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(last update 01/01/2014)

 Journal articles:

  • (2013) Borsci, S., Macreadie, R. D., Barnett, J., Martin, J., Kuljis, J., & Young, T. Reviewing and extending the five-user assumption: a grounded procedure for interaction evaluation. Transaction on Human Computer Interaction.
  • (2013) Capurso, M., & Borsci, S. Effects of a tall ship sail training experience on adolescents’ self-concept. International Journal of Educational Research, 58(0), 15-24. doi:
  • (2010) Borsci, S., Londei, A., & Federici, S. The Bootstrap Discovery Behaviour (BDB): a new outlook on usability evaluation. Cognitive Processing, 1-9. doi: 10.1007/s10339-010-0376-6.
  • (2010) Federici, S., Borsci, S., Mele, M., & Stamerra, G. (2010). Web popularity: an illusory perception of a qualitative order in information. Universal Access in the Information Society, 9(4), 375-386. doi: 10.1007/s10209-009-0179-7.
  • (2010) Federici, S., Borsci, S., & Mele, M. L. Usability evaluation with screen reader users: a video presentation of the PCTA’s experimental setting and rules. Cognitive Processing, 11(3), 285-288. doi: 10.1007/s10339-010-0365-9.
  • (2010) Federici, S., Borsci, S., & Stamerra, G. Web usability evaluation with screen reader users: implementation of the partial concurrent thinking aloud technique. Cognitive Processing, 11(3), 263-272. doi: 10.1007/s10339-009-0347-y.
  • (2009) Borsci, S., Federici, S., & Lauriola, M. On the dimensionality of the System Usability Scale: a test of alternative measurement models. Cognitive Processing, 10(3), 193-197. doi: 10.1007/s10339-009-0268-9.
  • (2009) Rugo, A., Mele, M., Liotta, G., Trotta, F., Di Giacomo, E., Borsci, S., & Federici, S. A visual sonificated web search clustering engine. Cognitive Processing, 10(0), 286-289. doi: 10.1007/s10339-009-0317

Conferences proceeding:

  • (2011) Mele, M. L., Borsci, S., & Federici, S. Searching by Hearing: Neutralising Visuocentric Barriers to Blind People’s Access to Spatial Information Representation. Paper presented at the 16th International Association of Psychology & Psychiatry for Adults & Children Conference, Athens, GR.
  • (2011) Mele, M. L., Federici, S., & Borsci, S. Searching-by-Hearing: Sonification of the Search Engine WhatsOnWeb through a User Experience Design Process. Paper presented at the Conference Universal Learning Design, Brno, France.
  • (2011) Fantini, L., Borsci, S., & Bendetti, M. The increasing role of the innovation technology in mediating lifelong learning. The challenge of an open framework accessible to all by EU4ALL project. Paper presented at the 4th International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development, Ohrid, Macedonia.
  • (2008) Borsci, S., Federici, S., Mele, M., & Stamerra, G. Global Rank: Improving a qualitative and inclusive level of web accessibility. Paper presented at the International Disability Studies Conferences, Lancaster: UK.


  • (2013) Federci, S., Borsci, S., & Mele, M. Environmental Evaluation of a Rehabilitation Aid Interaction under the Framework of the Ideal Model of Assistive Technology Assessment Process. In M. Kurosu (Ed.), Human-Computer Interaction. Human-Centred Design Approaches, Methods, Tools, and Environments (Vol. 8004, pp. 203-210): Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
  • (2013) Borsci, S., Martin, J., & Barnett, J. A Grounded Procedure for Managing Data and Sample Size of a Home Medical Device Assessment. In M. Kurosu (Ed.), Human-Computer Interaction. Human-Centred Design Approaches, Methods, Tools, and Environments (Vol. 8004, pp. 166-175): Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
  • (2012) Borsci, S. How many users do you need for device evaluation. In Match Workshop: Understanding Device Users: from traditional methods to social media. April 2012, London, UK.
  • (2012) Fedrici, S., Scherer, M. J., & Borsci, S. AT Assessment Process in a Center for Technology Aid: Professional Profiles within a Multi-disciplinary Team. Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) Conference 2012, Baltimore, MD, USA.
  • (2010) Borsci, S., & Federci, S.  Usability Evaluation with Screen-reader Users: The Partial Concurrent Thinking Aloud. Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI) Conference 2010, Rome, Italy.

Chapter in a book:

  • (2012) Borsci, S., Kurosu, M., Mele, M. L., & Federici, S. Systemic user experience. In M. J. Scherer, & Federici, S. (Ed.), Assistive Technology Assessment: A Handbook for Professionals in Disability, Rehabilitation and Health Professions. London, UK: CRC Press.
  • (2011) Federici, S., & Borsci, S. The use and non-use of assistive technology in Italy: A pilotstudy. In G. J. Gelderblom, M. Soede, L. Adriaens & K. Miesenberger (Eds.), Everyday Technology for Independence and Care: AAATE 2011 (Vol. 29, pp. 979-986). Amsterdam, NL: IOS Press.
  • (2010) Federici, S., & Borsci, S. Usability evaluation: models, methods, and applications. In: J.Stone, M. Blouin. International Encyclopedia of Rehabilitation (pp. 1-17). Buffalo, NY:CIRRIE. Available online:
  • (2010) Mele, M., Federici, S., Borsci, S., & Liotta, G. Beyond a Visuocentric Way of a VisualWeb Search Clustering Engine: The Sonification of WhatsOnWeb. In K. Miesenberger,J. Klaus, W. Zagler & A. Karshmer (Eds.), Computers Helping People.
  • (2009) Borsci, S., & Federici, S. The Partial Concurrent Thinking Aloud: A New UsabilityEvaluation Technique for Blind Users (Vol. 25). Amsterdam: IOS Press.
  • (2009) Benedetti, M., Borsci, S., Fantini, L., Micangeli, A., & Buarbuto, R. EU4ALL project,Cyberspace and International Training Action Against the Digital Divide. In A. Micangeli & M. Benedetti (Eds.), RENEWABLE IN EMERGENCIES, Technological and Psychological Community Empowerment: Social Environment and Renewable Energy in International Emergencies (pp. 105-125). Rome: University of Rome”La Sapienza” – CIRPS.


  • (2013) Borsci, S., Kurosu, M., Mele, M. L., & Federici, S. Computer Systems Experiences of Users With and Without Disabilities: An Evaluation Guide for Professionals. London, UK: CRC Press


  • (2013) Borsci, S. & Martin, J.  Abandoning the five-user assumption in human computer interaction. The Ergonomist, No 519, Sept 2013, IEHF. p. 4-5.



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