About Me

31 Maggio 2013

I’m a phD in Computer Science, a UX researcher and an expert of Human Computer Interaction, Internet of Things and Digital Fabrication. Now I am a research fellow at Link Campus University, working as the coordinator of the Innovation Design team. I am also teacher of Interaction Design and Open Source Electronics.

I’m the cofounder of Madsign, a company that has it main focus on the design and the creation of connected products and new user experience based on novel interaction paradigms and technologies.

I took part to several funded projects (EU, regional, national) as project manager, team leader and UX designer/researcher. My strengths are to understand users’ need and turn them into real projects, talking with clients, customers and stakeholders. I use my technical skills to find the right solution to client business. I’m a team leader an I often use co-design techniques to involve clients and users in the design of the solution.

Skill Set

  • IxD/UX  : User Needs & Requirements, Persona Development, Scenario Development, Task Flow Analysis, Story Boarding, Wireframes, Prototyping (high & low fidelity), Agile/Scrum development, Visual Design, Competitive Analysis, Style Guide Development, etc.)
  • Usability : Experiment Design, Contextual Inquiry, Ethnographic Study, Surveys, Questionnaires, Heuristic Evaluation, Individual Interviews, Statistical Analysis, Formal Usability Testing, Eyetracking, etc.)
  • Digital Fabrication : 3D printing, laser cutting, large CNC and I make my own machines.
  • Design & Code : Balsamiq, Axure, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash,  Visio, AJAX, Java Script, PHP, ASP, SQL, HTML, CSS, Visual Basic, WPF etc.
  • Electronics: Arduino, RaspberryPi, IoT platforms etc
  • Teaching : I teach in academic courses and in workshops. I use a wide range of codesign techniques to animate my classes.
  • Project Management: pm tools (planning, scheduling, monitoring), interpersonal and leadership skills, organizational skills


  •  Dibitonto M., Tazzi F., Leszczynska K, and Carlo M. Medaglia. “The IoT Design Deck: A Tool for the Co-design of Connected Products.” In International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, pp. 217-227. Springer, Cham, 2017
  •  Opromolla A., Dibitonto M., Barca S.; Sergio F., Matera C., Medaglia C. M., “Enhancing Data Visualization Modes Through a Physical Representation: The Makerometer Solution”, International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 276-281,2016,Springer International Publishing
  • Dibitonto, Massimiliano, and Carlo Maria Medaglia. “Improving User Performance in a Smart Surveillance Scenario through Different Levels of Automation.” Human-Computer Interaction: Interaction Technologies. Springer International Publishing, 2015. 706-716.
  • Perrone A., Dibitonto M., De Cecio V., Medaglia C.M., Improving Visitors Experience: Latium Welcome Centre in Civitavecchia. In Proceedings of International Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction, Tourism and Cultural Heritage. HCITOCH 2013. Blue Herons ISBN 978.88.96.471.23.4
  • Dibitonto, M., Buonaiuto, A., Marcialis, G. L., Muntoni, D., Medaglia, C. M., & Roli, F. (2011). Fusion of radio and video localization for people tracking. In Ambient Intelligence (pp. 258-263). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. Springer Berlin / Heidelberg Isbn: 978-3-642-25166-5
  • Camilli, M., Dibitonto, M., Vona, A., Medaglia, C. M., & Di Nocera, F. (2011, September). User-centered design approach for interactive kiosks: evaluation and redesign of an automatic teller machine. In Proceedings of the 9th ACM SIGCHI Italian Chapter International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction: Facing Complexity (pp. 85-91). ACM. ISBN 978-1-4503-0876-2
  • Camilli, M., Dibitonto, M., Vona, A., Grimaldi, R., Di Nocera, F., & Medaglia, C. M. (2011, September). Searching Digital Audio Broadcasting radio stations: usability and safety issues for in-vehicle devices. In Proceedings of the 9th ACM SIGCHI Italian Chapter International Conference on Computer-Human Interaction: Facing Complexity (pp. 143-147). ACM. ISBN 978-1-4503-0876-2
  • Medaglia C.M., Dibitonto M., Perrone A., Cultural Experience Design: planning the experiences of users of cultural heritage, , Design for Made in Italy allegato alla rivista DIID (Disegno Industriale Industrial Design), n.9-2010, 62-67.Rdesignpress ISSN: 1594-8528
  • Dibitonto M., Medaglia C. M.,My Italy: Design and usability evaluation of an M-Tourism prototype ENTER2010 – 17th International Conference on Information Technology and Travel And Tourism (in proceedings)
  • Ceipidor U.B., Dibitonto M., D’Ascenzo L. and Medaglia C. M.,Localization issues in a ZigBee based Internet of Things scenario 20th Tyrrhenian International Workshop on Digital Communications 2010 Springer ISBN: 978-1-4419-1673-0

Latest Speech

  • May-2017 ESAD Porto, Portogallo
  • Apr-2017 KDU University, Kuala Lumpur, Malesia – http://university.kdu.edu.my/news-events/kdu-premieres-graduation-showcase-exhibition-pioneer-masters-design-innovation-graduates
  • Mar-2017 IXDA Roma
  • May-2016 – Accenture Digital Hackathon
  • May-2016 – Media Art Festival – Workshop “designing the Internet of Things”
  • Oct-2015 – Maker Faire Rome 2015: Designing the Internet of things (slides)
  • Oct-2015 – Education and Media – Bulgaria on-Air – Sofia : From watching to making: the democratization of knowledge and invention (slides slides)
  • Sept-2015 – Riscarti Festival – Rome: Recycling tree and other smart objects
  • Jun-2015 – Social Media Week Rome – Chairman and Keynote of the panel : Social Media and Social Innovation (schedule)