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Hello there. I am a participatory design leader and passionate, creative human.

Mixing design strategy with experience research & innovation to enrich people’s life & humanize technology is what gets me excited and love doing.

 

I am versed applying human-centered, technical & design acumen to diverse contexts & experienced deploying innovation to dream, design & develop novel products & services.

I have broad strategic & operational expertise in planning, project, & innovation management & in navigating highly ambiguous contexts to deliver results. 

 

As a leader, manager and mentor, I am collaborative, curious, empowering, with a focus on influencing, nurturing, growing through participation, actionable insights, and human-centered strategy. I am proud and blessed to inspire, energize, support, grow teams and individuals daily.

In 2018 I was recognized as one of Italy's 50 most inspiring women in tech & received Intel’s Global Diversity & Inclusion Award.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Strategy: Led 50+ projects that resulted in millions ecosystem investment & marketing funds, go-to-market strategy, design-wins & specs changes.

Innovation: Designed novel processes to drive innovation & strategy and 10 best practices for AI developers; Re-imagined the future of TV, leading to design wins.

Leadership: 13 patents filed or granted; 80+ scientific publications; 16 keynotes; 82 invited lectures/workshops; mentored 100+ individuals.

 

EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE

• UX Research & Design • Product Design & Strategy • Participatory Innovation • Innovative processes • Cross-Function Leadership • Staff Dev, Building Teams & Hiring • Mentoring & Coaching • Stakeholders Enabling

 

METHODS & TECHNIQUES

• Experience & Product Design • Ethnographic & Observational Techniques • Heuristics, User Testing, Metrics, Usability • Surveys • Trends, Ecosystem, Market, Tradeoff Analysis • User-Centered & Participatory Design • Scenario & Persona Dev • Agile • Storytelling • Focus Groups, Interviews, Workshops • Design Thinking • Roadmaps

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Kathrine Switzer: fearless!

Childhood memories.

With my beloved 1957 Volvo 445

With my beloved 1957 Volvo 445

LeVar Burton: childhood hero!

LeVar Burton: childhood hero

will.i.am: a charming, smart artist

Puffy hat day with dearest friends Peter Burrows and Dominique Hes.