italian Association of Cinematic Industry and a specialization in Educational Communication by Padova University. She worked in Italy as hypertext designer for the National Centre of Conservation and Study of Scientific Instruments and for Consorzio Pisa Ricerche, before moving to England, where she obtained a Ph.D. in Knowledge Media at the Knowledge Media Instiute.


Publication period start: 2012
Number of co-authors: 17


Number of publications with favourite co-authors
Blaine A. Price
Yvonne Rogers
Bashar Nuseibeh

Productive Colleagues

Most productive colleagues in number of publications
Simon Buckingham Shum
Bashar Nuseibeh
Yvonne Rogers


Mancini, Clara, Shum, Simon Buckingham (2006): Modelling discourse in contested domains: A semiotic and cognitive framework. In International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 64 (11) pp. 1154-1171. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhcs.2006.07.002

Mancini, Clara, Buckingham, Simon Shum (2001): Cognitive coherence relations and hypertext: from cinematic patterns to scholarly discours. In: Hypertext'01 - Proceedings of the Twelfth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia August 14-18, 2001, Aarhus, Denmark. pp. 165-174. https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/504216.504261

Mancini, Clara (2000): From Cinematographic to Hypertext Narrative. In: Hypertext 00 - Proceedings of the Eleventh ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia May 30 - June 03, 2000, San Antonio, Texas, USA. pp. 236-237. https://www.acm.org/pubs/articles/proceedings/hypertext/336296/p236-mancini/p236-mancini.pdf

Mancini, Clara, Shum, Simon Buckingham (2004): Towards \'cinematic\' hypertext. In: Proceedings of the Fifteenth ACM Conference on Hypertext , 2004, . pp. 215-224. https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1012807.1012863

Thomas, Keerthi, Mancini, Clara, Jedrzejczyk, Lukasz, Bandara, Arosha K., Joinson, Adam, Price, Blaine A., Rogers, Yvonne, Nuseibeh, Bashar (2009): Studying location privacy in mobile applications: \'predator vs. prey\' probes. In: Proceedings of the 2009 Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security , 2009, . pp. 33. https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1572532.1572572

Boesen, Julie, Rode, Jennifer A., Mancini, Clara (2010): The domestic panopticon: location tracking in families. In: Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Uniquitous Computing , 2010, . pp. 65-74. https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1864349.1864382

Mancini, Clara, Rogers, Yvonne, Bandara, Arosha K., Coe, Tony, Jedrzejczyk, Lukasz, Joinson, Adam N., Price, Blaine A., Thomas, Keerthi, Nuseibeh, Bashar (2010): Contravision: exploring users' reactions to futuristic technology. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2010 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2010, . pp. 153-162. https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1753326.1753350

Price, Blaine A., Mancini, Clara, Rogers, Yvonne, Bandara, Arosha K., Coe, Tony, Joinson, Adam N., Lay, Jeffrey A., Nuseibeh, Bashar (2010): ContraVision: presenting contrasting visions of future technology. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2010 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2010, . pp. 4759-4764. https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1753846.1754227

Mancini, Clara, Rogers, Yvonne, Thomas, Keerthi, Joinson, Adam N., Price, Blaine A., Bandara, Arosha K., Jedrzejczyk, Lukasz, Nuseibeh, Bashar (2011): In the best families: tracking and relationships. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2011 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2011, . pp. 2419-2428. https://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1978942.1979296

Mancini, Clara, Linden, Janet van der, Bryan, Jon, Stuart, Andrew (2012): Exploring interspecies sensemaking: dog tracking semiotics and multispecies ethnography. In: Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Uniquitous Computing , 2012, . pp. 143-152. https://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2370216.2370239