78164 - Informatic Book T (L-Z)

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Good health and well-being Quality education Gender equality

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The students, at the end of the course will be able to face the design of a beta-service, starting from the needs of a multi-stakeholder system. 

They will be able to develop a critical thinking, and a research-analysis activities, to give scientific support to their elaborations. 

Course contents

The first part of the Lab will be dedicated to projects, experiences and case histories related to cultural and creative disciplines (audiovisual, radio, publishing, visual and ux design), with the aim of designing a personal "computer book".
In the second part of the lab, students will attend a workshop dedicated to service design.
In particular, the workshop will be oriented towards the transfer of principles, methods and tools of Design Thinking and Service Design by immersing participants in a group project work to prototype/develop a service product system for the library sector.


Sanders L. (2008), An evolving map of design practice and design research Interactions

Formia Elena, Gianfrate Valentina, Vai Elena, Design e mutazioni. Processi per la trasformazione continua della città [https://cris.unibo.it/handle/11585/828720], Bologna, BUP - Bononia University Press, 2021, pp. 277

Jacopo Gaspari, Valentina Gianfrate, Giovanni Ginocchini, Mauro Bigi, Accessibility as design tool: a comfortable environment through the public space / L'accessibilità come strumento di progetto: il benessere ambientale attraverso lo spazio pubblico [https://cris.unibo.it/handle/11585/764151], «TECHNE», 2020, 19, pp. 223 - 231

Gianfrate V., Longo D., Urban micro-design. Tecnologie integrate, adattabilità e qualità degli spazi pubblici, collana Ricerche di tecnologia dell’Architettura, Franco Angeli, 2017, ISBN 978-88-917-4294-0

Georgea, Lakhanib Puranamc 2020, What has changed? The Impact of Covid Pandemic on the Technology and Innovation Management Research Agenda, Journal of Management Studies 57:8

Carrillo, F.J. (2005). Knowledge Cities. Oxford, UK: Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann.

Teaching methods

Desk research and data research with specific focus on the library sector and urban contexts
Development of surveys and field investigations (observations, needs assessments, etc.)
Rapid prototyping
Definition of synthesis reports

Assessment methods

The workshop will monitor the progress of projects according to the following criteria:
Capacity for analysis, cognitive investigation and synthesis
Ability to transfer into a design vision
Knowledge of the basic tools and methods of Service Design

Teaching tools

In-depth reports
Direct relationship with stakeholders
Alma Labor Laboratory

Office hours

See the website of Valentina Gianfrate

See the website of Elena Vai