Ph.D. with Cum laude in Management, Production and Design
Politecnico di Torino, Italy (2018). Funded by TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile) Open Innovation Center.
Dissertation title: Designing Tools for Reflection: A Concept-Driven Approach.
Keywords: Design for Reflective Thinking, Concept-Driven design, Smart Objects, Sustainability, Urban Mobility Behavior.
External Referees: Jeffrey Bardzell, Indiana University, USA, Georgi Georgiev, Oulu University, Finland.
Examination Committee: Jeffrey Bardzell, Indiana University, USA, Tone Bratteteig, Oslo University, Norway, Elena Formia, Università di Bologna, Italy, Georgi Georgiev, Oulu University, Finland, Claudio Germak, Politecnico di Torino, Italy.
M.Sc., Eco Design, Politecnico di Torino, Italy (2014)
Thesis title: Hælþ 3.8, human ecology and health through a systemic perspective.
Keywords: Design for Health, Built environment, Environmental Sustainability
Advisors: Pierpaolo Peruccio (Politecnico di Torino) and Christopher Fink (Ohio Wesleyan University)
B.Sc., Industrial Design, Politecnico di Torino, Italy (2012)
Thesis title: Bookshops, today and tomorrow.
Advisor: Marco Vaudetti (Politecnico di Torino)
In collaboration with “nota bene” book shop, Torino.
Keywords: Interior Design, RFID technology, e-book
B.A., Industrial Design, Azad University of Tehran, Iran (2003)
Research grant, Knowledge Foundation, Malmö, Sweden. Internet of Things and People research center (2019 – 2022).
Research grant, Play and Civic Media research group, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands. (2018 – 2019).
PhD grant, TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile), Open Innovation Center, Swarm Joint Open Lab, Internet of Things, Turin, Italy (2014–2017).
Interdisciplinary project grant. Politecnico di Torino, departments: DIGEP, DAD, DAUIN. Project Proposal: Co-IoT, participatory design for human-centered last mile delivery systems (2014- 2015).
Student merit-based scholarships. (2009 –2014).
Part-time collaboration grants, IT Laboratories and Virtual Design Laboratory (2010 –2014).
RESEARCH, TEACHING EXPERIENCE
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Chapman University (2023 – present)
Associate Senior Lecturer (Asst. prof.)
School of Arts and Communication, Malmö University
Internet of Things and People research centre (2019 – 2023)
Lecturer and post-doc researcher
Digital design, play and civic media research group, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (2018 – 2019).
Visiting PhD student
Umeå University, Department of Informatics, Umeå, Sweden (2016 – 2017).
Torino Design Week association, Re-startup project, Torino, Italy. Design strategy and UX (2013 – 2014).
Georgia Institute of Technology –CBID, center of biologically-inspired design, Atlanta, USA. arkfab, an urban agriculture project, 2013.
ACM 2021 – present.
ACM SIGCHI, 2018 – present.
Design Research Society, 2015 – present.
Design Society, 2015 – present.
System Dynamics Society, 2015 – 2017.
The Center for Health Design, 2013 – 2014.
Journals reviewer: Interacting with Computers (Oxford University Press), ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (ToCHI), MDPI.
Conference reviewer: ACM CHI, DIS, TEI, IDC, GI-HCI, Creativity & Cognition, MobileHCI; IFIP’s INTERACT; IASDR (International Association of Societies of Design Research Conference).
Associate Chair (AC): ACM CHI’2020, Late Breaking Works.
Associate Chair (AC): ACM CHI’2021, Papers, Design Subcommittee.
Associate Chair (AC): ACM CHI’2022, Papers, Design Subcommittee.
Associate Chair (AC): ACM DIS’2022, Papers and Pictorials.
Associate Chair (AC): ACM TEI’2021, Pictorials and Work in Progress.
English, Italian, Persian.
Industrial Designer at Officine multiplo srl (with Italdesign Giugiaro), Torino, Italy (2012 – 2013).
Graphic and digital prototyping at Virtual Lab. Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy 2013.
Industrial Designer, De Ferrari Architetti, Torino, Italy (2011- 2012).
Co-founder and graphic designer at Mamordesign Design Studio, Tehran, Iran (2005 – 2010).