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Daniele Busciantella Ricci - XXIX cycle

Daniele Busciandella

He graduated with honours and obtained a Master's Degree in Design at the University of Florence. His thesis was selected for publishing. He was awarded a scholarship for a Research PhD in Architecture, in the area of Design (XXIX Cycle). He carries out research activities at the Ergonomics and Design Lab of the Department of Architecture – DIDA, and is a member since 2014 of the Italian Ergonomics Association (Società Italiana di Ergonomia).

His research focuses on Ergonomics, Usability and Human-Centred Design in the fields of innovation and social inclusion, and he collaborates in research projects carried out by the Department of Architecture (DIDA).

He also carries out advisory work in the field of product design, communications and graphic design (brand image, copywriting, graphic design for publishing, web graphics, user interface and front-end management).



Smart social inclusion and innovation: design in primary and secondary prevention systems and health monitoring.



Prof. Francesca Tosi




Key Words

Active ageing, primary prevention, social innovation, social inclusion, human- centred design, ergonomics.


Main objectives

To identify, analyse and promote prevention practices, facing the main risk factors and enhancing the capacity for health monitoring, as well as to prevent, identify, treat and manage illness in function of the European Union's strategy on active ageing.

Specifically, the research project aims to understand, verify and validate the contribution and role of design in facing the questions pertaining to social inclusion and innovation in the fields of primary and secondary prevention.

The research focuses as well on aspects related to the main risk factors for health and on the possibilities of monitoring the health condition of individuals.


Main expected results

Report, checklist and mapping of intervention areas for design in the fields of primary and secondary prevention.

Innovative project models for the designer based on philosophies of design which are directed towards social inclusion and innovation.

Intervention cluster for research projects aimed at the prevention of the main risk factors and the monitoring of health conditions as reference points for design in strategies for active ageing.
last update: 22-Mar-2016
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