Eindhoven Technical University & University of Siena
is Associate Professor at the Department of Social, Political and Cognitive Science, University of Siena where she teaches Human-Computer Interaction, Experience Design, and Design Thinking. She is Rector’s delegate and director of Santa Chiara Fab Lab of the University of Siena, a laboratory of design and innovation particularly focused on inclusion, health, food and cultural heritage. From 2013 until 2017 she was appointed part time Full Professor at the Department of Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology. From 2017 until 2021 she was Visiting Professor at the same university. In August 2013, she received an honorary professorship at the Seogang College University, Seoul, Korea. She has an interdisciplinary background in philosophy, design and computing and a Ph.D. in Aesthetics of Interaction. In 2014 and 2015, she was Visiting Professor at the Advanced PhD “The Center for Advanced Studies – the development of interdisciplinary doctoral studies” at the Gdansk University of Technology (Poland) in the key areas of the Europe 2020 Strategy. Her research interests range over a broad range of topics including tangible and embodied interaction, experience design and societal impacts of new technologies. She is cited across these fields. She has been a Principal Investigator on numerous 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, Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). She is a Member of the Italian SigCHI chapter and ACM. She has served Scientific and Organizing Committees in various areas of HCI, ID and Information Systems, including ACM CHI, ACM DIS, ACM IDC, ACM DIS, IEEE ICRA, IEEE IROS, IEEE ICORR, ECCE, EACE, SLERD.
Last update: December 2022