Tuesday 12pm, 18 November 2014


Interactions with a Human Touch

Marco Triverio (@marcotriverio)

Interaction Designer - IDEO San Francisco


Interactions characterize our lives. From the moment we wake up we interact with the objects around us and, increasingly, with the digital world. Only some of those interactions, though, feel meaningful and resemble the human dimension we often long for. We are often delighted by those interaction that elicit an emotional reaction and communicate with us in a human way. How do we design the physical and digital entities around us speak in a more human way?


Marco Triverio is an Interaction Design Lead at IDEO San Francisco, where he helps teams uncover latent behaviors, needs, and emotions to build solutions that feel deeply humane and personal.

His work has been recognized by the Interaction Design Awards, Core77 Design Awards, and Lovie Awards.

Marco loves getting his hands dirty.
With a background in Computer Engineering - and a life-long passion for tinkering with hardware and software -, he often finds himself hacking together prototypes to test the interactions he is designing. He is the creator of Avocado (, a toolbox that ‚Äčenables designers to make quick interactive prototypes without writing a line of code.

Marco also serves as a lecturer at Stanford's, Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID), and California College of the Arts (CCA).