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Associate Professor

Componente Commissione Strategie per le Tecnologie dell'Informazione
Member of Interdepartmental Center (PIC4SeR - PoliTO Interdepartmental Centre for Service Robotics)

+39 0110906534 / 6534 (DAD)

+39 0110908824 / 8824 (DAD)

Fabrizio Valpreda is architect, designer and associate professor of design at Politecnico di Torino. His background is based upon the co-existence of the analog tradition merged with the digital innovation, being him a digital immigrant and an early adopter of the IT revolution potentials in Design development. He works on research and education between digital innovation and analog tradition through Open Design, thus creating new connections between the micro-production methodologies and the new methods offered by the Fablabs typical collaborative approach, with the primary target to create connection between skills in new multidisciplinary environments. Scientific manager of virtuaLAB - Design, a digital lab for design visualization, 3D printing and Interaction Design, he is also member of the Polytechnic of Turin ICT board, academic mentor of Fablab Torino and Design delegate at Teaching and Language Laboratory - Polito (TLLab).

Scientific branch ICAR/13 - DISEGNO INDUSTRIALE
(Area 0008 - Ingegneria civile e Architettura)
Identifiers ORCID: 0000-0002-3876-7544
Skills and keywords

ERC sectors

PE6_8 - Computer graphics, computer vision, multimedia, computer games PE6_9 - Human computer interaction and interface, visualisation PE8_10 - Manufacturing engineering and industrial design


Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure Goal 4: Quality education Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities


Design education Digital fabrication Education for sustainability Open design Open source
Scientific responsibilities and other assignments

Awards and Honors

  • XXVI Compasso d'Oro - Targa Giovani conferred by ADI - Associazione per il Disegno Industriale, Italy (2016)


  • Other roles - Fablab Torino, Italia (2019-)