Francisco Vicente Cipolla-Ficarra

Francisco V. Cipolla-Ficarra is a professor, researcher and writer. PhD. Area: Multimedia (1999). B.A. in Social Communication (1988). B.A. in Computer Programming and Systems Analysis (1983). Manager and coordinator of the first Human-Computer Interaction Lab. in Barcelona, Spain (1997 – 1999). Professor in American and European universities, technical and professional colleges (1981 – present), subjects: computer science, computer graphics and animation, human-computer interaction, design and multimedia. Scientific journalist and writer (1989 – present). CEO: Blue Herons Editions. Coordinator of AInCI (International Association of Interactive Communication –www.ainci.com) and ALAIPO (Latin Association International of Human-Computer Interaction –www.alaipo.com). Main research interests: HCI, communicability, quality, auditory and evaluation of interactive systems, computer graphics and animation, social communication, semiotics, e-learning, video games, ecological and cultural heritage. ACM and IEEE member.

Publications

Cartographic Information Off-Line and First Nations: A Significant Contribution to the Enhancement of the Architectural Heritage
Francisco V. Cipolla-Ficarra. © 2018. 21 pages.
We present the importance of analogical and digital cartography in the reconstruction of the cultural heritage of the first nations. Besides, through the...
Scientific Information Superhighway vs. Scientific Information Backroads in Computer Science
Francisco V. Cipolla-Ficarra, Donald Nilson, Jacqueline Alma. © 2018. 11 pages.
In the current appendix present a first heuristic study about the scientific publications related to computer science and the human factors that make that some...
Rendering and Video Games
Francisco V. Cipolla-Ficarra, Jacqueline Alma, Miguel Cipolla-Ficarra. © 2018. 18 pages.
We present a study of the triad rendering computer made static and/or dynamic images, video games and adult users who interact with a personal computer. Besides...
Banking Online: Design for a New Credibility
Francisco V. Cipolla-Ficarra, Jaqueline Alma. © 2015. 11 pages.
The authors present the first results of a communicability evaluation of a set of online banking systems aimed at the new credibility of those institutions. They...
Handbook of Research on Interactive Information Quality in Expanding Social Network Communications
Francisco V. Cipolla-Ficarra. © 2015. 449 pages.
In the era of technological ubiquity and online interaction, the importance of proper computer training cannot be understated. Following established standards and...
The Promotion of European Tourism in the Emerging Countries: Pyramidal Marketing
Francisco V. Cipolla-Ficarra, Alejandra Quiroga, Valeria M. Ficarra. © 2015. 13 pages.
The authors present the different communication strategies used for the promotion of European tourism in the emerging countries, through Power Point and pyramidal...
Web Divide and Paper Unite: Towards a Model of the Local Tourist Information for All
Francisco V. Cipolla-Ficarra, Miguel Cipolla-Ficarra, Jacqueline Alma, Alejandra Quiroga. © 2015. 8 pages.
The authors present the first results of a study intending to unify the quality criteria of the local touristic information in digital support (Internet) and...
Phaneroscopy for Video Games
Francisco V. Cipolla-Ficarra, Jacqueline Alma. © 2015. 18 pages.
The authors present a first study for the classification of the video games from a synchronic and diachronic perspective, in relation to the notion of...
Synechism in the Video Games Design
Francisco V. Cipolla-Ficarra, Jacqueline Alma, Alejandra Quiroga. © 2015. 19 pages.
The authors present an analysis of the first set of elements belonging to the interactive design categories: layout (naturalness of metaphor) and content...
E-Commerce for Italian Textile Manufacturers: Limitations and Human Factors
Francisco V. Cipolla-Ficarra. © 2015. 26 pages.
In the current chapter, the authors intend to present the strengths and the weaknesses from the standpoint of graphic computing, managing and productive computing...
Advanced Research and Trends in New Technologies, Software, Human-Computer Interaction, and Communicability
Francisco Vicente Cipolla-Ficarra. © 2014. 696 pages.
Emerging technologies, such as social networks and interactive web applications, have played a vital role in the way we communicate. These technologies are...
Software and Emerging Technologies for Education, Culture, Entertainment, and Commerce
Francisco V. Cipolla-Ficarra. © 2014. 12 pages.
In the current work the bidirectional relationships exisitng between education, culture, entertainment, and trade are presented. A state-of-the-art of the main...
Anti-Models for Universitary Education: Analysis of the Catalans Cases in Information and Communication Technologies
Francisco V. Cipolla-Ficarra, Valeria M. Ficarra. © 2014. 18 pages.
In this work of heuristic evaluation, the authors present the state-of-the-art and the results of an analysis of university educational systems to detect...
Banking Online: Design for a New Credibility
Francisco V. Cipolla-Ficarra, Jaqueline Alma. © 2014. 12 pages.
The authors present the first results of a communicability evaluation of a set of online banking systems aimed at the new credibility of those institutions. They...
Universality and Communicability in Computer Animation
Francisco V. Cipolla-Ficarra, Miguel Cipolla-Ficarra. © 2014. 12 pages.
The current chapter presents the results of the heuristic evaluation of the landscape and digital contexts in computer animations where there is a combination of...
Storyboard and Computer Animation for Children: Communicability Evaluation
Francisco V. Cipolla-Ficarra, Alejandra Quiroga, Jim Carré. © 2014. 17 pages.
The authors present the key elements of the storyboard and computer graphics that must be contained in the computer animations that are broadcast as miniseries and...
Static Graphics for Dynamic Information
Francisco V. Cipolla-Ficarra, Jacqueline Alma. © 2014. 15 pages.
The authors present the first results of the heuristic analysis of the static graphics in the digital newspapers for senior users. They examine the main systems of...
Negative Exponent Fraction: A Strategy for a New Virtual Image into the Financial Sector
Francisco V. Cipolla-Ficarra. © 2014. 14 pages.
The authors present the mathematic strategy of the negative potency in the constitution of the new symbolic and corporative image of online banking and financing...
Art, Future, and New Technologies: Research or Business?
Francisco V. Cipolla-Ficarra, Valeria M. Ficarra. © 2014. 14 pages.
The authors present the first results of a heuristic evaluation of online content and the social networks that allows the detection of the manipulators of the mass...
Museum Information and Communicability Evaluation
Francisco V. Cipolla-Ficarra, Alejandra Quiroga, Jim Carré, Jacqueline Alma, Miguel Cipolla-Ficarra. © 2014. 22 pages.
The authors present the first results of a heuristic analysis of the evolution of the commercial off-line systems related to the main European museums. The...
The Promotion of European Tourism in the Emerging Countries: Pyramidal Marketing
Francisco V. Cipolla-Ficarra, Alejandra Quiroga, Valeria M. Ficarra. © 2014. 14 pages.
The authors present the different communication strategies used for the promotion of European tourism in the emerging countries, through Power Point and pyramidal...
Design and Behaviour Computer Animation for Children
Francisco V. Cipolla-Ficarra, Jacqueline Alma, Jim Carré, Miguel Cipolla-Ficarra. © 2014. 12 pages.
A study of the three-dimensional design strategies through color, shape, and the audiovisual script for the child audience is presented in this chapter. The...
Towards a Cyber-Destructors Assessment Method
Francisco V. Cipolla-Ficarra, Alejandra Quiroga, Jacqueline Alma. © 2014. 10 pages.
This chapter shows the first results of a technique based on the information from Web 2.0 that can speedily and economically detect the networks or people who...
Knowledge and Background of the Multimedia Culture: A Study of the Spatio-Temporal Context in Claymation and Computer Animation for Children and Adults
Francisco V. Cipolla-Ficarra, Miguel Cipolla-Ficarra, Jacqueline Alma. © 2014. 14 pages.
The chapter compares three digital and analogical animation series from the referential and contextual space-temporal point of view, which are mainly aimed at the...
Human Factors in Computer Science, New Technologies, and Scientific Information
Francisco V. Cipolla-Ficarra, Jacqueline Alma, Jim Carré. © 2014. 11 pages.
The research work presents a set of rhetorical questions with regard to the new profile that an expert or an editor of scientific information must have regarding...
The Excellence of the Video Games: Past and Present
Francisco V. Cipolla-Ficarra. © 2014. 10 pages.
This chapter presents a diachronic vision of the evolution of the main classical games in the computer followed by a look at computer-assisted teaching until the...
Web Divide and Paper Unite: Towards a Model of the Local Tourist Information for All
Francisco V. Cipolla-Ficarra, Miguel Cipolla-Ficarra, Jacqueline Alma, Alejandra Quiroga. © 2014. 8 pages.
The authors present the first results of a study intending to unify the quality criteria of the local touristic information in digital support (Internet) and...
Web Attacks and the ASCII Files
Francisco V. Cipolla-Ficarra, Alejandra Quiroga, Jim Carré. © 2014. 11 pages.
The chapter analyzes the destructive human factors exercised from the environment of the university training directly or indirectly related to the ICTs...
Web 2.0 and Interactive Systems: Aesthetics Cultural Heritage for Communicability Assessment
Francisco V. Cipolla Ficarra. © 2011. 38 pages.
This chapter addresses the evolution of state of the art interactive systems aimed at the cultural heritage of the Mediterranean area in Europe, especially Spain...
Quality and Communicability for Interactive Hypermedia Systems: Concepts and Practices for Design
Francisco Vicente Cipolla-Ficarra. © 2010. 324 pages.
As interactive hypermedia systems take an increasingly prevalent role in the workplace, at home and on the web, their usability becomes vitally important to...
A Diacritical Study in Web Design: Communicability Versus Statistical Manipulation
Francisco Vicente Cipolla Ficarra, Maria Valeria Ficarra. © 2010. 30 pages.
In the current chapter the authors present a heuristic and diacritical analysis of the communicability in Web 1.0 and Web 2.0 carried out in the contents of the...
Communicability Era: New Professionals for Interactive Systems
Francisco Vicente Cipolla Ficarra, Emma Nicol, Miguel Cipolla Ficarra. © 2010. 24 pages.
In the current chapter are analyzed the main reasons for which it is necessary to count with a new profile in design, realization and assessment of the interactive...