Claudio Moderini is a design director, researcher and educator with a background in architecture and design, currently Head of Academics at Pearl Academy, School of Design, Fashion and Creative Business with campuses in Delhi NCR (East & West), Jaipur and Mumbai, part of the international group Laureate.
He was formerly Head of Institute at Domus Academy, the international institute focused on innovation in design, based in Milan, Italy.
His competences range from creative direction to envisioning and strategic design, applied to the development of advanced solutions for the design sector and to the development and management of progressive learning environments.
His main design and research interests range from the introduction of Digital Technology in the everyday life and environment, to its potentiality in supporting the qualities of social relations, to the potentiality of interaction design to innovate/transform the product and service design processes.
He has been project leader and coordinator for DA of more than 40 design projects, researches and workshops both in conjunction with international companies such as Canon, Fujitsu, Mitsubishi, Nokia, Motorola, Pioneer, Samsung, TDK and within EU research initiatives.
He has lectured and held design seminars at Politecnico di Milano, Royal College of Art, University of Siena, University of Milano Bicocca, FUKUI Prefecture in Japan, Shie Chien University Taipei, NTUT Taipei, Hong Kong Design Institute, Hong Kong Polytechnic, Kookmin University Seoul, MIT Boston, Bilgi University Istanbul, Tonji University Shanghai, Universidad Major Santiago del Chile, Toluca Tech Mexico and Seoul Design Foundation, focusing on interactive design, envisioning, service and strategic design.