Mentoring

I've been lucky enough to explore and learn a lot different facets of the design over the years and now I'm collaborating with universities and training organisations to share what I've learned.

Picture taken in one of my classes. Courtesy of Talent Garden Innovation School.


My favorite thing to do in the world is to learn, apply what I learn to get a result, and then teach others so they get the same result.

As a member of design faculties of Politecnico di Milano, TAG Innovation School and Università degli Studi di Pavia, I'm helping aspiring designers to learn about user centred design process and techniques.

Besides I'm involved in teaching and workshop activities for corporate trainings. I'm helping big companies managers and startups founders to learn design methodologies. I worked with companies like: Vodafone, Fiat Chrysler Automotive, Leroy Merlin, BNP Paribas, Wolters Kluwer, PosteItaliane.


Lectures

Trough a mix of frontal lessons and interactive workshops, the main topics I cover are:


UX principles

An introduction to the theories, principles and psychology underpinning user experience.

Lean User Research

Simple and powerful techniques to give a deep understanding of the users.

Agile UX

Apply the UX design process using Agile methods and tools to solve problems at speed.


Data Driven Design

Take better design decisions and validate design hypothesis trough data.

Product Management

How to align UX work inside a PM workflow. Tools, methodologies, best practices.

Prototyping

Turning insight into designs. From high-level flows to detailed design techniques.




Picture courtesy of Talent Garden Innovation School.


Workshops

I believe in learn-by-doing approach. I like participants to learn knowledge and techniques they can apply back in the office the next day, getting hands-on practical experience. Below are some of the tools that I use the most during my workshop sessions:



Idea Generation

Crazy Height
Rip+Mix

Business Strategy

Business Model Canvas
Value Proposition Canvas

Experience Mapping

Empathy Map
Customer Journey Map
Service Blueprint


Information Design

Affinity Diagram
Card Sorting
Tree Test

Product Strategy

Opportunity Map
Prioritisation Canvas
Product Management Canvas

Product Validation

Javelin Experiment Board
Lean UX Canvas
MVP Canvas



Pictures taken during some of my workshop sessions.

Mentorship Activities

Service Design Mentor

Talent Garden (Milan, Italy)
2018-present


Visiting Professor

TAG Innovation School (Milan, Italy)
2017-present


Visiting Professor

POLI.Design (Milan, Italy)
2017-present


Guest Lecturer

Università degli Studi di Pavia (Pavia, Italy)
2016-present