Who's The Guy

I'm an information architect and UX practitioner and scholar. I've been working as an ICT professional since 1989, I hold a MA in Architecture and Industrial Design from the Politecnico di Milano, Italy, and a PhD in Legal Informatics and IT Law from the Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Italy. I have been practicing information architecture since 1999.

I'm now working at the University of Borâs, Sweden, researching and teaching IA- and UX-related courses while still hoisting the IA flag at FatDUX, a leading UX firm based in Copenhagen with offices all over Europe, the US and Canada. If that wasn't enough I'm currently acting as President of the Information Architecture Institute, I chair the Italian IA Summit, I'm a founding member of the European center for user experience, and finally I'm one of the founders and now an Associate Editor for the Journal of Information Architecture.

My book, Pervasive Information Architecture, co-authored with Luca Rosati and published by Morgan Kauffman, is now out

Being old enough to remember when people used to be dispersed points of local BBSs, asynchronously sharing information during the nighttime over long-distance calls, I'm actively involved with the ongoing International, European and Italian IA community-making effort. Some of the projects and initiatives I'm currently involved with include:

Information Architecture Institute
The Information Architecture Institute is professional organization, operated by a dedicated, multi-national group of people, who work for the advancement of information architecture through research, education, advocacy and community service. I'm currently the President of the IAI.

The Journal of IA
The Journal of Information Architecture is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal. Its aim is to facilitate the systematic development of the scientific body of knowledge in the field of information architecture.

European center for user experience
The European center for user experience aims to facilitate the development of a stronger network connecting European user experience designers and foster the growth of the field.

Italian IA Summit
The Italian Information Architecture Conference, now in its fifth year and going strong.

Architecta
The Italian Society for Information Architecture

Trovabile
The Italian e-magazine on IA, findability, usability, and user experience