2005: Buddy meets Bill Gates!
Buddy, a blog-bag concept I developed for Microsoft Italy and Piquadro Company featured at SMAU 2005 Digital Lifestyle Digital Workstyle event. Fabio Falzea, Director of Microsoft Italy Mobility Department presented the concept to Bill Gates.
2005: Back in SF
End of the terrible limbo period! Iím finally a US permanent
resident and Iím looking for a job as an interactive product
designer in the Silicon Valley. Anyone?
2005: Cyberfashion show!
featured at SIGGRAPH
2005 Cyberfashion show in Los Angeles.
A book about RFIDs
During summer 2004 I had the wonderful chance to work
with Chris Noessel and Jason Tester on a chapter for a book
about RFID technology. We concentrated on how a good design
should make it visible for the user. The book is edited by
Simson L. Garfinkel and is published by Addison-Wesley Professional.
Buy it at Amazon.
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Im a regular writer for the interaction design/werables
This time the Reverie
Engines and the Flightdream
projects flew to Amsterdam for a wonderful exhibition [How smart
are you dressed tomorrow?] at the Nemo
Museum. Stay tuned for new photos.
April 2004: Let's go Aussie!
Travelling around the world for the first time. Back from
SF I flew to Perth, Australia, for The
Space Between Conference where I presented a paper about
wearbles. While there the PICA
Museum exposed my Reverie Engines and the Flightdream
March 28th 2004: My wedding :))))))))
Gosh! I'm a married woman now! :) a happy one :) Everything
happened so fast! Only a couple of well trained interaction
designers can design a wonderful wedding in two months! Take
a look at the wonderful photos.
Autumn in San Francisco
Attending courses in Drawing at the California College
of the Arts has been a wonderful and refreshing opportunity
to rediscover my love for charcoal. See some examples.
My thesis about wearables as masks
30th June 2003. End of the second year at IDII. My
thesis is made out of 3 prototypes
completed by 3 scenarios explores the possible narraratives
generated by wearable devices enabling a transformation in
Flight dream features on Loop n.7
One of my projects, Flight dream, has been chosen by
Loop (AIGA Journal of Interaction Design Education) to feature
n.7: 2003 Annual of Best Student Projects.
Thinking about a thesis on wearables
The experience I made building the FlightDream cape
for the Designing Desire project made me think about a possible
subject for my thesis. What I really loved about it was that
we allowed people a poetic and playful interactivity with
the wearable, a subjective way into it, a personal interpretation
through a performance. So I'd like to explore more the system
model of this kind of explorative interfaces for personal
expression, to be able to design them effectively when needed.
Point and Pixels Design Course
Attending the Design Course, held by Prof. Casey Reas,
has been a wonderful experience. The exercises were really
engaging and the results have been satisfactory for me.
I loved particulary playing with typography and pencil drawing
compositions. Take a look at the marvellous website
about it :)
Summer at PERCRO lab in Pisa
I've spent my summer in Pisa at PERCRO
lab designing the overall experience of a user visiting a
virtual museum about sculpture. The site was the Museo dell'Opera
del Duomo in Pisa where PERCRO is building an haptic interface
to touch virtual sculptures for a European project.
Launch of flightdream site
I decided to create new version for the online documentation
about the flightdream project. Take a look at the