Guiseppe Getto

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: Bate 2108
Phone: 252.367.4364
E-Mail: gettog@ecu.edu


Guiseppe's research focuses on utilizing user experience (UX) design, content strategy, and other participatory research methods to help people improve their communities and organizations. This emphasis on digital technology and engagement leads him to develop communication and design projects with non-profits, businesses, and community-based organizations, in addition to collaborating with university researchers, teachers, and students.


B.A. University of Nevada, Reno
M.A. California State University, Fresno
M.F.A. California State University, Fresno
Ph.D. Michigan State University

Research Interests

User experience (UX) design methods
User engagement and participatory design
Communication infrastructure and capacity-building
Content strategy, workflow, project management, collaboration, and knowledge work
Social justice, social business, outreach and engagement, participatory culture, and service-learning
Designing for effective intercultural communication

Courses Taught

ENGL 7780: Theory of Professional Communication
ENGL 7766: User Experience Design
ENGL 7702: Research Design
ENGL 4780: Technical Writing
ENGL 3880: Writing for Business and Industry (Service-Learning Section)
ENGL 3040: Introduction to Professional Writing

Course links available here

Selected Publications and Presentations

Getto, G. & Beecher, F. (2016). Toward a model of UX education: Training UX designers within the academy. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 59(2), 153-164.

Getto, G. & Labriola, J. (2016). iFixit myself: User-generated content strategy in “the free repair guide for everything.” IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 59(1), 37-55.

Getto, G. & St. Amant, K. (2014). Designing globally, working locally: Using personas to develop online communication products for international users. Communication Design Quarterly, 3(1), 24-46.

Getto, G., Franklin, N., and Ruszkiewicz, S. (2014). Networked rhetoric: iFixit and social impact of knowledge work. Technical Communication, 61, 185-201.

Website Links

Professional Website