webatelier.net is a lab of the Faculty of Communication Sciences of the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI, University of Lugano – Switzerland), directed by Prof. Dr. Lorenzo Cantoni (scientific director), and Dr. Elena Marchiori (executive director).
webatelier.net is a research and development laboratory, which deals with a broad range of topics related to new media in communication in the eTourism field. webatelier.net combines a strong academic background and a relevant business experience.
Research projects of webatelier.net encompass online communication strategies for destinations and tourism companies: (i) eWord-of-Mouth and destinations’ online reputation, (ii) eLearning and gaming in tourism, (iii) argumentation in user generated contents, (iv) usability and usages studies and (v) websites’ information architecture.
Research activities in the field of eLearning for tourism are done in close collaboration with the NewMinE Lab: New Media in Education Laboratory.
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