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Francesco Zurlo

Professore ordinario

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Furniture Design

IV edition
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November 2021

Strategic Design

XXIII edition
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November 2021

International Executive Master in Design Strategy and System Innovation

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Design for Kids & Toys

IV edition
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January 2022

Bio

Francesco Zurlo, Ph.D., è Vicepreside della Scuola del Design del Politecnico di Milano e Presidente di POLI.design, un consorzio no-profit, fondato dal Politecnico, volto a promuovere la formazione del design per i professionisti. È professore ordinario di Industrial Design e preside dei corsi in Product Design (BA+MAs).

I suoi interessi di ricerca si concentrano nella ricerca strategica, sistematica e creativa attraverso il design, concentrandosi sull’impatto ecologico delle innovazioni aziendali e sul benessere umano. Il professor Zurlo è fondatore e direttore di CI.Lab (unità di ricerca del Dipartimento di Design, rivolta alla ricerca sulle dinamiche e sulla competitività delle industrie creative), è membro del comitato scientifico dell’Osservatorio Design Thinking for Business della School of Management del Politecnico di Milano, e di ADI Index (la più importante organizzazione per la valutazione del miglior design in Italia).

È direttore dell’Executive Master in Design Strategy and System Innovation, e co-direttore del Master in Strategic Design e del Master in Furniture Design del Politecnico di Milano. È autore di numerose pubblicazioni internazionali su design strategico, design driven innovation, design per l’organizzazione.

 

 

Francesco Zurlo, Ph.D., is Deputy Dean of the School of Design of Politecnico di Milano and President of POLI.design, a no-profit consortium, founded by Politecnico, aimed at promoting design education for professionals. He is full professor of Industrial Design and Dean of the Courses in Product Design (BA+MAs).

His research interests are concentrated in strategic, systematic and creative research-through-design, focusing to the ecological impact of business innovations and human flourishing. Professor Zurlo is Founder and Director of CI.Lab (a research unit of the Design Department, addressed to research the dynamics and competitiveness of the creative industries), he is member of the scientific committee of the Observatory of Design Thinking for Business of the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano, and of ADI Index (the most important organization for assessing the best design in Italy).

He is director of the Executive Master in Design Strategy and System Innovation, and co-director of the Master in Strategic Design and Furniture Design of Politecnico di Milano. He is author of numerous international publications about strategic design, design driven innovation, design for organization.

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