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Welcome to Forethought India One-on-One Courses. Our program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their chosen profession. Our instructor for this course is Prof. Daniela Amandolese at Politecnico di Milano


The "Mastering Product Design Principles" course is a comprehensive and structured program aimed at equipping learners with the fundamental and advanced concepts essential to excel in the field of product design. This course delves into the core principles of user-centered design, emphasizing the understanding of user needs, ideation, prototyping, and user testing for product development. Beyond the foundational principles, it explores advanced topics such as design psychology, accessibility, ethics, and the role of design in various business strategies. Additionally, it covers emerging trends in design, including the integration of data-driven decisions, design leadership, sustainability, and global market considerations. Through a series of lectures, participants will gain insights into diverse aspects of product design, empowering them to create innovative, user-friendly, and ethically conscious designs suitable for various platforms and global markets. The course culminates in a final project, offering an opportunity for learners to apply the acquired knowledge in a practical setting and present their ideas effectively.

At the end of the program, students will receive a certificate & performance letter by the educator indicating that they have completed the program and acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their chosen profession.

Mastering Product Desgin Principles, by Daniela Amandolese

  • Renowned as an Adjunct Professor at Politecnico di Milano and an innovative Innovation Researcher at Materially srl, their career embodies an intricate exploration of the multifaceted domain of design. Graduating from Politecnico di Milano, their thesis centered on co-designing tools, setting the stage for a profound understanding of the evolving role of designers. Their journey includes significant stints at 3M Italia's International Design Lab and collaboration with Carlo Forcolini's studio, shaping a distinctive perspective on how emerging materials and technologies intersect with design, fostering innovation, and adding value to end products.

    Their impact extends across academia and industry, boasting collaborations with influential entities like Luxottica, YDF Young Design Factory, Somfy Group, and Vismaravetro. Presently, as a key member of Materially's EU Project team, they harness their expertise, previously cultivated as the Innovation Research and Library Manager at Material ConneXion Italia, to pioneer knowledge transfer between academic research and industry. Concurrently, as an influential figure at Politecnico di Milano and the IDEActivity center, they champion a fusion of creative and strategic thinking methodologies, amalgamating Design Thinking and Creative Thinking to sculpt new strategic landscapes. Their commitment to redefining the designer's role resonates through their teaching, publications, conference contributions, workshops, and research efforts, targeting crucial societal challenges like digital technology diffusion, sustainability, and the alignment of design practices with environmental harmony.

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