Laura Varisco | PhD Student

PhD Supported by TIM S.p.A.

Interaction designer focused on HCI and User Centered Design. Interested in anthropological aspects of human interaction with digital devices. Graduated in Design with a thesis on anthropological research for IxD. Her Phd research is about perturbations related to personal data and personal identity in smart environments. She aims to give awareness to designers who face up with collection, managing and communication of personal data in dematerialized interactions with IoT and omnipresence of sensors and integrated technologies in everyday environments.

Research Keywords

Personal data, personal digital identity, case studies, ethnography, experience design, interaction design, prototyping, smart systems, user centered design, wearable technologies


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.