Marta E. Cecchinato

UCL Interaction Centre (UCLIC)
Room 2.06, 66-72 Gower Street,
University College London
Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK

Telephone: +44 (0)20 3108 7060 (x57060)

Email: m.cecchinato@cs.ucl.ac.uk

Twitter: @martacecchinato

LinkedIn: Marta Elizabeth Cecchinato


Research Interests

I am interested in understanding how and to what extent new technologies can influence and change our everyday life by reducing stress and increasing our wellbeing. In particular, my research focuses on email management across devices and how it affects our work-life balance. I am looking at how people use technologies to shape boundaries between work and personal life. 

Email habits are changing in our always-online society of mobile and ubiquitous technologies and I'm curious to understand if this will improve or exacerbate the problem of 'email overload'.

My research is part of the Digital Epiphanies project.


I have a BSc and MSc in Psychology from the University of Padova in Italy, my home country. I discovered HCI during my MSc and decided to spend a year abroad to improve my research skills. I moved to Finland for a year and worked as a visiting assistant researcher at the Ubiquitous Interaction group, Computer Science Dept. at the University of Helsinki and at HIIT (Helsinki Institute for Information Technology) with Giulio Jacucci. While there, I worked, among other projects, on haptic feedback perception with Eve Hoggan. For my MSc thesis, I worked at HTLab (Human Technology Lab) with Luciano Gamberini on user experience evaluation in multimodal interfaces, which was part of the FP7 EU funded CEEDs project

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Cecchinato, M; Cox, AL; Bird, J; (2015) Smartwatches: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly? In: CHI'15 Extended Abstracts.

Cecchinato, M; Fleck, R; Bird, J; Cox, AL; (2015) Online vs. Offline: Implications for Work Identity. In: CHI Workshop: "Between the lines: Reevaluating the Online/Offline Binary".

Cecchinato, ME; Cox, AL; Bird, J; (2015) Working 9-5? Professional Differences in Email and Boundary Management Practices. In: Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.


Cecchinato, ME; (2014) Email management and work-home boundaries. In: Proceedings of the 16th international conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices & services. (pp. 403 - 404).

Cecchinato, ME; Bird, J; Cox, AL; (2014) Personalised email tools: a solution to email overload? In: CHI'14 Workshop: Personalised Behaviour Change Technologies.

Cecchinato, ME; Cox, AL; Bird, J; (2014) “I check my emails on the toilet”: Email Practices and Work-Home Boundary Management. In: : MobileHCI'14 Workshop: Socio-Technical Systems and Work-Home Boundaries.


Wijekoon, D; Cecchinato, ME; Hoggan, E; Linjama, J; (2012) Electrostatic modulated friction as tactile feedback: intensity perception. In: Proceedings of the 2012 international conference on Haptics: perception, devices, mobility, and communication - Volume Part I. (pp. 613 - 624). Springer-Verlag

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