Short profile

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 and KTH Royal Institute of Technology), (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.
As from 2011, I am a PhD candidate in Interaction Design at Malmö University in Sweden.

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Over time, my work has acquired a socio-political perspective aimed at using design as a tool to foster participation and dialogic processes.

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