Sebastiano Bagnara


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Sebastiano Bagnara has a doctoral degree in philosophy from Padua University, and specialised there in psychology. He is currently professor of psychology and cognitive ergonomics at the Milan Polytechnic. Prior to that (1986-2001), he was professor of psychology and lecturer in man-machine interaction at the University of Siena, where he also directed the communication science department until 2001. In addition, he taught ergonomics at the University of Padua (1989-93) and ergonomics applied to industrial design at the Milan Polytechnic (1994-98 and 2000-01).
Sebastiano Bagnara has frequently consulted for large corporations and government agencies, was in charge of many European research projects, and published a large number of books and articles in leading international journals.

He is a member of the boards of the International Ergonomics Association (1980-86 and 2001-) and the Italian Society of Ergonomics (1980-86 and 2001-). He also sits on the Steering Committee for Research Evaluation of the Italian Ministry for Education, University and Research, and on the Scientific Committee of ISIMM (Institute for Innovation in Media and Multimedia), and has been President of the European Association of Cognitive Ergonomics (1990-94).

He is a member of the editorial boards of the journals 'Applied Ergonomics', 'Cognition, Technology, and Work', 'Comunicazione Pubblica', 'International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing', 'International Journal of Applied Psychology', 'Sistemi Intelligenti', 'Sistemi Organizzativi', and 'Travail Humain', and is also the Associate Editor of the journal 'Theoretical Issues in Ergonomic Sciences'.

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Caratozzolo, Maria Cristina, Bagnara, Sebastiano, Parlangeli, Oronzo (2008): Use of information and communication technology to supply health-care services to nomadic . In Behaviour and Information Technology, 27 (4) pp. 345-350.

Bagnara, Sebastiano, Failla, Angelo (2007): From Handicap to Diversity. In: Stephanidis, Constantine (eds.) UAHCI 2007 - 4th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction - Part 1 July 22-27, 2007, Beijing, China. pp. 613-621.

Rizzo, F., Parlangeli, O., Bagnara, Sebastiano (2003): Have Operators to Forget the Old System in Order to Acquire the New One? A Case Study in t. In: Stephanidis, Constantine (eds.) Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction June 22-27, 2003, Crete, Greece. pp. 1416-1420.

Pravettoni, G., Bagnara, Sebastiano (2003): The Role of Voluntary Attention in HCI. In: Stephanidis, Constantine (eds.) Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction June 22-27, 2003, Crete, Greece. pp. 386-390.

Parlangeli, Oronzo, Marchigiani, Enrica, Bagnara, Sebastiano (1999): Multimedia Systems in Distance Education: Effects of Usability on Learning. In Interacting with Computers, 12 (1) pp. 37-49.

Mariani, M., Parlangeli, O., Bagnara, Sebastiano (1997): The Quality of Working Life Assessment. In: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , 1997, . pp. 213-216.

Rizzo, Antonio, Mariani, M., Zenie, A., Bagnara, Sebastiano (1997): Designing the Information Cooperative for Harmonizing, Coordinating, and Promoting Earth O. In: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , 1997, . pp. 741-744.

Marti, P., Rizzo, Antonio, Bagnara, Sebastiano, Lomagistro, P., Tanzini, L. (1997): From System Evaluation to Service Redesign: A Case Study. In: Smith, Michael J., Salvendy, Gavriel, Koubek, Richard J. (eds.) HCI International 1997 - Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction - Volume 2 August 24-29, 1997, San Francisco, California, USA. pp. 779-782.

Rizzo, Antonio, Parlangeli, O., Marchigiani, E., Bagnara, Sebastiano (1996): The Management of Human Errors in User-Centered Design. In ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 28 (3) pp. 114-119.

Polillo, Roberto, Bagnara, Sebastiano, Bocker, Heinz-Dieter, Cantatore, Antonio, D\'Atri, Alessandro, Paolini, Paolo (1994): European Research in Visual Interfaces: Experiences and Perspectives (Panel). In: Advanced Visual Interfaces 1994 , 1994, . pp. 206-209.

Rizzo, Antonio, Parlangeli, O., Cambiganu, C., Bagnara, Sebastiano (1993): Control of Complex System by Situated Knowledge: The Role of Implicit Learning. In: Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , 1993, . pp. 855-860.

Bagnara, Sebastiano, Rizzo, Antonio (1989): A Methodology for the Analysis of Error Processes in Human-Computer Interaction. In: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction , 1989, . pp. 605-612.

Rizzo, Antonio, Bagnara, Sebastiano, Visciola, Michele (1987): Human Error Detection Processes. In International Journal of Man-Machine Studies, 27 (5) pp. 555-570.

Bagnara, Sebastiano, Rizzo, Antonio, Stablum, Franca, Visciola, Michele (1987): "Generics" in Human Decision Making. In: Bullinger, Hans-Jorg, Shackel, Brian (eds.) INTERACT 87 - 2nd IFIP International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction September 1-4, 1987, Stuttgart, Germany. pp. 361-365.

(1992): Cognitive Ergonomics: Contributions from Experimental Psychology, Veer, Gerrit van der, Bagnara, Sebastiano, Kempen, Gerard A. M. (eds.), Elsevier Science Publishers,

Bagnara, Sebastiano, Smith, Gillian Crampton (2006): Theories and Practice in Interaction Design (Human Factors and Ergonomics Series), ,