About Me


I’m PhD in Computer Science, a researcher, a designer and an expert in the field of User Experience, IoT and interactive technologies. I mix a humanistic and technical background with soft skills to create innovative solutions. As a researcher in Link Campus University I lead a multidisciplinary team, working on academic and industrial R&D projects. I teach Service and Innovation design in postgraduate courses. 

I worked on several funded projects (EU, regional, national) as project manager, team leader and UX designer/researcher. I’m currently involved in the Erasmus+ projects Mu.Sa, AHEH and O-City

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 using co-design techniques to involve clients and users in the design of the solution. Thank to this experience I created the IoT Design Deck, a method for the co-design of connected objects and ominchannel services.

Skill Set

  • IxD/UX/Service Design : User Needs & Requirements, Co-Design, 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 : Sketch, Figma, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Java Script, PHP, SQL, HTML, CSS etc.
  • Electronics: Arduino, RaspberryPi, IoT platforms etc
  • Teaching : I teach in academic courses and in workshops. I use a wide range of co-design techniques to animate my classes.
  • Project Management: pm tools (planning, scheduling, monitoring), interpersonal and leadership skills, organizational skills


  • Dibitonto, M., Leszczynska, K., Tazzi, F., & Medaglia, C. M. (2018). Chatbot in a Campus Environment: Design of LiSA, a Virtual Assistant to Help Students in Their University Life. In
    International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (pp. 103–116). Springer, Cham. 
  • 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