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Beatrice Gobbo (Assistant Professor)

Beatrice Gobbo (Assistant Professor)

Research Profile

I received my Ph.D. in Design from the Design Department of Politecnico di Milano where I was a member of the DensityDesign Lab. My work and academic interests are positioned at the intersection between information design and computer science. In my PhD thesis “Embalming and Dissecting AI. Visual Explanations for the General Public” I describe a mixed methodology for approaching the Explainable Artificial Intelligence issue from a communication design perspective.

Selected Publications

Gobbo, B. (2021). Explaining AI Through Critical Reflection Artifacts. On the Role of Communication Design Within XAI. In Advanced Visual Interfaces. Supporting Artificial Intelligence and Big Data Applications (pp. 184–188). Springer, Cham. 

Gobbo, B. (2021). Towards a visual-based survey on explainable machine learning. Design Culture(s). Cumulus Conference Proceedings Roma 2021, 2, 587–602. 

Gobbo, B., Balsamo, D., Mauri, M., Bajardi, P., Panisson, A., & Ciuccarelli, P. (2019). Topic tomographies (Toptom): A visual approach to distill information from media streams. COMPUTER GRAPHICS FORUM, 38, 609–621. 

Gobbo, B., & Benedetti, A. (2021). Expressive digital place making as means of aggregation: A case study from the COVID-19 pandemic. CHItaly 2021: 14th Biannual Conference of the Italian SIGCHI Chapter. Association for Computing Machinery, 1–5. 

Gobbo, B., Briones Rojas, M. D. L. A., Aversa, E., Elli, T., Benedetti, A., Mauri, M., & Colombo, G. (2022). Staging and storing data sprint-based research results: A communication design approach. DÍGITOS, 1, 87–108. 

Gobbo, B., & El-Assady, M. (2021). Curating Publications as Artefacts—Exploring Machine Learning Research in an Interactive Virtual Museum. Rethinking ML Papers - ICLR 2021 Workshop, 1–10.

Design Awards and Showcases

ADI Compasso d'Oro
Honourable mention
'Atlante Calvino. Letteratura e Visualizzazione'

CHI Conference - Interactivity 2021
Project Exhibition
New Orleans

Visualizing Knowledge 2019
Project Showcase
'He Was Always Nice. An overview on Mass Shootings'

Kantar Information is beautiful awards 2017
Silver Prize
'The Point of No Return. How the World is Adapting to Climate Change'

Kantar Information is beautiful awards 2017
'Best Studio Award - DensityDesign Lab'


Office hours: Term 1 and 2: Tuesday 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm. B0.25