Rooted on the science of complexity, my research activity is focused on visual design as a tool to understand and access complex systems (from complex database to dynamic urban systems). Visual representation is a powerful tool to make better decisions and to act effectively, especially when it comes to deal with complex problems, heterogeneous data, information, stakeholders and with strong time constraints.
Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano, I teach at the School of Design in the Communication Design Master Degree. I've been visiting lecturer at Universidad de Malaga and The Royal Institute of Art (KKH – Stockholm); I participated to several postgraduate courses in other universities.
Since 2000 I represent the School of Design in the European program “MEDes” (Master in European Design).
Head of the Communication Design programme and member of the Design PhD board, both at Politecnico di Milano – Design Department. My research and publishing activities focus on the development of data, information and knowledge visualization tools and methods to support decision making processes in complex systems.
I'm founder and scientific coordinator of POLIteca, the Design Knowledge Centre at Politecnico di Milano.