I AM NOT a Graphic Designer.
I DO NOT make chairs.
I earned a Master of Science degree in Design della Comunicazione from Politecnico di Milano, Scuola del Design in 2007. My thesis, titled “Make in Italy”, explored a collaborative platform for connecting SMEs and Designers.
During my academic years, I attended the ASP – Alta Scuola Politecnica, a multidisciplinary school established by Politecnico di Milano and Politecnico di Torino, exclusive to 150 exceptionally talented young students. My team worked on a home automation project with a focus on Healthcare, Data Visualization, and Wearable trends.
In 2006, I was selected for the “Dac.tool – Design for Arts & Crafts” contest, aimed at young Designers. This led to a one-year collaboration with a Made in Italy fashion brand, resulting in the digitalization of their entire catalog.
I work as a User Experience specialist with national and international design studios, large and small companies, startups, 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.
I am an Adjunct Professor at COmeta (Inclusive Design for Autism) – Laboratorio di Metaprogetto for second-year Industrial Design students – where I teach User Research techniques and the basics of Data Visualization. OpenCOmeta represents its evolution for the autistic community: a platform that collects products and best practices to improve the quality of life of autistic people. All projects are open-source so they can be implemented independently or with the support of Politecnico di Milano.
I am a Faculty Member at POLI.design.
I am the Technical Director and founding member of the Experience Design Academy, the center of applied research of POLI.design dedicated to User Experience in both digital and physical domains. It serves as a center for training, coaching, and applied research for companies and institutions. It offers catalog and on demand training on core topics such as User Experience, User Interface, Quali/Quantitative Psychology, Design System, and Figma.