Dr. Francesca Toso is Assistant Professor in Stakeholder engagement and Co-Design at the Faculty of Engineering Technology of the University of Twente.
Formed as industrial designer, she specialized in technologies for healthcare, designing and evaluating products in real-life environment by engaging different stakeholders in the process.
She built her research profile with study and research experiences at Iuav University of Venice, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, ITRI - Industrial Technology Research Institute and Eindhoven University of Technology.
She has been working as local project manager on different European project involving international and multidisciplinary consortia, such as Interreg IT-AT AGEDESIGN, Interreg NWE Certification-D and MSC-DN HOMEDEM.
In parallel of the research activity, she engaged on teaching activities at Iuav University of Venice, San Raffaele Telematic University and Eindhoven University of Technology.
With a strong attitude for transdisciplinary research, her research interests space between embodied interaction for vulnerable people, personalized care and inclusivity (in terms of gender, culture, neurodiversity and invisible disabilities).