After some years of working experience in the field of optical sensors production, I'm now working as Scientific Collaborator at the Swiss University of Applied Science SUPSI for the development of research projects about interactive museum exhibitions, web for accessibility, digital fabrication for assistive devices as well as teaching and coaching.
As freelancer in the field of designing interactive installations and building them using my technical knowledges as engineer.
Those knowledges consists in physical computing (interconnecting and coding for Processing, Arduino & co., Raspberry Pi, Ubuntu Mac and Windows) to manage video, sound and images playback as anything else possible, electronics circuit design for PCB production for solid custom solution, sensors choice and setup to create the desired experience, 3D modelling, printing and CNC milling for specific functional objects and solutions, lasercutting for fast production of many copies and precise parts as well as sharp graphics and text cutting/engraving on various materials (wood, plastic, metal, fabrics), video projection and mapping, some AR augmented reality solutions, web design and development, and more.
From the design point of view, I've a good sense in inventing, tailoring and simplifying in a meaningful way the balance between the type and amount of content shown, the experience and the interaction in order to avoid flows and hiccups for the users, to optimise the effectiveness and impact of the experience lived by the users and visitors.
I'm always searching for new solution to involve and share experiences and contents using the power of the technology.
Scientific collaborator, Fablabmanager
As interaction designer and both software and electronics engineer, I'm working in research project about interactive museum exhibitions, web for accessibility, digital fabrication for assistive devices as well as teaching and coaching. Since 2017 I'm also co-manager of FabLab SUPSI Lugano.
Technical Collaborator at the Atelier of Arch. Riccardo Blumer
For the project "Seven Automatic Architectures" lead by the Atelier of Arch. Riccardo Blumer, I followed and technically developed the projects with the students and the other assistants to first build the concept prototypes and then the 1:1 scale installations that have been part of the exhibition during the opening of the new Theatre of the architecture of the USI Academy Architecture campus in Mendrisio, Switzerland.
Two of the projects have also been exhibited during the Biennale di Venezia 2018.
Laboratory Engineer in Microtechnology
Production and quality control of optical sensors, design, fine tuning and creation of production tools, mechanical and micro-mechanical manufacturing (lathe and milling machine), product photography and video for documentation and advertising, responsible for the final work of poly-mechanic apprentice.
For the temporary exhibition titled "Let it snow!", I did setup the installation consisting in three elder men sit around a table and talking about the winter marathons they did help organising in the Leventina valley with many stories and memories about them.
The installation consisted in three vertical monitors each one with the video of a man, symmetrically placed around a round table. For each monitor a speaker played the voice of each individual man.
By sitting at the table, visitors are really into the conversation because the three men are correctly looking at each other and also the voices are coming from their actual location.
Technically, even if it does seem simple, it has been quite a challenge figuring out how to have them all in sync and how to managed the video and audio tracks.
The solution used has been to setup the three monitors as unique screen for the computer and to create a unique video file with all the three videos of the interviews in it as well as the audio tracks in a 5.1 surround configuration to be able to have enough channels for the three voices (stereo has just two mono track, 5.1 surround potentially six).
An external 5.1 surround sound card has been used to have the required multiple audio tracks to be sent to the individual speakers.
Technical consultancy and realisation of laser-cutted plates containing all the names of the artisans form that valley that worked abroad in the XVII e XVIII century.
Augmented Reality interactive exhibition “Che effetto che fa” about VFX with Edy Radice
Programmable illumination system for the exhibition in Langenthal about the design schools
University of Applied Sciences and Arts, SUPSI
Bern University of Applied Sciences, BUAS
Scuola d'Arti e Mestieri, SAMT
Machine Learning for Creatives is a creativity and innovation workshop happening from 24 July to 27 July 2019 at the Museum of Digital Art (MuDA), in Zurich. It proposes a learning journey in which teams of students, artists-designers and researchers are enabled to collaboratively create prototypes based on AI and ML technologies thanks to simplified workflows, tools and open resources.
Seminar Fablab 01
Interdisciplinary course for the Bachelor students in architecture, interior architecture, visual communication and civil engineer aimed to teach them 3D modelling skills (Fusion 360) and the use of the machines (CNC and Lasercutter) of the Fablab SUPSI Lugano.
The students are co-designer and fabricators of a WikiBikePark that will be build at the campus, using modular components that are designed and prototyped together. The structure will be something more than not just a bike parking space. It will be a place where to learn something about sustainable mobility, a place where to meet other people and eventually repair your bike or charge it.
The approach is horizontal and driven by the practical approach of many iterations from ideas to prototype and testing and back again.
Fusion 360, CAD, 3D modelling, CNC machining, laser-cutting, 3D printing, fast prototyping
Arduino introductive course
Arduino and coding fundamentals
SUPSI Visual Communication Bachelor Thesis, 2018
STEAM education kit
SUPSI Visual Communication Bachelor Thesis, 2017
Fixture tool for sensors assembly
Mechanical fixture developed for the production of a specific product of the Sensoptic SA company in Losone, Switzerland
LIP Polymechanic AGIE, 2013
- 3D modelling
- 3D printing
- 3D scanning
- CNC milling
- Web development
- Video mapping
- Web design
- Interaction design
- User experience
- Product design
- Interface design
- Arduino coding
- Processing coding