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Workplace Studies Research Group  


Collaboration & Coordination in Teamwork – University of Milan




The Workplace Studies Research Lab is an Interdisciplinary Research Centre in the Department of Philosophy, University of Milan. It specialises in fine-grained video-based ethnographic studies of social interaction in work and organisational settings, drawing on ethnomethodology, conversation analysis, cognitive sociology and anthroposophy.


Video analysis, conversation analysis, ethnographic field work, discourse analysis, informal interviews, mystery shopper.

Research Areas

Field research; lab experiments; field & social experiments; applied & marketing research



Giampietro Gobo
contact: giampietro.gobo@unimimail.it
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Alessandro Zucchi
contact: alessandro.zucchi@unimi.it
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Francesca Salvadori is a Post- Doc Research Fellow interested in ethnographic and video-based methods to investigate the social practices that underpin work and use of technology. I specialize in addressing issues around teamwork, interaction with technologies and collaboration. In my research I currently focus on coordination, interaction and language used in work procedures in settings such as sports training, open office plans and museums. 
Contact: francesca.salvadori@unimi.it
Specialities: workplace studies, video analysis, spatial organisation, technology, user-experience research, communication
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Marina Brambilla
contact: marina.brambilla.@unimi.it
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Programma incontri Workplace Studies Research Group - A.A. 2018-2019  

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Workplace Studies Research Group

Ciclo di incontri A.A. 2018-2019: "Linguaggio e società"


27 Marzo 2019
, ore 12:30-14:30
Bianca Cepollaro - Università degli Studi di Milano
When is it OK to refer to people as “bastards”?

10 Aprile 2019, ore 12:00-14:00
Filippo Domaneschi - Università degli Studi di Genova
Performing orders: gender bias in multimodal communication

16 Maggio 2019, ore 13:00-15:00
Francesca Panzeri - Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
Are you serious? Irony (and lies) in social networks

13 Giugno 2019, ore 13:00-15:00
Simone Sulpizio - Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele
Taboo words: from word properties to brain processing

25 Settembre 2019, ore 12:30-14:30
Chiara Bassetti - Università di Trento
Coordination, collaboration and construction of expertise: the case of airport security

20 Novembre 2019, ore 12:30-14:30
Barbara Pentimalli - Sapienza Università di Roma
Multimodality: a resource for the study of cooperative work in centers of coordination


Tutti gli incontri si terranno in Sala Enzo Paci, presso la Direzione del Dipartimento di Filosofia, Via Festa del Perdono 7, Milano.


21-22 marzo 2018: Convegno: Coordinating Actions in Teamwork

Convegno organizzato dal Workplace Studies Research Group Sala Enzo Paci, Direzione del Dipartimento di Filosofia. Sala Enzo Paci, Direzione del Dipartimento di Filosofia, Via Festa del Perdono, 7, ore 10:30-19:30. Continuerà il giorno dopo in Aula Seminari di Scienze Politiche, Via Conservatorio 19:30-17:00

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