Prof. Dr. Francesca Ostuzzi
Francesca.Ostuzzi@UGent.be +32 468 16 75 77
Francesca Ostuzzi received her Bachelor Degree in Industrial Design (product-oriented) in 2007 and her Master Degree in Design & Engineering in 2010, both at Politecnico di Milano.
In 2010, she collaborated with Politecnico di Milano and private companies to develop LCAs (Life Cycle Assessments) and worked as lecturer both in the Design Department and the Chemistry, Material and Chemical Engineering Department "Giulio Natta" (CMIC) in Politecnico di Milano.
In 2017, she finalized her PhD “Open-ended design: explorative studies on how to intentionally support change by designing with imperfection”. She is responsible teacher for the course “Cybernetics and Systems-oriented Design” and assists the courses “Methodology for industrial designers” and “Market and Innovation-oriented entrepreneurship”.
Her research interests include Design Research for Sustainability (R.DfS), Design Education for Sustainability (E.DfS), Open-ended Design (OeD, meaning the value of out-of-control, un-disciplined, error-friendly and wabi-sabi instances in product development and design), new materials and technologies for sustainability and the application of such topics into co-generative and open processes.