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Silvia Luisa Pizzocaro

Silvia Pizzocaro is Full Professor of industrial design at Politecnico di Milano, where she was the former Chair of both the Bachelor and of the Master of science programs in product design at the School of Design.

She holds a Master of science in Architecture and a Ph.D. in Industrial design, both from Politecnico di Milano. Her research activity is embedded in the Department section Design and cultures. Over the years she has worked at the intersection of product design theory, design research culture, and doctoral education in design. Her study interests include design theory and user studies for product design.

She has written and edited a number of books, including Introduzione agli studi sull’utente [Introduction to user studies: getting to know the users between research and product design] (Unicopli, Milano, 2015) and Artefatti concreti. Temi di fondamento per il design di prodotto [Tangible artifacts: basic issues for product design] (Unicopli, Milano, 2016).