Stefano Oliva

Experience Designer

A LITTLE ABOUT ME

Hello. I am Stefano.an Experience Designer.a Photographer.a Product Owner.a Conversion Lover-Hater.a Free Smiler.a son of the Mobile First Generation .

Yes, this website is based on a cheap wordpress template. I am trying to work on it on a regularly basis, clearly having to adapt to the limits of such a platform. My hands don’t know how to code a website with the same level of detail that my head demands. I leave that to the real experts, those creative heads that are mastering the art of coding. The solution that I found in this theme is a simple, responsive, not-too-designed template that helps me occupying this space on “The Internet”.

On this site you’ll find some of my works, a lot of words (some might be trying a bit too much, but you have to allow me..), my contact info and sooner or later a blog where I can “download my brain” into.

SERVICES

EXPERIENCE DESIGN

Please don’t mix it with UX; As UI is very different from UX, also XD is quite different from UX. I would prefer you to mix it with Service Design, if you have to.
Experience design for me is taking care of user experiences not only on digital platforms. The blend of digital and physical is the spot where I have the most fun. My users are not only the final users of a service, but all the characters involved in an experience, including my client.

INTERACTION DESIGN

I believe that a good project does not start with the ambition of leaving a dent in the universe. My goal is more to take care of the interaction between a product and a service, in order to create a meaningful, effortless and eventually pleasant experience.
Interaction design is that satchel of tool like transitions, animations, gestures (and so on), that are making a pleasant experience memorable. My past education at Delft University of Technology gave me the tools to consider Interaction Design as fundamental for both digital and physical objects.

USABILITY & CONVERSION

You might think “ohhh..you just put those two together..well, I believe in my role being pleasing the users’ needs; therefore I have to put in account my client being my user too. And he definitely wants to make sure that website converts, whatever converts is/mean for clients and brands.
Usability, well, if you are here you probably don’t need me to explain it..

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

I am not a project manager. But I do believe in my role being, sometimes, the one having to take the decision. My project management perspective is simply working with many talents at the same time, leading them toward choosing the best and most coherent directions and simply taking the burden of syncing from their heads. Product management is part of the role, from task creation to sprints handling.

DOUCHY GENERIC WORK METHOD


PROJECT DEFINITIONS


USER/CONTEXT RESEARCH


VISION


PROTOTYPING


TESTING


IMPROVING

FUN FACT


25 MEETUP ORGANISED


107 PROJECTS COMPLETED


5 SANTA CHARITY RUNS ORGANIZED


10 COUNTRIES CYCLED

MY WORKS

ZMARTA APP

ZMARTA APP

KOUROU

KOUROU

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ZMARTA

ZMARTA

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Protected: SONY WORKOUT

XD MEETUP

XD MEETUP

PHILIPS M1X-DJ

PHILIPS M1X-DJ

INTEL

INTEL

PELICAN SELF STORAGE

PELICAN SELF STORAGE

FREEDOM FINANCE

FREEDOM FINANCE

MIDNATTSLOPPET 2012

MIDNATTSLOPPET 2012

ABSOLUT

ABSOLUT

ONLIVE RESEARCH

ONLIVE RESEARCH

MABI

MABI

DUST 514

DUST 514

PARKS and RESORTS

PARKS and RESORTS

THE SECRET WORLD

THE SECRET WORLD

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WORK HISTORY

2012

Senior Experience Designer

RIVER AB

I currently work for River. Not too much to say.

2011

Service Designer

2Getthere

Project on influencing behaviors towards Ride-sharing on Personal Rapid Transit (automated driverless vehicles) located in Masdar city (abu Dhabi). In this project I have been using context mapping techniques (creative and generative sessions) to gain user insights on automated transportation. I organized a service roleplay session and used walkthrough models to act out and experience the interaction.
The final design is a mobile, online and static portal for the transportation system.

2010

Interaction Designer

Dekker

I lead, together with a fellow student, participatory sessions to understand the context of their bathroom experience and to uncover their latent needs and wishes on the topic. As a result, personas and design recommendations were defined and used for the design phase of the Project.
In the last part of the project, I took care of the Renderings and the Photography of the model, and contributed in the physical prototype construction.

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2009

Interaction Designer

Alcatel-Lucent

I organized and set up usability testing with everyday users of Alcatel Conference Module. Participants experienced the product and went through a set of tasks. The results of the testing have been used as directions and developments for the redesign phase.

EDUCATION HISTORY

2012

Design for Interaction

DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Engineering MSc focused on user experience, co-design techniques and design tinkering. Attention on design iterative method, creative and generative techniques and experience prototyping.

2008

Industrial Product Design

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Architecture BSc focusing in Product Development and production methods. Attention of problem setting, solving, 3D and physical prototyping, feasibility testing.

WORTH MENTIONING

EXPERIENCE DESIGN MEETUP

EXPERIENCE DESIGN MEETUP MY CREATIVE FUEL

I am the proud organiser of Stockholm’s biggest Experience Design (including UX and IxD) meetup group, full of talents, nerds and and companies. Check it out!

PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTOGRAPHY WORDLESS COMMUNICATION

Photography somehow keeps me relaxed and fresh. Contact me if you like my shots and you want to hire me. Check my irregularly updated Flickr. I like to combine my shots with songs that got stuck in my head.

WANT SOME ACTION?

You can check out my most relevant project, at least the ones that I am allowed to showcase 😉

PORTFOLIO

 

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Stefano Oliva

Stefano Oliva

oliva.stefano@gmail.com

+46 768686447

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