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Author Antonio Patti

I'm an happy husband and a digital professional with 14 years of experience in on-line communication. I live in Vigevano and my daily job at the Transport Company of Milan is designing digital products and contents that convert in sales and customer satisfaction. On antoniopatti.it I write in English and Italian about Digital Communication, Product Design,  Automotive, Transportation and User Experience.

Il problema del numero civico nelle app di navigazione

Quando progetto app e siti per la navigazione, cerco sempre di fare in modo che le ricerche degli utenti siano sempre veloci, efficienti e corrette. Per esperienza, anche come utente finale, la ricerca dell’indirizzo è un momento molto critico nell’utilizzo… Continue Reading →

The navigation apps street number problem

When I design navigation apps and sites I always think how to keep users researches fast, efficient and correct. In my experience, even as common user, the address research is a real complex phase for two main reasons: 1) Typing… Continue Reading →

Improving passengers behaviour using nudge theory

In the article The Amazing Psychology of Japanese Train Stations the author writes about the nudge theories strategies adopted by the West Japan Railways for improving good passengers behaviours and decreasing suicides. With 13 billions of passengers per year, the… Continue Reading →

Migliorare i comportamenti dei passeggeri del trasporto pubblico con la nudge theory

Nell’interessante articolo The Amazing Psychology of Japanese Train Stations si parla delle tecniche adottate dalla West Japan Railways per limitare i comportamenti scorretti dei passeggeri e per diminuire i suicidi utilizzando la nudge theory di Richard Thaler. Con 13 miliardi… Continue Reading →

I 10 principi per la mobilità condivisa e la vivibilità delle città

Durante i miei approfondimenti sul tema della mobilità condivisa ho trovato questi dieci principi che ho deciso di tradurre perché trovo si tratti di una sintesi interessante e un fonte di ispirazione per tutti coloro i quali lavorano nel settore… Continue Reading →

Google monetizzerà le auto autonome come sta già facendo col web

Google ha iniziato a lavorare sulle auto autonome nel 2009 e nel 2016 ha creato un’azienda indipendente chiamata Waymo. Ad oggi Google è anche la prima compagnia ad aver messo in strada mezzi con livello di autonomia 4 ed anche… Continue Reading →

How ​Google wants monetize self-driving cars like it already monetizes Internet

Google has started its self-driving project in 2009 and in 2016 it funded a completely new company called Waymo. Google today is one of the first company that put on the road level 4 autonomous vehicles and that says to have… Continue Reading →

La responsabilità educativa degli YouTuber e la nuova “Modalità con Restrizioni” di YouTube

Internet in tutte le sue varie forme è parte della mia vita da quasi 20 dei miei 35 anni. Lo uso, lo osservo e ci lavoro quotidianamente, approfondendo a volte cose molto lontane dai miei interessi e dalla mia fascia… Continue Reading →

Tesla Model 3 agile car development framework

When I wrote about the Tesla Model 3 I focused on design , infotainment system and its pre-order success. Today indeed I write about the production approach that, reading the recent news about skipping the beta testing, is going to… Continue Reading →

The led headlight innovation by Mercedes-Benz Concept A Sedan

Looking at the recent Mercedes-Benz Concept A Sedan, I was impressed by the led headlamps colour. At first I thought that it was only a show car like other concept at the Auto Shanghai Motor Show, but then its design… Continue Reading →

“Featured contents” function design for instant messaging apps

Recently I studied IM Bots, but unfortunately every time that I experienced them on a Facebook Messenger I felt unsatisfied. Bots and AI are for sure the personal assistants of the future, but we must wait for their evolution and… Continue Reading →

The biggest problem of the level 3 self-driving cars are the drivers

I’m following the evolution of the self-driving technologies with a lot of interest. Many automotive companies say that by 2020/2022 they will commercialize autonomous cars that will reach the level 4 or 5 of the SAE International Automated Driving standards…. Continue Reading →

Self-driving bus service models and passengers User Experience

In the last months automotive world is talking a lot about autonomous and self-driving vehicles both for private and public transportation. During my day researches one day I found the exciting call for collaboration for Olli, the self-driving vehicle produced by Local Motors…. Continue Reading →

Chatbots are contents, not conversations

After my first post about Facebook Messenger Bots, I continued my research because I understand the importance of Chatbots and Instant Messaging apps. Following a transcription of the presentation that I published on Slideshare. The assumptions from where I started… Continue Reading →

Facebook Messenger’s Bots are direct, customizable and automated communication channels, not personal assistants

Reading on the web the new Facebook Messenger’s Bots reviews I confirmed my idea: human language is still too complex to understand by any kind of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Read “I Tried Shopping on Facebook Messenger. It Didn’t Go Well” by Lukas… Continue Reading →

Tesla Model 3 design and market success

Internet has already posted a lot about the new Tesla Model 3. I want to say something since the launch’s day, but first to start writing down this post, I read dozens of articles and their comments for understanding exactly… Continue Reading →

What kind of car Generation Z will buy?

A research conducted by Cox Automotive for two of the biggest car shopping and research websites in the US, Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book, describes the purchasing intention of the Generation Z. Generation Z is composed by young that are actually between 12… Continue Reading →

Drivin’ – Car Pooling and Neighbourhood social platform

Drivin‘ is a Car Pooling and Neighbourhood social platform that I designed almost three years ago for sharing car’s rides with people that have similar transportation needs, and for creating a trusted network for empowering the local sharing economy. I presented the… Continue Reading →

How important is the Radio in your car? Radioplayer and BBC research

The recent research “Great cars need great Radios” conducted in UK, Germany and France by Radioplayer and BBC reports that: Essential: 82% of drivers would not consider buying a car without a radio Dominant: 75% of all in-car listening is… Continue Reading →

In-ear headphones touch gestures concept

During the last years I developed a strange professional syndrome. Everytime I use an object I analyze usability and functions trying to learn or imaging improvements. Today the interaction between humans and machines is powered by all kind of sensors… Continue Reading →

The inspiring “Driving Paradox”

I work in Digital Communication and I’ve worked on the functional & user experience design of websites, mobile applications, advergames, digital signage systems and info kiosks. I love cars and motorcycles since when I was a child. I remember very… Continue Reading →

Google’s project Soli – An Android feature and an industrial machineries innovation

Soli is a Google’s Project that enable users to interact with digital devices without touching them. Nothing really new, except for the hardware technology that concentrates everything in one small “piece of sand” on the electronic device board. Using the… Continue Reading →

How to design for visual impaired people

This is the post that I wrote after the event “Design beyond design boundaries” for the Milan’s group of the Interaction Design Foundation. Last Saturday September 20th, IDF Milan organized its 4th event “Design beyond visual boundaries” in collaboration with… Continue Reading →

Why a Digital Product Manager must be skilled in User Experience Design?

I work in Digital Communication since 2005. I’ve a humanistic university background but instead of specializing in Contents and Social Media, I’ve always studied technical, graphic and design subjects. After almost 10 years of experiences, today I can setup and… Continue Reading →

Perchè un Digital Product Manager deve saperne di User Experience e Interaction Design?

Lavoro nella comunicazione digitale dal 2005 e nonostante la mia preparazione fortemente umanistica, invece che specializzarmi su contenuti e social media, ho sempre cercato di approfondire tematiche tecniche, di grafica e design. Dopo quasi 10 anni di esperimenti oggi sono… Continue Reading →

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