Umberto Giraudo

Education

2004 - 2007 – PhD on Product development methods, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano.
1998 - 2003 – Industrial Design, Politecnico di Milano.

Professional experience

2007 - present - Programme Leader, Product Design course at the British Higher School of Art and Design (Moscow)
2007 – Assistant professor at MA level of Design Engineering (4th year) of Virtual Prototyping (chair Prof. M. Bordegoni), (5th year) of Project and Process course, real time rendering with RTT Delta Gen.
2006 - 2007 – Assistant professor at MA level of Mechanical engineering (5th year) of Methods and Techniques of Virtual Prototyping (Chair Prof. M. Bordegoni). Student’s project supported by SAME- Deutz-Fahr Group.
2006 – Seminars about TRIZ, Mind Mapping and Problem Solving methodologies in support of Design Methods Course, Prof. E. Rovida; Mechanical Engineering, 5th year. Assistant professor at MA level of Design Engineering (4th year) of Virtual Prototyping (chair Prof. M. Bordegoni). Student’s project supported by Carrozzeria Castagna, Milano.
2005 - 2006 – Assistant professor at MA level of Mechanical engineering (5th year) of Virtual Prototyping (Chair Prof. M. Bordegoni). Student’s project supported by Elasis FIAT group. Assistant professor at MA level of Mechanical Engineering (5th year) of Interaction wit the virtual mannequin (chair Prof. U. Cugini).
2005 – Seminars about TRIZ methodology applied to Engineering design cases, Prof. Rovida; Mechanical Engineering, 5th year. Assistant professor at MA level of Design Engineering (4th year) of Virtual prototyping (chair Prof. M. Bordegoni).
2004 - 2005 – Assistant professor at MA level of Mechanical engineering (5th year) of Virtual Prototyping (Chair Prof. M. Bordegoni). Student’s project supported by Covini Cars, Modena. Assistant professor at MA level of Mechanical Engineering (5th year) of Interaction with the virtual mannequin (chair Prof. U. Cugini).

Design activities

2007 – Concept development and surface modeling for a new airport fireman truck for BAI, Brescia, Italy;
2005 – Free-lance computer modeling and physical prototyping for Abysses submarines;
2003 - 2004 – Internship at Carrozzeria Castagna, Milano, car design, design management, organization of Geneva Motorshow;
2002 – Participation at the MEDes international design workshop, Stuttgart, Germany;
part time job for industrial design studio Industrial, Stuttgart, Germany. Sun glasses design;
collaboration for research with Prof. Toshiroh Ikegami for the NGO Japanese “Eco Design Network”;
2001 – Exhibiting at Kyoto Art Center with the project “Functional Origami Network”;
finalist for the International Light Design Competition of Koizumi company, Japan;
“Garoo project” chosen for the annual works exhibition of Industrial Design Degree Course;
advertising spot of 30” chosen for the annual works; exhibition of Industrial Design Degree Course.

Attended Conferences as speaker

2007 – ADM – INGEGRAPH international joined congress, Perugia, Italy.
2005 – Seventh International Conference on Multimodal Interfaces, ACM, ICMI 05, Trento, Italy.
2005 – 10th International Conference on Huma Aspects of Advanced Manufacturing: Agility and Hybrid automation – HAAMAHA 2005, San Diego, CA, USA.
2005 – Italian Disciplinary Scientific Committee conference, University of Pisa, Italy.
2004 – Eurographics Symposium on Virtual Environments/ 10th Eurographics Workshop on Virtual Environments, Grenoble, France.

Publications

Languages

Italian: mother tongue;
English: excellent;
German: excellent;
French: good.