Massimo Botta is director of the Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design programme and the Interaction Design research area at the Laboratory of Visual Culture at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI). In the areas of interaction design, design methodology, knowledge organisation and visualisation of information he works in theory, research and teaching. As board member of the Swiss Design Network (SDN) he looks after design research. For ANVUR, the Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes, he works as expert on design. He received a doctorate in industrial design and multimedia communication at the Polytechnic University of Milan [Politecnico di Milano].