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 to the radio, even in modern cars Frequent: 84% always or mostly listen to theContinue reading “How important is the Radio in your car? Radioplayer and BBC research”

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 that can interpret imput like natural voice commands, objects movements, touch and hand free, etc.Continue reading “In-ear headphones touch gestures concept”

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 well the “procedure” that my parents had to apply first to start our old FiatContinue reading “The inspiring “Driving Paradox””

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 same “approach” that is already used by dolphins, whales and bats, the Google researchers createdContinue reading “Google’s project Soli – An Android feature and an industrial machineries innovation”

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 the Italian startup Horus Technology. The main objective of the workshop was to start designingContinue reading “How to design for visual impaired people”

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 manage an ecommerce like Shopping in Italy; I can film videos like these; I canContinue reading “Why a Digital Product Manager must be skilled in User Experience Design?”

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 in grado di creare e gestire un ecommerce come Shopping in Italy, girare e montareContinue reading “Perchè un Digital Product Manager deve saperne di User Experience e Interaction Design?”

Interaction Design related terms definitions

During the first Interaction Design Foundation Milan Chapter event, the group decided to define the most important interaction design related terms. I started to approach professionally this field of Digital Communication a few months ago, but I care about User Experience since my first project in 2006. My definitions are really general, almost philosophical. TheyContinue reading “Interaction Design related terms definitions”

ANSA’s site UX critical issues

March 26th the news agency ANSA launched its new web site (read the article in Italian). For promoting a discussion on the IDF Milan group, I analyzed the ANSA’s design and I wrote down a UX critical issues list. But first of the list, I want to declare that I never used the ANSA webContinue reading “ANSA’s site UX critical issues”

WordReference search box evolution

  During the Interaction Design Foundation course, I answered this question: Please identify an example where a search box has been used in a design and outline the various stages of implementing the search box in this particular instance. I chose as an example the amazing WordReference translation service. I use it since 2004 and I clearlyContinue reading “WordReference search box evolution”