is Professor of Experience Design and Design Thinking at the University of Siena. She is Director and Rector’s delegate of Santa Chiara Fab Lab ( where she manages several participatory innovation projects with external partners. Patrizia has an interdisciplinary background in design, philosophy and computing and a Ph.D. in Interaction Design. Her research activity concerns designing interactive systems in various fields of application including accessibility and inclusion, cultural heritage, health care. He has been a principal investigator on many EU funded projects. She has been expert advisor to many EU and international bodies, including EU Commission, EU Future & Emerging Technologies Programme, EU Intelligent Information Interfaces, Eurocontrol, EU Disappearing Computer, UX group at University of Warsaw (Poland), Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems. She has been an invited keynote speaker at various international conferences. She has also been the editor for special issues of international journals.

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Articles published on IXD&A:

• ‘Designing inclusion: a smart learning ecosystem for hearing parents of deaf children,’, N. 55, 2023, pp. 109 – 122, abstract, download, (, Google Scholar
"Smart Learning Ecosystems are intelligent, purpose-oriented platforms supporting innovative learning. However, for these ecosystems to be true engines of innovation they should be fully accessible. Th..."

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