Fayun Zhu

Works in China Academy of Art as the assistant to the Dean of Industrial Design Research Institute and Deputy Director of Design Intelligence Award committee office, focus on the research of industry application of creative design.



Gillian Crampton Smith

Gillian Crampton Smith is the Director of the new Master in Interaction Design at H-Farm Education, part of the tech accelerator near Venice. After studying Philosophy and Art History at Cambridge she worked as a graphic designer. Teaching at London’s St Martin’s School of Art, she started the computer studio and initiated a graduate course to help graphic designers realize the potential of computers in their field. Awarded a personal chair in Computer Related Design at the Royal College of Art, she founded its Interaction Design department and research centre. In 2000 she co-founded and was the first Director of Interaction Design Institute Ivrea for advanced teaching and research. Over 2006–14, with Philip Tabor, she started and ran the Interaction Design route at Iuav University of Venice.

She has worked as interaction designer in Silicon Valley at Interval and Apple, is advisor to MIT’s SenseAble City Lab and Honorary Professor at Potsdam University of Applied Sciences. In 2014 she received the Lifetime Achievement in Practice Award from ACM, the leading international professional association for computing.


Matteo O. Ingaramo

He graduated in 1997 in architecture with a project of Industrial Design published as excellent thesis by the Politecnico di Torino, he took his master degree in Strategic Design at the Politecnico di Milano. He is PhD in Industrial Design at the Politecnico di Milano.
Since 2005 he develops his research and didactic activities as Assistant Professor at the Department of Industrial Design, Art and Communication at the Politecnico di Milano. Lecturer at Master degree course in “Design for Product development” at the Politecnico di Milano and lecturer at the Politecnico di Torino from 2003. Coordinator of research projects at the UdR PP (Product Design Research Unit – INDACO Department) concerning design driven innovation, he is responsible for IDEA (Innovation Design Action) research group. From its foundation he is secretary and professor for the Specializing Master in Design & Engineering. He is responsible for the Italian participation to the Sino‐European Design Management Network. Since 2009 he is General Director of POLI.design founded by Politecnico di Milano for action research and post graduate teaching.


Prof. Kaspar M.B. Jansen

Received his MSc degree in Chemical Engineering from Twente University, The Netherlands, in 1987 and his PhD degree from Delft University of Technology in 1993. He worked as an associate professor at the Mechanical Engineering department of TU Delft and moved to the Industrial Design Engineering faculty in 2012 where he is now chairing the Emerging Materials group.
He is author of more than 70 articles and 170 conference papers. His current research focus is on designing with smart and interactive materials.


Shujoy Chakraborty

Shujoy holds a Phd in Design (summa cum laude) from Politecnico Di Milano- Italy. His research interests lie at the intersection of human centred design and interaction design. Shujoy is an expert on product experience with home appliances, having worked extensively with Whirlpool Europe- Italy to develop next generation appliances. His teaching investigates designing solid and virtual interfaces for handheld appliances and he has published extensively in this area. 
With University of Madeira (UMa), he is the Course Director for the Master Course in Spatial Design and Scientific Coordinator of the Design de Meios Interativos (DMI) subject area in the Undergraduate Design Course. He is appointed as Affiliate Professor with Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI) teaching in the Master in Human Computer Interaction (MHCI) Course. He is also teaches as Adjunct Faculty of Product Design in the National Institute of Design (NID) India.
He resides and works between Portugal, Italy, and India.


Tim Oberstebrink

Mr. Oberstebrink was born in 1967. As an educated chef and former hotel manager he is familiar  with all demands that result from working processes in foodservice and hospitality industry.
Since 2010 he is chief editor of FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT NEWS, Germany’s leading online magazine in the foodservice equipment industry. More than 70.000 readers receive the weekly email newsletter.
In addition, Tim Oberstebrink is Vice Chairman at the EAME section of FCSI. He works and lives in Duesseldorf, Germany.