Ambra Trotto

Author: Ambra Trotto

Dr. Arch.

Ambra (A.) Trotto, Dr. Arch. is currently a senior researcher and the Interactive Institute of Umeå, Sweden and a guest senior lecturer at the Umeå School of Architecture. She collaborates with the Designing Quality in Interaction group of the Eindhoven University of Technology. She graduated with honors in Architecture in April 2003 at the University of Florence (Italy). She defended her doctoral thesis in december 2011 at the Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of Industrial Design, Designing Quality in Interaction Group, where she worked from 2007 to the beginning of 2012. During her research she explored the field of ethics in design for intelligent products and systems, applying processes that focus on the sharing of making in multicultural environments and has contributed to the foundation of the Rights through Making approach. From 2007 to 2011, she has been a research fellow at the Department of Technologies of Architecture and Design “P. Spadolini” of the University of Florence (Italy) and from 2005 to 2010, she has been a lecturer in the Masters and the Bachelor Course in Design of the same University. She has been invited to lecture and give workshops in several Universities, such as Brazil (UNISUL) and the University of Bologna, Department of Engineering (Italy). She works as a consultant for international strategies of cooperation in the field of design research and communication.


Publication period start: 2008
Number of co-authors: 7


Number of publications with favourite co-authors
Michael Cruz Restrepo
Chao-Lin Liu
Caroline Hummels

Productive Colleagues

Most productive colleagues in number of publications
Joep Frens
Caroline Hummels
Kees Overbeeke


Liu, Chao-Lin, Trotto, Ambra (2008): A simulation-based experience in learning structures of Bayesian networks to represent how. In International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, 18 (3) pp. 237-285.

Trotto, Ambra, Hummels, Caroline, Restrepo, Michael Cruz (2011): Towards design-driven innovation: designing for points of view using intuition through ski. In: Proceedings of Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces , 2011, Milano. pp. 3-10.