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Victoria Bellotti
Research Fellow

Victoria Bellotti is a Research Fellow and developer of PARC's Opportunity Discovery research and strategic investment targeting program, which assists clients in identifying the best direction to move with new technology-centered business ventures. She studies people to understand their practices, problems, and requirements for future technology, and designs and analyzes human-centered systems, focusing on user experience.

Best known for her research on personal information management and task management, Dr. Bellotti has more recently been focusing on user-centered design of context- and activity-aware computing systems. Her previous work at London University, United Kingdom, The British Government's Department of Trade and Industry, EuroPARC, and Apple encompasses domains such as transportation, process control, computer-mediated communication, collaboration, and ubiquitous computing.

Dr. Bellotti received her Ph.D. in Human Computer Interaction from Queen Mary and Westfield College, an M.S. in Ergonomics, and a B.S. in Psychology from University College, all within London University in the United Kingdom. She is co-author of 20 patents and is an author or co-author on over 50 papers and book chapters. She also serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Jack Baskin School of Computer Engineering at University of California Santa Cruz and Associate Editor of the International Journal of HCI. She has been serving as one of the two co-chairs of the "Understanding People" technical papers subcommittee for 2013 and 2014 of the ACM SIGCHI conference. In 2013 she was awarded membership of the ACM SIGCHI Academy for her contributions to the field and professional community of Human Computer Interaction.


PARC publications

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Towards community-centered support for peer-to-peer service exchange: rethinking the timebanking metaphor

SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems CHI2014

29 April 2015

A Muddle of Models of Motivation For Using Peer-to-Peer Economy Systems

SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems CHI2015

18 April 2015

Unequal time for unequal value: Design implications of differing motivations for participation in timebanking.

SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems CHI2015

15 April 2015

Finding the Adaptive Sweet Spot: Balancing Compliance and Achievement in Automated Stress Reduction

SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems CHI2015

15 April 2015

Creating Value Together: The Emerging Design Space of Peer-to-Peer Currency and Exchange

SIGCHI Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW2015

14 March 2015



Random acts of kindness: the intelligent and context-aware future of reciprocal altruism and community collaboration

The 2013 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2013)

23 May 2013

Bootstrapping trust in online dating: social verification of online dating profiles

Financial Cryptography and Data Security (FC) Workshop on Usable Security (USEC)

1 April 2013


Identifying routine and telltale activity patterns in knowledge work

Fifth IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC)

18 September 2011

Tokyo to go: using field studies to inform the design of a mobile leisure guide for Japanese youth

Chapter in Making work visible: ethnographically grounded case studies of work practice

April 2011



User-centered design and evaluation - the big picture

HCI International 2009

19 July 2009


Scalable architecture for context-aware activity-detecting mobile recommendation systems

Winner - Best demo at ADAMUS Workshop at WoWMoM 2008

23 June 2008

The Magitti activity-aware leisure guide

Social Brain Forum

27 February 2008

Mobile recommendations for leisure activities

International Workshop on Recommendation and Collaboration at IUI 2008

13 January 2008


Tokyo youth at leisure: online support of leisure outings

Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology



Between cram school and career in Tokyo

Ethnographic Practice in Industry Conference (EPIC 2006)

24 September 2006

Managing activities with TV-ACTA: TaskVista and activity-centered task assistant

SIGIR 2006 Personal Information Management Workshop

11 August 2006

Email as personal information management

Communications of the ACM

January 2006


Introduction to special issue on sensing-based interaction

ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction

1 January 2005




Taskmaster: recasting email as task management

CSCW 2002 Workshop on Re-designing E-mail for the 21st Century

16 November 2002




Your place or mine? learning from long-term use of audio-video communication

CSCW: The Journal of Collaborative Computing

March 1996








awards    view all 

2013 SIGCHI Awards - CHI Academy




in the news   view all 

PARC CEO, Experts Discuss Digital Transformation
2 November 2016 | Information Week

The Magic of Creating the Future (video)
8 July 2016

Reinventing Innovation at PARC
28 July 2011 | Harvard Business Review HBR Blog Network



events   view all 

Making Robots Work to Help us Work Remotely
19 October 2017 | George E. Pake Auditorium, PARC  

The Future of Digital@Work
16 October 2016 | Orlando, FL