Two new postdoctoral researchers just joined the PACT team.
Nazli Cila is a design researcher at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences – Digital Life Centre research group and part-time postdoctoral researcher at Delft University of Technology – Department of Industrial Design, Connected Everyday Lab. She studied product design and obtained her PhD degree from Delft University of Technology, Department of Industrial Design. Her current research combines data-driven design and design anthropology, in which she aims to better understand people and offer design solutions for improving their health and well-being through the use of sensor data and co-design methods.
Maria Luce Lupetti is a postdoctoral research working within the AMS-funded project PACT (Partnerships in Cities of Things). She did a PhD in “Management, Production and Design” at Politecnico di Torino (IT), from 2014 to 2017. Her doctoral research was about the role of Design Research within the context of Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) studies, with a focus on the theme of child-robot play. Her research was funded by TIM (telco company) and partially carried out in collaboration with X-Studio, at Tsinghua University (PRC), where she was visiting scholar from September 2016 to April 2017. She previously got a MSc in Ecodesign at Politecnico di Torino (IT), and a BA in Industrial Design at ISIA Roma (IT).