Dr Patrizia Paci Patrizia Paci

Research Associate (ACI Impact)


Animal-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, Cognitive enrichment, Animal Communication, Animal Welfare, Evolutionary Biology


Aristeidou, Maria , Cross, Simon , Rossade, Klaus-Dieter , Wood, Carlton , Rees, Terri and Paci, Patrizia(2023). Online exams in higher education: Exploring distance learning students' acceptance and satisfaction. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning [Early Access].

Paci, Patrizia, Tiddi, Ilaria , Preciado, Daniel and Baraka, Kim ,(2023). “Who’s a Good Robot?!” Designing Human-Robot Teaching Interactions Inspired by Dog Training. In: Lukowicz, Paul; Mayer, Sven; Koch, Janin; Shawe-Taylor, John and Tiddi, Ilaria eds. HHAI 2023: Augmenting Human Intellect. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, 368. IOS Press, pp. 310–319.

Aristeidou, Maria , Cross, Simon , Rossade, Klaus-Dieter , Wood, Carlton and Paci, Patrizia(2023). Examining university student satisfaction and barriers to taking online remote exams. In: 9th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd’23), UPV Press, València, Spain, pp. 1–8.

Paci, Patrizia, Mancini, Clara and Nuseibeh, Bashar(2022). The Case for Animal Privacy in the Design of Technologically Supported Environments. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 8, article no. 784794.

French, Fiona, Hirskyj-Douglas, Ilyena, Väätäjä, Heli, Pons, Patricia, Karl, Sabrina, Chisik, Yoram, Nannoni, Eleonora, Zamansky, Anna, Mangat, Mandeep,Paci, Patrizia, Kasuga, Haruka and Vilker, Dana ,(2021). Ethics and Power Dynamics in Playful Technology for Animals: Using speculative design to provoke reflection. In: Mindtrek 2021: Academic Mindtrek 2021, 1-3 Jun 2021, Tampere/Virtual Finland, ACM, pp. 91–101.

Paci, Patrizia, Mancini, Clara and Price, Blaine(2020). Understanding the Interaction Between Animals and Wearables: The Wearer Experience of Cats. In: DIS '20: Proceedings of the 2020 ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference, ACM pp. 1701–1712.

Paci, Patrizia, (2019). A Wearer-Centred Framework to Design for Wearability in Animal Biotelemetry. PhD thesis The Open University.

Paci, Patrizia, Mancini, Clara and Price, Blaine(2019). Designing for wearability: an animal-centred framework. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction.

Paci, Patrizia, Mancini, Clara and Price, Blaine A.(2019). Wearer-Centered Design for Animal Biotelemetry: Implementation and Wearability Test of a Prototype. In: Proceedings of the 23rd International Symposium on Wearable Computers - ISWC '19, ACM pp. 177–185.

Paci, Patrizia, Mancini, Clara and Price, Blaine(2017). The Role of Ethological Observation for Measuring Animal Reactions to Biotelemetry Devices. In: Proc. Fourth International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction, ACI2017, 21-23 Nov 2017, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom.


Improving Wearability of Animal Biotelemetry


Human-Centred ComputingSoftware Engineering and Design


Citizen Empowerment, Politics and Government

Environment and Sustainability

Security and Policing, Forensics and Privacy


Interaction Design Research Group (IDRG)Software Engineering and Design Group (SEAD)

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