Serena Cangiano is researcher at Laboratory of visual culture/interaction design lab of SUPSI, the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of southern Switzerland. Her work spans from interaction design to education and innovation. Her research focuses on open design and hardware practices and their impact on the interaction design discipline and on technology innovation and user experience design.
At SUPSI, she is a researcher and coordinator of Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design and of the summer schools focusing on teaching the fundamentals of software and hardware programming through design and prototyping activities. She also manages the activities of FabLab SUPSI Lugano. Her articles and essays about open source models, technology and design have been published in international magazines, books and conference proceedings.
Together with Davide Fornari, she led “Re-programmed art: an open manifesto”, a project aiming at involving a group of digital artists and designer in the process of reprogramming - through open technologies - kinetic artworks that pioneered the introduction of an algorithmic approach in the process of artistic production.