I define myself a hybrid designer, due to my interdisciplinary background, that I tried to depict through the stream graph above. Everything starts in 1997, my passion for computer programming brings me to study informatics at the high school and then, exhausted by the code and by the bug fixing process, I decided to give my education a radical shift and continue my studies in the design field. In 2005 I finally received a MA in Visual Communication at the Politecnico di Milano, after eight years of studies and works at Erazero (2003 – 2010), a cross-media studio in Milan, partner of MTV Italy.
Since 2006, my collaboration with the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano has started, working as a lecturer and then as a researcher, teaching the Unibz master students "Web and Media" and researching on "Visual Journalism", an innovative way to inform a wider audience on complex phenomena in an engaging way. I still work as a designer, and even my research is practice-based oriented. Recently I decided to research more on the impact that social multimedia projects have on local communities, so I started a Ph.D. at the Università di Trento on the impact of visual journalism practices on small communities.
Infographics as Images: Meaningfulness beyond Information
IMG Conference proceedings
"DATA JOURNALISM Guida essenziale alle notizie fatte con i numeri” (chapter)
AISS XLIV Conerence Proceedings
Le forme della narrazione nel web-based documentary: il caso Europa Dreaming
People’s Republic of Bolzano or how digital artifacts can be adversarial to misinformation.
The Design Journal, Volume 20 - Issue sup1
Sciences du Design #5
People's Republic of Bolzano
Sciences du Design #5
Il potere dei dati (chapter)
Data Journalism: inside the global future (chapter)
Ed. Abramis Adacemic Publishing
Proceedings of the XVI Generative art conference
Spaghetti Vespa Typography
Progetto Grafico #20
Proceedings of the 6th Swiss design network:
"Negotiating futures design fiction"
2017 European Design Award 2017 🏆
2016 European Design Award 2016 🏆 DIG Award Finalist 2016
2015 Data Journalism Award 2015 🏆 DIG Award Finalist 2015