About the College >> Roberto Fraquelli

Roberto Fraquelli

MA Ecological Design Thinking Programme Coordinator

Roberto is interested in Holistic Design and the dilemma many designers face between the pressures of (economic) growth and an empathy with all living systems. His current research focuses on 4 interrelated themes: ecological design thinking, deep empathic design, systems design thinking and, contemplative inquiry. With over 20 years of professional practice working with IDEO Global Design company Roberto has designed products, environments and experiences for clients across Europe, America, India and the Far East. He holds a number of international design awards and patents - and his work has been featured in Domus, Business Week, Design Week, The Observer, and NewDesign magazine. Roberto studied Industrial Design at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London. He also teaches and is Professor of Design with Plymouth University.