In March 2020 I was invited by Domus Academy, one of the most historic and prestigious postgraduate design school in Milan, to lead the Envisioning Workshop inside the Master in Product Design.
Titled “The New Normal – A new tool for COVID19 and after”, the workshop saw students from all over the world work remotely to envision the long term impact of the pandemic on the society, in a scenario spanning between 2025 and 2050, and design innovative systems and solutions for our transformed way of living.
Together with the assistance of Erika Baffico and the mentorship of Aoi Hasegawa, we embarked on a design journey that embraced many disciplines like design research, user analysis, scenario building, speculative design, and of course all the main phases of a product design development process.
The workshop covered the entire month of May and concluded with the definition of 9 conceptual projects. The very interesting results prompted Domus Academy to ask us to develop the projects further during the summer and have the students present them for their final career graduations, in September.
Here’s a summary of this very interesting journey and a presentation of some of the best projects realized.