She is Assistant Professor of the Design Department and she teaches at the School of Design of Politecnico di Milano, where she teaches “Design Methods and Tools for Product and Interaction Design” at the Master Degree in Design& Engineering and “Methods and Tools for Wearable Devices” at Master Degree in Design for Fashion System. She has been Visiting Researcher at University of New South Wales of Sydney (2006) and at Media Lab of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2009) where she run researches on Wearable Systems with the lens on design-driven and user-oriented approaches. She is Member of the Experience and Interaction Design Research Lab and of the Biodesign Lab. She participated at several International and National researches and she is currently Principal Investigator of the research project POD: Plurisensorial Device to prevent occupational disease, which has recently received funding from the European Union. (SAF€RA 2014 joint call) She’s author of several international publications, and she holds National Patents and models.

Research keywords

User Centred Design, Experience Design, Interaction Design.
Smart Devices and Sensors, Wearable Technologies, Design for subjective well-being.


Parisi, S., Spallazzo, D., Ferraro, V., Ferrara, M.,Ceconello, M. A., Garcia, C. A., Rognoli, V. 2018. Mapping ICS Materials: Interactive, Connected, and Smart Materials. In International Conference on Intelligent Human Systems Integration (pp. 739-744). Springer, Cham.

Stepanovic, M., Ferraro, V. 2018. Digitalize limits for increased capability: Technology to overcome Human Mechanisms 9th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2018) and the Affiliated Conferences, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Universal Studios Orlando™, Florida, USA July 21-25

Che Me R., Ferraro V., Biamonti A. 2017. A Pilot Study of a Wearable Navigation Device with Tactile Display for Elderly with Cognitive Impairment. In: (ed.): Paolo Perego Giuseppe Andreoni Giovanna Rizzo, “Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare“ p. 406-414, Springer International Publishing.

Ferraro V., Arquilla, V. 2017. The Role of Design as Technology Enabler: A Personalized Integrated Predictive Diabetes Management System. In: (ed.): Paolo Perego Giuseppe Andreoni Giovanna Rizzo, “Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare” p. 406-414, Springer International Publishing.

Ferraro V., Stepanovic M., Ferraris S. 2017. Wearability and User Experience Through User Engagement: The Case Study of a Wearable Device. In: (Ed) Tareq Ahram Christianne Falcão, “Advances in Human Factors in Wearable Technologies and Game Design. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing,” p. 125-135, Springer International Publishing.

Ferraro V. 2015. Product Experience and Well-Being: An Interactive Interpreter for Diabetic Children. Eum Design Connects, 17-23 October, Gwangju, Korea.

Ferraro V. 2012. The Designer Approach to the wearable technologies-A Practice based research. Maggioli Editore, January.