ItaliaDesign is an undergraduate field school and research program offered by the School of Interactive Arts + Technology (SIAT) at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. This website is the seven year legacy project of the annual research results conducted in the area of design and innovation, under the directorship of Russell Taylor, Senior Lecturer in Design, SIAT since 2004.
The most significant contribution to the field are the interviews conducted each year in Italy with industry-leading designers, thinkers, architects and design manufacturers. Over the seven years ItaliaDesign has conducted over 90 of these interviews with Italy’s emergent and established players in the design community. Each year, the new team builds on the previous year’s research. ItaliaDesign is an open source network that values above all knowledge-share on a global scale.