Daniele Savasta is an interaction designer and assistant professor of visual communication design. He graduated from the University of Palermo in Industrial Design and then from the Iuav University of Venice with a master’s degree in Product Design and a PhD in Design Sciences. During his doctoral studies, he dedicated a semester at the Izmir Institute of Technology to tie his research in interaction design with the public space.
Since 2005, he has been teaching as a research assistant and then as a visiting lecturer at the Universities of Palermo, Politecnico di Milano, Iuav University of Venice, and the University of Lisbon Belas Artes. He joined Yaşar University in 2014 as a lecturer, establishing a lab for interaction research. In 2023, he started lecturing at the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design at the Izmir University of Economics. He offered lectures and workshops with a broad spectrum of subjects including speculative and information design, creative coding, inclusive and service design.
His practice focuses on designing interfaces for cultural heritage, games, interactive places and dynamic web identities. His work has been exhibited and recognized internationally, and he collaborates within EU projects, with professional associations, and with independent collectives in the neighbourhood and abroad.