Simone is a product and interaction designer based in Shanghai, where he works with international clients and institutions like BMW, Philips, Google Creative Labs and the Dubai’s Museum of the Future. His work focuses on building experiential versions of the future and exploring the implications of living and interacting with networked, smart and autonomous things.
He's a partner of automato.farm, a design collective focused on exploring the implications of automation and machine intelligence leaking in the everyday. Simone also co-founded YEAST, a future of food and living laboratory. In his previous career, he used to work at frog jumping around fortune 500 clients doing design research, product innovation, and big delivery projects across Europe, Asia and Australia. Prior that he collaborated with Haque Design Research and Pachube to explore human and machine relationships the early stages of the Internet of Things and was a researcher in pervasive gaming at Mobile Life Centre in Stockholm.
Simone holds an MSc in Design for Interaction from Delft University of Technology and a BSc in Industrial Design from Polytechnic University of Turin. He published ‘Design for Living with Smart Products’ with O'Reilly and he is visiting Lecturer at Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID). He has been lecturing and talking at international conferences like Tedx, IxDA, SolidCon, Thingscon, and Dconstruct. His works have been published internationally on Wired, Fast Company, The Atlantic and Designboom, awarded by Red Dot Design Award, Core77, Interaction Awards and Internet of Things Awards and exhibited in galleries and museums like Vitra Design Museum, Triennial Museum in Milan and MAK Vienna.
"like Rebaudengo's other creations, they are hypothetical tools for a non-hypothetical future. And, like that future, they are wonderful and terrifying all at once."
"What is Real?",2018 The Conference, Malmo
"Real Fictions and Critical Companies", 2018 PrimerEU, Helsinki
"I am awesome, annoying and awful: AI in Everyday life in 2050" 2018 Global Art Forum, Dubai.
"Domesticating Intelligence" 2017 Interaction17, NYC.
"Domesticating Intelligence" 2016 CanUX, Ottawa.
"Smart Frictions", Interaction16, Helsinki."
"The house that knows too much" 2015 Push Conference, Munich
"Sweet and Sour Futures" 2015 Art+Bits Festival, Katowice.
2015 ThingsCon, Berlin
2014, Tasmeem Design Biennale, Doha
"Memoirs of an object", 2014 Solidcon, San Francisco
"Great! Things are connected, but what will they talk about?" 2013 Dconstruct, Brighton
2013 UN Human Rights IT Innovation Summit, Geneva
"Designing Addicted Products" 2013 UX London, London
"The Emotions of a Toaster", 2013 TedX Florence
2012 Design and emotion conference, London
2011 NCKU Young Designer Forum, Taipei
2017 DSA IDEA Award, Silver, Children Products - Yibu
2016 FastCo Innovation by Design Award , Finalist, Experimental category - Yibu
2016 FastCo Innovation by Design Award, Honorable mention, Experimental category - Politics of Power
2016 Internet Of Things Award - Ethical Things
2015 Core77 Design Awards, Runner Up, Professional Speculative concept - Ethical Things
2014 IXDA Award Best in show and Best in category engaging - Addicted Products
2014 Share Prize - Ethical Things
2015 Internet Of Things Award - Addicted Products
2015 Core77 Design Awards, Honoree, Speculative Design - Addicted Products
2014 Robot Film Festival, Botsker Prize for "Most Uncanny" - "The story of Brad the toaster"
Scenes Unseen, 2018, HXN Museum, Shenzhen
The body is the message, 2018, File Festival, Sao Paulo
Common Good, 2018, MAAS, Sydney
Hello Robot, 2018, MAK, Vienna
Giro Giro Tondo, 2017, Triennale Museum, Milan
Robots.Works.Our Future, 2017, Vienna Biennale, Vienna
Hello Robot, 2017, Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein
Haunted machines & wicked problems, Impakt Festival, 2017 , Utrecht
Techno Optimism/Techno Pessimism, 2017, Plan D Festival, Zagreb
House Guests, 2016, Share Festival, Turin
Autonomous, 2015, Share Festival, Turin
Art+Bits Festival, 2015, Katowice
Adhocracy, 2015, Athens
Connected Beings, 2014, Mobile world congress, Barcelona
Sonar+D, 2013, Barcelona
Open IoT Assembly, 2012, London
Design By Fire, 2010, Amsterdam