Serena Cangiano

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    Serena Cangiano currently works at the Laboratory of Visual Culture, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland. Serena does research in Industrial Design and Communication Design. Their most recent publication is ‘The growth of digital social innovation in Europe. An Open Design approach to support innovation for the societal good.’


    Researcher at Laboratory of visual culture/Interaction design lab of SUPSI, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland. Her work spans from interaction design to education. Her research focuses on open design and hardware practices and their impact on the interaction design and on technology driven innovation. At SUPSI, she is a researcher and coordinator of Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design and of the summer programs focusing on teaching the fundamentals of software and hardware programming through design and prototyping activities. She also manages the activities of FabLab Lugano.

    Her articles and essays about open source models, technology and design have been published in international magazines, books and conference proceedings. Together with Davide Fornari, she led “Re-programmed art: an open manifesto”, a project aiming at involving a group of digital artists and designer in the process of reprogramming – through open technologies – kinetic artworks that pioneered the introduction of an algorithmic approach in the artistic production. She has recently joined the team of DSI4EU, a European funded project about digital social innovation in Europe. Laboratory of visual culture SUPSI – University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland.


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  • Switzerland, Swiss Confederation

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  • CL

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