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  • De La Vega, J. C. A., Cecchinato, M. E., & Rooksby, J. (2021). “Why lose control?” A Study of Freelancers’ Experiences with Gig Economy Platforms. Proceedings of CHI 2021.
    Best Paper Award (<1%) | Acceptance rate: ~24%
  • Çerçi, S., Cecchinato, M. E., Vines, J. (2021). How Design Researchers Interpret Probes: Understanding the Critical Intentions of a Designerly Approach to Research. Proceedings of CHI 2021
  • Cecchinato, M. E., Gould, S., & Pitts, H. (forthcoming). Self-tracking and sousveillance at work: Human-Computer Interaction and social science. In Phoebe Moore and Jamie Woodcock (Eds.) “Augmented Exploitation: Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and Work”. Pluto Press.
  • Cecchinato, M. E., & Cox, A. L. (2020). Work-home boundaries and communication technologies. In Simeon Yates and Ronald E. Rice (Eds.) Oxford Handbook of Digital Technology and Society. Oxford University Press.
  • Alvarez de la Vega, J.C., Cecchinato, M. E., & Rooksby, J. (2020). The Gig Economy in Times of COVID-19: Designing for Gig Workers’ Needs. Microsoft Research New Future of Work Symposium.
  • Rudnicka, A., Newbold, J.N., Cook, D., Cecchinato, M. E., Gould, S., & Cox, A.L. (2020). Eworklife: developing effective strategies for remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic. Microsoft Research New Future of Work Symposium.
  • Cox, A. L., Bird, J., Brumby, D., Cecchinato, M. E., Gould, S., (2020). Prioritizing Unread Emails: An Experiment Showing that People Send Urgent Responses Before Important or Short Ones. Human-Computer Interaction, 1-24. 
  • Rich, A., Aly, A., Cecchinato, M. E., Lascau, L., Baker, M., Viney, R., and Cox, A. L. (2020). Evaluation of a novel intervention to reduce burnout in doctors-in-training using self-care and digital wellbeing strategies: a mixed-methods pilot. BMC Medical Education, 20(1), 1-11. 
  • Rooksby, J. Cecchinato, M. E., Asadzadeh, P. Philpott, M., & Bunn C. (2020). Design Opportunities for Digital Men’s Health: An Exploratory Study Focusing on Football Fandom. Proceedings of DIS 2020
  • Fleck, R., Cecchinato, M. E., Cox, A.L., Harrison, D., Marshall, P., Hoo Na, J., & Skatova, A. (2020). Life-Swap: How Discussions Around Personal Data Can Motivate Desire for Change. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing. [pdf]
  • Cox, A.L., Gould, S., Cecchinato, M.E., Iacovides, I., Renfree, I. (2016). Design Frictions for Mindful Interactions: The Case for Microboundaries. Proceedings CHI ’16 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. San Jose, CA. [pdf]
    Acceptance rate: 43.4%
  • Harrison, D. & Cecchinato, M.E. (2015). “Give me five minutes!” Feeling Time Slip By. Proceedings of UbiComp/ISWC ’15 Adjunct. Osaka, Japan. [pdf]
    Acceptance rate: 23%
  • Cecchinato, M.E., Cox, A.L., & Bird, J. (2015). Smartwatches: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly? Proceedings CHI ’15 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Seoul, South Korea. [pdf]
    Acceptance rate: 45%
  • Cecchinato, M.E., Cox, A.L., & Bird, J. (2015). Working 9-5? Professional Differences in Email and Boundary Management Practices. Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing systems. Seoul, South Korea. [pdf] [video preview]
    Acceptance rate: 23%


  • Cecchinato, M.E. (2018). Communicating in a Multi-Role, Multi-Device, Multi-Channel World: How Knowledge Workers Manage WorkHome Boundaries. Doctoral thesis. University College London. [pdf]
  • Cecchinato, M. E. (2013). User experience evaluation of multimodal evaluation. M.Sc. dissertation. University of Padua.