My trajectory crosses design practice and design research.
I have conducted research and teaching activities in leading international centers (Harvard, MIT, Polytechnic University of Milan, Malmö University and University of the Arts London), (co)authoring and (co)editing some 70 publications. My latest book (Visualizing the Data City, Springer, 2014) explores the potential of data visualizations for more inclusive urban design, planning, management processes.
I have founded and managed 6 companies, including Vianet, an interaction design agency focused on delivering advanced technology and design solutions based on ethnographic research methods. Vianet has worked on more than 500 high-impact and award-winning projects, from interactive museums to experimental publishing platforms.
I also work as a consultant for public and private organizations (the European Commission and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research) in order to help define strategies, policies and funding schemes to support strategic design approaches targeted to innovation.
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May 2015 • Malmö
I might end up staying in Sweden for the next few years. I welcome opportunities for collaboration, especially in the area across Southern Sweden and Denmark.
December 2014 • Malmö
Busy times here. I am getting ready for 2015, when I will have the chance to work on new EU-funded projects in the area of gamification for healthcare and to go more often to the UK, where I have been offered a position as visiting researcher at the University of the Arts London.
August 2014 • Malmö
Back in my Swedish cave to write the first prototype of my report from my ethnographic studies in the US.
Next planned trips: Helsinki (August 25-29), London (September 1-5), Rome (September 19-29). If you happen to be in one of these cities and feel like meeting for a tea, just drop me a line!
May 2014 • Cambridge, MA
After a very inspiring time at Harvard, I am now ready to move back to Europe. I will probably keep collaborating with some groups here, mostly through short trips and visits.