Research

My main field of research is related with User Centred Design in technological field.
At the moment (June 2018), I’m Researcher at University IUAV of Venice and contract professor at Politecnico di Milano (Italy).
Previously I was Senior Researcher in Human Computer Interaction at Fraunhofer Institute AICOS of Porto
Since the end of my PhD (2007) I’ve worked as contract researcher for the Design Department and Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering of Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy) in 7 main research programs as Post-doc Research Fellow.
Last research contract with Politecnico di Milano (2015) was related with Human Robot Interaction and robotics as therapeutic instrument for autistic disorders treatment.
I was United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) consultant as “International Expert on Creative Industries Designs”.
All the research projects has been completed in collaboration with industry and institutions. Some of them are: Samsung Corp., Indesit Company, ST Microelectronics, Flextronics, Fumagalli Srl., Crippa Spa. Lamm Spa. Missaglia Spa. Giochi Preziosi. Banca Intesa, INAIL. Esaote and more.
Research projects results and methodologies, are posted in books, chapters and conference proceedings contributes. Five international patents have been produced.

In this moment (2018) I’m involved in few founded researches as:
AGEDESIGN Rafforzamento delle capacità di ricerca e innovazione nelle apparecchiature e servizi per l’invecchiamento attivo ed in salute (Interreg V-A Italia – Austria 2014-2020 ITAT 1033)
-Interactive Construction Toys (Industry research project)
POSTA, Progetti Open Source di Tecnologie Assistive. (ITA-ARG Bilateral collaboration project)

1) from 2014 July, to 2015 July,
Gestural multichannel interaction to support educative and therapeutics activities for children with autism disorders., Department of Electronics, Information en Bioengineering., Via Ponzio 34/5 – Milano, Education and Research, Scientific Advisor, Prof. Franca Garzoto. (more info)
2) from 2013 January, to 2014 January,
Healthcare Design: Design of technological systems applied to sailing for motor rehabilitation process monitoring., Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano – Lecco Campus, Lecco, Education and Research, Scientific Advisor, Prof. Giuseppe Andreoni.
3) from 2011 January, to 2012 January,
Research and design of a cycling vehicle adaptive for different disabilities., Politecnico di Milano – INDACO Department – Industrial Design, Art, Communication and Fashion., Via Durando 38/A, 20158, Milano, Education and Research, Scientific Advisor, Prof. Giuseppe Andreoni.
4) from 2010 August, to 2011 January,
Contribution of User Centred Design to applied research., Politecnico di Milano – INDACO Department – Industrial Design, Art, Communication and Fashion., Via Durando 38/A, 20158, Milano, Education and Research, Scientific Advisor: Prof. Giuseppe Andreoni.
5) from 2009 September, to 2010 January,
Promotion of design’s PhD in national and international context., Politecnico di Milano – INDACO Department – Industrial Design, Art, Communication and Fashion., Via Durando 38/A, 20158, Milano, Education and Research, Scientific Advisor: Prof. Ezio Manzini.
6) 2008 August to 2009 August
IndeXit, Development of an ergonomic index for home appliances evaluation., Politecnico di Milano – INDACO Department – Industrial Design, Art, Communication and Fashion, Via Durando 38/A, 20158, Milano, Education and Research, Scientific Advisor: Prof. Arturo Dell’acqua and Prof.: Giuseppe Andreoni.
7) 2007 July to 2008 July
Easy Fridge, Development of an accessible system for food conservation., Politecnico di Milano – INDACO Department – Industrial Design, Art, Communication and Fashion, Via Durando 38/A, 20158, Milano. Education and Research, Scientific Advisor: Prof. Giuseppe Andreoni.