I am a PhD student in Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Trento (Italy). I received my master degree in Communication Science in 2011 from the University of Siena. Before starting the Ph.D., I worked as interaction designer at Fondazione Bruno Kessler, in the i3 research group, where I currently conduct my research work.
In my PhD project, I investigate the use of haptic feedback for learning sports. I consider climbing as case study, an extreme sport that requires both a high level of self-confidence and control over motor skills. By adopting research methods and practices of Interaction Design (such as Contextual Inquiry, Participatory Design, etc.), I aim at designing a valid device for the community of climbers and, at a broader level, to identify the communicative abilities of haptic feedback.