Stefano Maffei


Architect and Ph.D. in design. Associate Professor at the School of Design, Politecnico di Milano, he teaches advanced product-service systems and production models, contemporary design phenomenology and service design. He is co-founder and scientific director of Polifactory, makerspace/fablab of Politecnico di Milano, a multidisciplinary research lab developed by three departments: Design, Mechanics and Electronics, Computer Science and Bioengineering. He is currently Director of the Service Design Master and the Service Innovation Academy, Poli.Design, Politecnico di Milano. He coordinated the EU EDII funded project DeEP and has overseen the set-up of the Design for Europe platform concerning design policy ( His current research interests are focused on service design driven innovation, new production-distribution models, and advanced-distributed-micro manufacturing systems. 



Articles published on IXD&A:


A novel educational model based on “knowing how to do” paradigm implemented in an academic makerspace N.34, 2017, pp. 7-29, abstractdownload