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S. Borsci (Simone)

Assistant Professor of Human Factors and Cognitive Ergonomics

About Me

I am Assistant Professor of Human Factors and Cognitive Ergonomics at University of Twente. I am also recently nominated Honorary Senior Fellow of Human Factor for Health Technology at Imperial College, and I am collaborating with The UK NIHR MIC London Diagnostics unit for research on medical devices. 

|Research interests Human factors and ergonomics; HCI/HRI, interaction with technology and artefacts, usability and accessibility studies, user experience analysis in ubiquitous computing contexts, modelling of human behaviour, health and disability service and product design, matching people and technology, qualitative and quantitative research of applied psychology using multivariate and predictive statistical techniques.

|Work Experience I have several years professional working experience as specialists for usability, UX and human factors in a range of interdisciplinary projects, both in academia and industry where I have worked as a consultant in relation to user experience. I am currently Assistant Professor of Human Factors and Cognitive Ergonomics at Twente University, at the department of Cognitive Psychology and Ergonomics. From 2015 to 2018, I was Fellow and co-lead of the Human factors unit of the NIHR DEC London at the department of surgery and cancer of Imperial College. My role was to support manufacturers and innovators with evidence to develop and manage barriers to adoption of new medical technologies e.g. point of care and portable medical devices. Since 2013, I was a research fellow at Human Factors Research Group at The University of Nottingham, for the Live Augmented Reality Training Environments (LARTE) project with Jaguar Land Rover. I undertaken experimental analysis on Human and Virtual/Augmented reality interaction for training operators abilities and skills. From 2011 to 2013 I was researcher at Brunel University where I have undertaken research on different topics such as medical device technologies and user perspectives, user experience of interaction, preferences elicitation and usability testing. Moreover, I have also worked as a researcher for the Accessible lifelong Learning for Higher Education project (EU4ALL) funded by the European sixth framework programme, where I was the lead of the Italian group for the accessibility and usability testing of the e-learning system developed by the EU4ALL consortium. At the beginning of my carrier, from 2008 to 2011, I was teaching professor for different modules e.g, psychology of learning and disability, etc. at the University of Perugia, in Italy.

|Expertise I have extensive experience in the design of ethnographic, remote testing, and in-house/laboratory studies and in designing and using survey questionnaires, think aloud, focus groups and interviews. I am experienced in quantitative data analysis using different multivariate data analysis techniques such as factor analysis, multiple linear and non-linear regression analysis and clustering. I have extensive experience of undertaking quantitative data analysis using the IBM SPSS statistics software (and its syntax), and R software. I am also particularly expert in predictive statistics such as bootstrap and Monte Carlo techniques.

Expertise

Medicine & Life Sciences
Biomedical Technology Assessment
Equipment And Supplies
Italy
Engineering & Materials Science
Biomedical Equipment
Health
Human Engineering
User Experience
Social Sciences
Technology Assessment

Research

I am methodologists and specialist in the evaluation methods and evidence generation to support innovation design for medical and assistive technologies, digital tools, and VR/AR. I am a specialist in human factors and ergonomics and in interaction with technology and artefacts (HCI/HRI). May main research interests include, but are not limited to: usability and accessibility studies, service design (in particular healthcare and disability), user experience analysis in ubiquitous computing contexts, modelling of human behaviour, matching people and technology, qualitative and quantitative research of applied psychology and system thinking.

Publications

Recent
Ni, M., Adam, M. E., Akbar, F., Huddy, J. R. , Borsci, S., Buckle, P., Rubulotta, F., Carr, R., Fotheringham, I., Wilson, C., Tsang, M., Harding, S., White, N., & Hanna, G. B. (2021). Development and validation of ester impregnated pH strips for locating nasogastric feeding tubes in the stomach: a multicentre prospective diagnostic performance study. Diagnostic and Prognostic Research, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s41512-021-00111-9
Federici, S., Filippis, M. L. D., Mele, M. L. , Borsci, S., Bracalenti, M., Bifolchi, G., Gaudino, G., Amandola, M., Cocco, A., & Simonetti, E. (2021). Measuring the experience of remote home workers: A scoping review. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/8szwx
Fogli, D., Tetteroo, D., Barricelli, B. R. , Borsci, S., Markopoulos, P., & Papadopoulos, G. A. (2021). Preface. In D. Fogli, D. Tetteroo, B. R. Barricelli, S. Borsci, P. Markopoulos, & G. A. Papadopoulos (Eds.), End-user development: 8th international symposium, IS-EUD 2021 (pp. v-vi). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 12724). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139059480.001
Micocci, M. , Borsci, S., Thakerar, V., Walne, S., Manshadi, Y., Edridge, F., Mullarkey, D., Buckle, P., & Hanna, G. B. (2021). Attitudes towards Trusting Artificial Intelligence Insights and Factors to Prevent the Passive Adherence of GPs: A Pilot Study. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 10(14), [3101]. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm10143101
Federici, S., Mele, M. L., Bracalenti, M., Filippis, M. L. D., Lanzilotti, R., Desolda, G. , Borsci, S., Gaudino, G., Cocco, A., Amendola, M., & Simonetti, E. (2021). A Chatbot Solution for eGLU-Box Pro: The Usability Evaluation Platform for Italian Public Administrations. In M. Kurosu (Ed.), Human-Computer Interaction. Theory, Methods and Tools: Thematic Area, HCI 2021, Held as Part of the 23rd HCI International Conference, HCII 2021, Virtual Event, July 24–29, 2021, Proceedings, Part I (pp. 268-279). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 12762). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-78462-1_20
de Filippis, M. L., Federici, S., Mele, M. L. , Borsci, S., Bracalenti, M., Gaudino, G., Cocco, A., Amendola, M., & Simonetti, E. (2020). Preliminary results of a systematic review: Quality assessment of conversational agents (chatbots) for people with disabilities or special needs. In K. Miesenberger, R. Manduchi, M. Covarrubias Rodriguez, & P. Penáz (Eds.), Computers Helping People with Special Needs - 17th International Conference, ICCHP 2020, Proceedings (pp. 250-257). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 12376 LNCS). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-58796-3_30
Federici, S., Filippis, M. L. D., Mele, M. L. , Borsci, S., Bracalenti, M., Gaudino, G., Cocco, A., Amendola, M., & Simonetti, E. (2020). Inside pandora’s box: a systematic review of the assessment of the perceived quality of chatbots for people with disabilities or special needs. Disability and rehabilitation: assistive technology, 15(7), 832-837. https://doi.org/10.1080/17483107.2020.1775313

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Education

  • Coordinator of Module 3 Cognition and Development
  • Cognitive Ergonomics
  • Supervising Bachelor thesis HFE
  • Supervising Master thesis HFE
  • Internship HFE

Courses Academic Year  2021/2022

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Courses Academic Year  2020/2021

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University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus (building no. 41), room B333
De Zul 10
7522NJ  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus  B333
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands