FabLab Manager, researcher and interaction designer

Serena Cangiano

What I do

Serena is FabLab Manager, researcher and interaction designer. In Lugano (CH), she coordinates Maind, a master program combining design, technology and making. She is interested in open source innovation, maker education and culture,  and open and interaction design for social impact

Biography

As educator, interaction designer and researcher, Serena develops projects that combines open source hardware practices and community-driven approaches with interaction design methods. Since 2009, she has coordinated hands-on workshops for designers, artists, makers, and kids on the basics of physical computing, DIY electronics, digital fabrication, open data and computational design. At SUPSI university, she leads the project Re-programmed art and the FabLab SUPSI, where she develops programs and research projects to generate innovations by lowering the barriers to technology development via prototyping. She collaborates with a network of organisations, such as WeMake makerspace, TODO media&interaction design, Jenyooin, Creative Hub CH, We Are Play Lab.

She has a Ph.D in Design Sciences from the University Iuav of Venice and a Master’s degree in communication sciences and technology from the University of Lugano.