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Guiseppe Getto

Guiseppe Getto
Assistant Professor

Office: Bate 2108
Phone: 252-367-4364

Guiseppe's research focuses on user experience (UX) design and the development of participatory cultures within communities and organizations as well as online. He has consulted and formed research and service-learning partnerships with many non-profits and businesses, including iFixit, a technical writing firm that hosts a wiki-based DIY repair website in order to reduce e-waste and encourage the sustainability of technological devices.


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

Primary Areas of Research/Teaching
User Experience (UX) Design
User Engagement and Participatory Design
Communication Infrastructure and Capacity-Building
Content Strategy, Workflow, Project Management, Collaboration, and Knowledge Work
Social Justice, Outreach and Engagement, Participatory Culture, and Service-Learning
Designing for Effective Intercultural Communication

Courses Taught

Selected Publications

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

Getto, G. (2014). Designing for engagement: Intercultural communication and/as participatory design. Rhetoric, Professional Communication, and Globalization, 5, 44-66.

Getto, G., Potts, L., Salvo, M., and Gossett, K. (2013). Teaching UX: Designing programs to train the next generation of UX experts. Proceedings of the 31st ACM International Conference on Design of Communication.

Getto. G., Cushman, E., and Ghosh, S. (2011). Community meditation: Writing in communities and enabling connections through new media. Computers and Composition, 28, 160-74.

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Professional Website