Products as platform is a workshop and a framework designed within the doctaral research “The design of interactive products in the context of opens source practices” authored by Serena Cangiano and developed at Iuav University of Venice.

The workshop was presented for the first time at DIS14 Designing Interactive System Conference in Vancouver. Find here the article featured in the conference proceedings.

The hands-on edition of the workshop has been orgainzed at WeMake, Milan’s makerspace, with the title “Make things open”. Here some pictures and the documentation of the results (only in Italian version, English coming soon).

Short editions of the workshop and lectures about the framework have been given at Iuav University of Venice, within the doctoral program in Design Sciences, at University of Camerino, master program in Computational Design.

The framework is one of the resources featured in the DSI toolkit, a digital publication designed and developed within the project DSI4EU. Here the link to the web version of the toolkit.

About Serena Cangiano
Serena Cangiano 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, open and interaction design for social impact.
She is founder of many projects with no website.

As educator and researcher Serena develops projects that combines open source hardware practices and community-driven approaches with interaction design methods. Since 2009, she coordinates hands-on workshops for designers, artists, makers, 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 organizations such as WeMake makerspace, TODO Media&Interaction design, Jenyooin, Creative Hub CH, We Are Play Lab.

As interaction designer and strategic consultant, she designs artifacts and processes that facilitates the realization of “stayup” projects at the converge of design and technology.

She obtained a Ph.D. in Design Sciences from University Iuav of Venice and a Master’s in Communication sciences and technology from University of Lugano.