Cesare Rocchi

Cesare Rocchi

UX Designer and developer of web and mobile applications. Writer, speaker, entrepreneur.

Forlì Cesena Area, Italy
Information Technology and Services

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Cesare Rocchi's Overview

  • Owner at Studio Magnolia
  • Consultant at Comtaste
  • Consultant at ebilling S.p.A.
  • Consultant at Blumerstudio
  • Researcher at Fondazione Bruno Kessler (was ITC-Irst)
  • Researcher at ITC-Irst

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Cesare Rocchi's Summary

Cesare Rocchi is a speaker, book author, UX designer and developer specializing in web and mobile applications. He began working on interactive applications fifteen years ago, while he was a researcher in the academia. He runs Studio Magnolia (http://www.studiomagnolia.com), an interactive studio that creates compelling web and mobile applications. You can find him on Twitter (http://twitter.com/_funkyboy).
When off duty he enjoys snowboard and beach tennis.


Mobile Applications Development, Rapid prototyping, User Centered Design, UX design.
Objective-C, iOS SDK, Lisp, Python, Ruby, (X)HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Sinatra, Wordpress, Flash Platform, Java

Cesare Rocchi's Experience


Studio Magnolia

March 2009Present (5 years 8 months)

Design and development of web and mobile applications.



October 2009January 2010 (4 months)

Working on a RIA for account management of big telecommunication companies.


ebilling S.p.A.

Public Company; 51-200 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

October 2009December 2009 (3 months)

Development of a RIA application for account management of big telecommunication companies.



March 2009May 2009 (3 months)

Co-developed a Flash game: http://www.amicidelmulino.it/it/esploriamo/gioca.htm

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Research industry

June 2007February 2009 (1 year 9 months)

Working on two projects: (i) negotiation reconciliation (application to support conversation about the Israel/Palestine conflict; (ii) museum conversation support (ambient/peripheral display to foster and support conversation at the cafeteria after a group museum visit).



Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Research industry

January 2002December 2006 (5 years)

I am involved in EU and Trento's province funded projects. I have been involved in the design/implementation/evaluation of adaptive mobile multimedia guides in the museum environment. At present I am working on a joint project with Haifa about conflict resolution.

Cesare Rocchi's Projects

  • Arianna

    • April 2012 to May 2012
    Team Members: Cesare Rocchi

    Arianna is the online real estate platform for selling and renting unit properties owned by UniCredit Group.

  • iCloud for Developers

    • January 2013 to July 2013
    Team Members: Cesare Rocchi

    The go-to book to build iCloud-based iOS applications.

  • iCloud for Developers Tech Reviewer

    • April 2013 to Present
    Team Members: Cesare Rocchi, Ray Wenderlich, Matt Galloway, Felipe Laso Marsetti

    "Get up-to-date fast on the techniques you need get your applications iCloud-ready. With Apple’s iCloud servers now available to developers, there’s every reason to make synchronization a core feature of your product. You’ll learn how to iCloud-enable the data formats you’re most likely to use in an iOS application: key-value data, document-based data, and relational data. Using a simple grocery list application as an example, you’ll find out how to configure any application to make the most of iCloud’s capabilities." - Pragmatic Programmers Website

Cesare Rocchi's Skills & Expertise

  1. ux design
  2. Mobile Applications
  3. Rapid Prototyping
  4. Objective-C
  5. User-centered Design
  6. CSS
  7. Python
  8. JavaScript
  9. Sinatra
  10. iPhone development
  11. Ruby
  12. HTML5
  13. PHP
  14. Wordpress
  15. Front-end Development
  16. Cocoa
  17. Lisp
  18. iPhone
  19. Facebook API
  20. iOS development
  21. HTML 5
  22. Java
  23. User Experience Design
  24. iOS
  25. Android
  26. WordPress
  27. ActionScript
  28. User Interface
  29. User Interface Design
  30. iOS Development

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Cesare Rocchi's Publications

  • Data Visualization With Flash Builder

    • Focal Press
    • January 20, 2011
    Authors: Cesare Rocchi

    Designing Ria and AIR Applications with Remote Data Services

  • A Multichannel Noise Reduction Front-End Based on Psychoacoustics for Robust Speech Recognition in Highly Noisy Environments

    • Proc. of Hands-Free Speech Communication and Microphone Arrays (HSCMA)
    • May 6, 2008
  • Keyword spotting based system for conversation fostering in tabletop scenarios: Preliminary evaluation

    • Proc. of the 2nd IEEE Int. Conf. on Human System Interactions (HSI)
    • May 21, 2009
  • iOS 5 By Tutorials

    • Ray Wenderlich
    • October 15, 2011
    Authors: Cesare Rocchi, Felipe Laso Marsetti, Ray Wenderlich, Marin Todorov, Steve Baranski, Jacob Gundersen

    iOS 5 is one of the biggest upgrades to iOS so far, and has a ton of awesome features that you’ll definitely want to start using in your apps. The only problem is, there’s not a ton of documentation or sample code on the new APIs, so they’re often quite hard to learn!
    This is where iOS 5 By Tutorials comes in! The goal of the book is to help intermediate and advanced iOS developers get up-to-speed with the new iOS 5 APIs in the quickest and easiest way – via tutorials!
    The iOS Tutorial Team takes pride in making sure each tutorial we write holds to the highest standards of quality. We want our tutorials to be well written, easy to follow, and fun. And we don’t want to just skim the surface of a subject – we want to really dig into it, so you can truly understand how it works and apply the knowledge directly in your own apps.

  • A Multichannel Noise Reduction Front-End Based on Psychoacoustics for Robust Speech Recognition in Highly Noisy Environments

    • Proc. of Hands-Free Speech Communication and Microphone Arrays (HSCMA)
    • May 6, 2008

Cesare Rocchi's Languages

  • English

    (Full professional proficiency)
  • Italian

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)

Cesare Rocchi's Education

Universita' Politecnica delle Marche

PhD, Informatics Engineering


PhD student under the supervision of prof. Francesco Piazza. The focus of my research is on the User Experience of Tabletop interfaces in a conversational scenario.

Activities and Societies: field study, prototype implementation, formative evaluation

UniversitĂ  di Bologna

Laurea, Philosophy


Joined the ITC-Irst during the hips project. I devised a model of narrative exchange that accounts for the complex process of text production and fruition.

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