Laura Varisco | PhD Student

PhD Supported by TIM S.p.A.

She is an Interaction and Experience design researcher focused on the use of personal information within interactive connected product, services and systems. She is interested in anthropological aspects of human interaction with digital devices and she's graduated in Communication Design with a thesis on anthropological research for IxD. Her Phd research, sponsored by TIM S.p.A., is about perturbations related to personal data and personal information in connected environments. She aims to give awareness to designers who face up with collection, managing and communication of personal data in dematerialized interactions with IoT, omnipresence of sensors and integrated technologies in everyday environments. She also collaborates with MIT Design Lab and Innovation By Design as interaction and experience design researcher.

Research Keywords

Personal data, personal digital identity, experience design, interaction design, design process, smart systems, user centered design, ubiquitous computing


Publications

Varisco, L., Pillan, M. and Bertolo, M., 2017. Personal Digital Trails: toward a Convenient Design of Products and Services Employing Digital Data. In 4D Designing Development Developing Design (pp. 188-197).

Pillan, M., Varisco, L. and Bertolo, M., 2017. Facing Digital Dystopias: A Discussion about Responsibility in the Design of Smart Products. In Proceedings of the Conference on Design and Semantics of Form and Movement-Sense and Sensitivity, DeSForM 2017. InTech.

Varisco, L. Colombo, S., Casalegno, F. Designing with Data. Anticipating the impact of personal data usage on individuals and society. [in publishing]