Patrizia Schettino

phd student
Universita della Svizzera italiana
Switzerland

Patrizia Schettino is a PhD student at TEC-Lab, University of Lugano, Switzerland. She is doing research in design, cultural diversity and multimedia in museums. After a Masters in Design, Multimedia and Visual Communication at Politecnico in Milan, she worked as multimedia designer in Milan and Paris and taught at NABA, in Milan. She was an eLearning consultant for the European Network ERIC (European Resources for Intercultural Communication), and was involved as a graphic designer and instructional designer in twelve eLearning projects supported by the Swiss Virtual Campus in Switzerland. As filmmaker, storyteller and photographer, she has participated in several film festivals and exhibitions in Italy (POLI.design, Triennale, Milan, 1999; International Photography Award Viaggio in Basilicata, travelling exhibition 2006 and 2007; Potenza Film Festival, Potenza, 2006; Young Movie Festival, Potenza 2007 and 2009; and the Lucania Film Festival, Pisticci, 2006 and 2010). She has been visiting researcher at the Department of Information Studies and Interactive Media (INFIM), University of Tampere, the iCinema Center, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, the Immigration Museum, Melbourne, and the School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester, supported by a grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation.

My PhD thesis is about cultural diversity, design, immersive environments and visitors experiences.

I collected data in a museum, doing interviews and ethnographic observations about an immersive environment.

My master thesis was about intercultural education in Milan and interactive storytelling.