Teaching

Adjunct Professor
Ph.D. School, Politecnico di Milano
Qualitative Research Methodologies in Planning, Design and Engineering
Academic year 2015/2016
The course is offered to the PhD students of the Politecnico di Milano. It introduces the qualitative approach to doctoral research. More specifically, the course deals with the qualitative strategies and methods for the study of innovation processes, and of the social environment of innovation.

Adjunct Professor
Ph.D. Programme in Design, School of Design, Politecnico di Milano
Design Research Tools, 1st year Ph.D.
From 2006 to 2015
The course is offered to the PhD in Design students of the Politecnico di Milano. It is structured in three main parts: Part I introduces doctoral research, doctoral thesis and the abstract; Part II defines the paradigms, methodologies and methods of qualitative research; and Part III describes the different approaches to doctoral research in design and their related methodologies and methods. The course is divided into: lectures, exercises, students presentations and discussions. Course Syllabus

Teaching Fellow
Bachelor of Science in Product Design, School of Design, Politecnico di Milano
Theory and Practice of Product Design, 1st year
Academic year 2005/2006: Products for the elderly and disabled
Academic year 2004/2005: Products for the hand

Teaching Fellow
Bachelor of Science in Product Design, School of Design, Politecnico di Milano
Product Design Studio, 1st year
Academic year 2003/2004: Transformable furniture for the home
Academic year 2002/2003: Products for children mobility

Lectures
Delivered the following lectures:

2008 The best of made in project: a multi-actor web platform to empower micro enterprises, Master in Strategic Design, Poli. Design, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

2007 A social model of design, In: Conscious, Simple - Consciously Simple. The Emergence of an Alternative Product Culture. Lebanese American University, School of Architecture and Design, Beirut, Lebanon

2005 Methodologies and methods of design research, Ph.D. Programme in Industrial Design and Multimedia Communication, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

2004 Comparative study of Ph.D. programmes in design and the methodologies of design research, Ph.D. Programme in Design Sciences, Istituto Universitario di Venezia, Italy

Workshops and Seminars
Collaborated in the organisation of the following Workshops and Seminars:

2008 System Reload Milan 2008 , eco-design workshops and seminars at the Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, Italy, Milan Design Week, 18-19 April 2008 Link

2005 Conceptual Maps for System Thinking Related to Design, workshop at the 6th International Conference of the European Academy of Design, Design System Evolution, the University of the Arts, Bremen, Germany, 29-31 March 2005

2004 The Question of Social Design, doctoral seminar at the Ph.D. programme in Industrial Design and Multimedia Communication, School of Design, Politecnico di Milano

2003 General Strategic Knowledge Models and their Interaction with Domain-Specific Knowledge in Design, doctoral seminar at the Ph.D. programme in Industrial Design and Multimedia Communication, School of Design, Politecnico di Milano

2001 Design Research and its Challenges, doctoral seminar at the Ph.D. programme in Industrial Design and Multimedia Communication, School of Design, Politecnico di Milano