I AM NOT a Graphic Designer.
I DO NOT make chairs.

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Education

100% polytechnic.

I achieved the Master of Science Degree in Design della Comunicazione among the Politecnico di Milano, Scuola del Design in 2007. My thesis “Make in Italy” was about a collaborative platform for connecting SMEs and Designers.

During my graduation years I attended the ASP – Alta Scuola Politecnica, a multidisciplinary school founded by Politecnico di Milano and Politecnico di Torino restricted to 150 young and exceptionally talented students. My team worked on a home automation project focusing on Healthcare, Data Visualization and Wearables trends.

In 2006 I’ve been selected for the contest “Dac.tool – Design for Arts & Crafts” aimed at young Designers: a 1 year collaboration followed for a Made in Italy fashion brand that led to the digitalization of their whole catalog.

Consultancy

15+ years experience as UX Designer.

I am currently UX Lead at VISUP. I work as User Experience consultant for agencies like H-FARM and AKQA, but also with startups, SMEs and Institutions covering several fields: Fintech, Retail, Internet of Things, Business Intelligence, Social Communities, Collaborative Platforms, Connected TVs, Kiosks, Softwares as a Service, Publishing, E-commerce, Healthcare, Fashion, Sports.

Teaching

10+ years collaboration with Politecnico di Milano.

I am Contract Professor at Co.Meta (Inclusive Design for Autism) –  Laboratorio di Metaprogetto for 2nd year Industrial Design students – where I teach User Research techniques and Data Visualization basics.

I am Faculty member at POLI.design.
I am Technical Director and founding member of the Experience Design Academy by POLI.design, a polytechnic centre of excellence dedicated to User Experience: I coordinate the Higher Education Course in User Experience Design and the Master in User Experience Psychology – in collaboration with Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.

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