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My talk @World Usability Day, Turin (from Palo Alto)
Nothing is more Californian -at least in the Bay Area- than the Grateful Dead. This amphitheatre (see picts) in Mountain View was built in 1985/6 mainly to host their music. … Continue reading Grateful Dead = California
TOK.tv still growing
Joinpad builds the industrial AR next step. @Mauro RESTA UMILE. :D
Few days ago, I had the pleasure and honour to talk about UX -> Digital Transformation and Design Thinking with the Italian Compagnia delle Opere. The webinar, recorder live in … Continue reading UX Webinar with 150 small software houses
We hosted @DGI the whole smartdesign Master Course: about 60 students lead by Venanzio Arquilla, from Politecnico di Milano. “A nice evening discovering the real design life“.
I spoke about the connection between artificial intelligence and design at Swiss Center, in a conference organized by Casaleggio. Connection -> Data -> Intelligence -> Empathy.
H-International School is an IB World School, authorized by the International Baccalaureate up to the Middle Year Programme. Today I remotely spent one hour with the students, talking about “what it means … Continue reading Back to school / They were young
Star Wars Movie Night – Private Screening of ‘Consign To Oblivion’ at Design Group Italia At this first-ever DGI movie night, we will screen ‘Consign to Oblivion’, a non-profit feature … Continue reading Star Wars night @DGI
Innovation Park inauguration with GENERALI and local Authorities.
This is the perfect moment to reaffirm the value of SCIENCE in our society. For this reason I was proud and happy to be part of the GALILEO SCIENCE FESTIVAL … Continue reading Internet of Humans, Sold-out event @Galileo Science Festival
Design Thinking is living a golden age as “new” buzzword. What is OLD for the design industry, recently become the “cutting edge” approach to innovation, for the business consultancy world. … Continue reading Design Thinking Observatory: first date.
Industry 4.0 is bringing disruption to many companies, impacting how customers are engaged, how technologies are employed and how value is created. The design thinking methodology aims to guide companies … Continue reading Fog Computing on Steroids
TOK.tv launched the official Real Madrid app in China (this one, fully managed and monetized by us) with a great event in Beijing. A picture with fabrizio Capobianco (TOK.tv CEO) … Continue reading China Wave: TOK.tv & RealMadrid
CONNETTE PASSIONI, COLTIVA TALENTI. INCUBATORE DI IMPRESE E COWORKING A MESSINA http://innesta.co
Design Group Italia NYC moved to Galvanize, co-working & event space. Address: 315 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013, USA
I really don’t know if this explanation is true. Douglas, said that is easier of that:”It was a joke”. Btw. I still love the idea that 42 means “anything you … Continue reading About 42
As Design Group Italia, we participated to a fantastic hackathon in Venezia. Our role, was to inspire the participants with our talk and our projects: MEG: Our internal experiment on micro-growing … Continue reading Just an usual day in Venezia
Progettare sulle reali esigenze e i comportamenti di ognuno di noi non è un compito riservato ai designer, ma la sfida che ogni amministratore delegato, imprenditore e manager oggi deve … Continue reading Internet of Humans | my first solo book
This presentation was conceived to inspire teams working in a hackathon (in Venezia). The main focus of the speech was about physical objects and their power in building trust, identities, … Continue reading About the objects…
Steve Jobs’s biological father, Abdulfattah “John” Jandali (b. 1931), was born into a Muslim household and grew up in Homs, Syria. He pursued a PhD at the University of Wisconsin.Joanne … Continue reading Her father was a tyrant
I just finished my first solo book, titled INTERNET of HUMANS. It will be published in Italian by Egea Editore, in collaboration with TAG Innovation School. Stay Tuned. other books … Continue reading My first solo book…
TOK.tv | First Californian Retreat | Series A funding Celebration
TAG Innovation School // Master in UX // Students Challenge
Lego Serious Play…
HUGE Art landscape in Sicily
I was a speaker at the event Connected Automobiles 2015, while the Design Group Italia team, won the Monza Hack (Automotive Hackathon). The award was celebratad on the Official Monza … Continue reading
Home Sweet 50T Home
Network Society + Design Thinking = Network Thinking! Slideshare featured presentation.
Retrieving spare parts for a new experiment…
Pyramids in italy! YES, it’s true.This incredible museum, labyrinth and pyramid is REAL and whole Italian. Find it HERE. I was really happy about the great cultural immersion about Borges + … Continue reading
TOWEL DAY 2015: Preparing food for my friends
STAR WARS / May the 4th (well… actually it was May 3rd)
Shots from the Design Week, Milano 2015
PepsiCo Design Collaborates with Global Leading Design Talent for “Mixology 2.0” Showcase MIXITUP with PEPSICO DESIGN at Milan Design Week
welcome to the brand new company website… Design Group Italia
2015 is on the edge between cloud computing and the Internet of Things era. Being connected is the natural state of mind for any smart object. In fact, adding … … Continue reading Designing for… The Smart Object Age
From: http://www.designgroupitalia.com/en/news/2015/04/22/design-group-italia-featured-on-wired-italia/32/ Wired Italia’s issue n. 71, published in April 2015, sees the contribution of Design Group Italia’s digital design director Leandro Agrò, within the article titled “Se il Make … Continue reading
TOK.tv surpassed ONE MILLION of users and a half million Selfies social. (Yeah!)
Playing like makers, with the best OLED tech worldwide…
Translating “knowledge into money” while visiting Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (Research center).
…it’s time to innovate… Guitars will be soon the new Black.
MeanNight producers from @OfficineStrategia does an incredible job, putting together very different points of view regards the word EVOLUTION. I spoke about HUMAN + THINGS co-evolution, from George Basalla to … Continue reading
“Change is the essential process of all existence.” — Spock, Star Trek: The Original Series
We live on the edge between Cloud Computing and IoT era. In this stage of technology evolution, to be connected it’s a Darwinian issue for a product: the key element … Continue reading
Placing an object in the pocket, inside the car, over the desktop or at customers’ home, means to build a personal, bi-directional, always on, communication channel. leeander
As Frontiers Conference, I recently organised the European Singularity Summit preview in Milan. Many thanks to David Orban and Luis Rey for sharing with us the vision behind SU thinking … Continue reading
Together with TOK.tv team, last summer we crafted the design of our technology around a single point of interaction named “social button”. That button allows to deploy the technology as … Continue reading
San Francisco friends
California / INTERACTION15
I will be a speaker @Meanight event, organised by Officina Strategia (Feb 26th). I will talk about “evolution” or -better- co-evolution of humans and objects.
An incredible team (TOK.tv I mean) realised a great GOAL: Half million social selfies and this huge success story with Juve (at the Stadium). I am particularly happy and proud … Continue reading
To be connected is the “natural state of mind” for any object leeander
With my “give back” project Frontiers Conferences, I organised this two days workshop about SERIOUS GAME. We spoke about traditional games, social engagement, artificial intelligente, digital humans, music, motivational design, … Continue reading
MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOUWe will not wait the next chapter of STAR WARS’s Saga doing anything. We want to be prepared to learn the way of the force. … Continue reading
UDOO meeting @DGI. What a great day, together with Prof. Antonio Rizzo, Maurizio Caporali (founder ) and Daniele Conti (SECO). note: UDOO is a quad core Computer and powerful dedicated ARM for the GPIO. … Continue reading
3 Days students’ workshop about Augmented reality @Master Service Design, PoliMI (Design Faculty). THANKS to: Luca Simeone (Design Anthropologist. PhD candidate in Interaction Design at Malmö University, Sweden) AND Mauro Rubin … Continue reading
TOK winter retreat 2014 (Valtellina) / Capo hometown
AR/VR Workshop at Design Group Italia with JoinPad and many friends, including Mauro Rubin, Federico Livio Rivera, Max Ramaciotti, Babele Dunnit, Alberto Sarullo, Edgardo Angelini, Roberto Ostinelli.
My first talk @NABA: "New Academy of Fine Arts"….about 35/40 people from all over the planet (I presume 4/6 Italians). Topics: Eye-Tracking, Virtual Assistants + AR/VR, Internet of Things.
Picts from the super cool Hackathon organised by the IoT LAB @Design Group Italia. Guest STAR the Dquid tech team. In 5 hours we hacked 3 things:1- A microwave, that -thanks to … Continue reading
In the book “Where Nokia Went Wrong” written by James Surowiecki (2013), there is a paragraph that weighs a ton: “In the end, the company profoundly underestimated the importance of … Continue reading SW failure…
After Rome retreat, we recently announced the release of the TOK Social Button, an SDK that makes all sport apps social, while monetizing through TV-synced advertising. The SDK works as … Continue reading
Something amazing happened last January. Together with the DGI team, we supported 3M GTG to design the Saint Graal of Collaboration: The KJ. This 84inches, 4K, touchscreen is designed to raise … Continue reading
TRUST has a huge role for the Smart objects design. In fact, these devices are often intelligent enough to shift the interaction from a classic UX/UI into a relational model. Aesthetic of … Continue reading
Connected objects are Natural Born Storytellers -and- meaningful stories might be created with the right combination of automatic contributions coming from objects’ sensors with “low resistance” / commons habits from … Continue reading Connected Objects are natural born storyteller
Just a “normal” day @DGI. (Featuring: Roberto Ostinelli, Dario Miticocchio)
2014 is on the edge between Cloud Computing and IoTH era. Design ‘almost’ everything as a connected object it’s just natural. To be “connected” is a “natural state of mind” for … Continue reading #3y3m: An approach to deal with Connected Objects Lifecycle
#idbbq14 July 4th BBQ
Handmade OCULUS in Google style @Joinpad.Net + “Augmented Reality for Smart Glasses” Workshop (A Frontiers of Interaction Event, in collaboration with EPSON)
FEATURED as BEST APP in the very first day !!!!
FIFA WORLD CUP 2014 in BRASIL starts tomorrow and with TOK.tv we launched 13 dedicated apps, Read the blog post / download TOK Italia on iOS and Android
SolidCon, San Francisco
Visiting Singularity University
For the second time, I was the opening speaker @WARNER BROS. DAY. My speech was titled “The Consumerization of Universe” sub: “Smart objects are natural born storytellers”.