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Internet of Things e Smart products:

Rose D. (2014). Enchanted Objects: Innovation, Design, and the Future of Technology. Scribner, New York.

O’Reilly. (2015)  Designing For The Internet Of Things: A Curated Collection Of Chapters From The O’Reilly Design Library . O’Reilly Media. (download here)

Semmelhack, P. (2013). Social Machines: How to Develop Connected Products That Change Customers’Lives. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons Inc

McEwen, A., Cassimally, H. (2014). Designing The Internet Of Things. Chichester: Wiley

Kuniavsky M., (2010). Smart Things: Ubiquitous Computing User Experience Design. Morgan Kaufmann

Magone A. (2016). Industria 4.0. Uomini e macchine nella fabbrica digitale. Guerini e Associati

Valencia A., Mugge R., Schoormans J.P.L., Schifferstein N.J. (2015). The Design of Smart Product-Service Systems (PSSs):  An Exploration of Design Characteristics. International Journal of Design, 9 (1), 13-28.

Design e Cultura:

Bruno Munari, (2010) Da cosa nasce cosa: appunti per una metodologia progettuale, Editori Laterza

Chiara Alessi, (2016) Design senza Designer, Universale Laterza

Chiara Alessi, Dopo gli anni Zero: il nuovo design italiano, Universale Laterza


Manzini E. (1986), La materia dell’invenzione. Materiali e progetto, Milano, Arcadia.

Van Hinte E. (2003), Material World, Netherlands, Frame Publishers.

Cornish E. H. (1987), Materials and the Designer, UK, Cambridge University Press.

Antonelli P. (1995), Mutant materials in contemporary design, New York, MoMA The Museum of Modern Art.

Ahsby M., Johnson K. (2002), Materials and Design. The art and science of material selection in product design, Elsevier.

Alesina I., Lupton E. (2010), Exploring Materials. Creative design for everyday objects, Princeton Architectural Pr.

Howes P., Laughlin Z. (2012), Materials Matters. New materials in design, London, Black Dog Pub.

Bramston D. (2009), Materials Thoughts, Bloomsbury Publishing.

Karana E., Pedgley O., Rognoli V. (2014), Materials Experience. Fundamentals of materials and design, Elsevier.

Drazin A., Kuchler S. (2015), The social life of materials. Studies in materials and society, Bloomsbury Academic.

Pink S., Aldevol E., Lanzeni D. (2016), Digital materialities. Design and anthropology, Bloomsbury Academic.

Lee J. (2015), Material Alchemy. Redefining materiality within the 21st century, Bis Publisher.

Ribul M. (2014), Recipes for Materials Activism, open publication on Issuu (

Lefteri C. (2008), Ingredients, open publication on Issuu (

Peters S. (2011), Material Revolution. Sustainable and multi-purpose materials for design and architecture, Birkhauser.

Dent A., Sherr L. (2014), Product Design, Thames and Hudson.

Rognoli V., Levi M. (2011), Il senso dei materiali per il design, Franco Angeli.

Smart materials e materiali a intelligenza aggiunta:

Myers W., Antonelli P. (2012), Bio Design. Nature. Science. Creativity, MoMa.

Antonelli P. (2008), Design and the Elastic Mind, MoMA.

Addiction M., Schodek D. (2005), Smart materials and new technologies. For architecture and design professions, Elsevier. (

Ritter A. (2007), Smart materials in architecture, interior architecture and design, Birkhauser/Spinger. (

Ferrara M., Bengisu M. (2014), Materials that change color. Smart materials, intelligent design, Springer.

Klooster T. (2009), Smart Surfaces, and their application in architecture and design, Birkhauser.

Leydecker S. (2008), Nano Materials. In architecture, interior design and design, Springer Science & Business Media.

Schodek D., Ferreira P., Ashby M. (2009), Nanomaterials, nanotechnologies and design. An introduction for engineers and designers, Butterworth-Heinemann.