I am originally from Italy and I live in Leicester UK
With a Ph.D. in Design Sciences (2012), I am specialized in Design Research for Digital Cultural Heritage. I have been researching and teaching in leading research centres (in ITA, USA, and UK) that seek an interdisciplinary approach at the intersection of design, digital humanities/heritage, museum studies, and social science for the study of digital media design and its practices.
I am currently conducting my second Marie Curie project (H2020 Reintegration Grant), titled “Design Thinking for Digital Heritage: Developing Communities of Design Practice for Visitor Experience.” It is a joint project with the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester and the University of Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum (secondment).
In October 2015 I successfully concluded my first Marie Curie fellowship (International Outgoing Fellowship – FP7), titled “Digital Media for Heritage: Refocusing Design from the Technology to the Visitor Experience” that aimed to investigate design methods and techniques for Cultural Digital Heritage. The research was conjunctly conducted by the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester UK.