I'm an academic at Warwick University, currently doing stuff as researcher and assistant professor at @Cimethods.

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

◈ A. Benedetti, G. Flaim and B. Gobbo, "Quarantiles. Archiving expressive digital places from Instagram during the COVID-19 pandemic," 2022 IEEE VIS Arts Program (VISAP), Oklahoma City, OK, USA, 2022, pp. 39-52, doi: 10.1109/VISAP57411.2022.00014.

◈ 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. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-68007-7_12

◈ Gobbo, B. (2021). Towards a visual-based survey on explainable machine learning. Design Culture(s). Cumulus Conference Proceedings Roma 2021, 2, 587–602. https://cumulusroma2020.org/proceedings/

◈ 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. https://doi.org/10.1145/3464385.3464731

◈ Gobbo B., Elli T., Hinrichs U., El-Assady M. 2022. Xai-primer.com — A Visual Ideation Space of Interactive Explainers. In Extended Abstracts of the 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '22). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 193, 1–4. https://doi.org/10.1145/3491101.3519880

Awards and Exhibitions

⦿ ADI Compasso d'Oro. Honourable Mention, Atlante Calvino. Letteratura e Visualizzazione. 2022

⦿ CHI Conference - Interactivity 2021 Project Exhibition New Orleans The XAI Primer

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

⦿ Kantar Information is beautiful awards 2017 Silver Prize The Point of No Return. How the World is Adapting to Climate Change. 2018

⦿ Kantar Information is beautiful awards 2017 Best Studio Award Density Design Lab. 2018